HSA = Health Sadly Absent
August 27, 2012 9:02 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to sell my company on getting better health insurance?
posted by spamguy to Work & Money (9 answers total)
I recently switched jobs after receiving a very nice offer from another company. I didn't ask for insurance details before signing on because I figured as well-established tech companies go, insurance varies only in the details.
A week in, I got the details, and I'm floored by how terrible it is. It's a high deductible ($225/month) HSA with no employer contributions and covers the basics. No prescription drug coverage, which is the only thing I really need. The HR rep innocently said many people buy their own third party insurance; I should ask around for suggestions.
The company has been around 10 years and is making excellent profits. Am I spoiled in thinking its fairly paid employees deserve better insurance? What do I do (and how do I do it effectively) to get the right people thinking about switching? Half the company is in Austin (where I work), but the other half is the part with people who have decision-making powers: administration, the HR lady, etc. Those people have a separate insurance setup of unknown quality. The CEO occasionally flies over to see us, so I may have his ear at some point.