I got married recently. Now we're working through the Life Event Change processes of our respective companies. Here's the puzzler: If I'm reading this right, at my company, Medical is $90/month for myself, $300 for myself+spouse. At my wife's company, it's almost the same. This implies that it would be cheaper for both of us to be insured separately than together. What am I missing here?
How common is it for American workers to deliberately get fired in order to collect on unemployment insurance?
We're about to hire our first few full time folks, and I want to offer them insurance and potentially retirement. Finding a reliable broker (in NYC) seems daunting, so I'm hoping for some advice! [more inside]
If my medical provider submits a claim for treatment that was received while I was insured, but the claim is submitted after my insurance expires, will insurance still pay? (Asking in the US.) [more inside]
FMLA-Filter: What counts as officially "returned" to work after the 12 week FMLA for maternity leave? [more inside]
How do single income families afford health insurance? [more inside]
Should health benefits and who will pay those health benefits be included in an employment contract? [more inside]
I'm in the open enrollment period (also newly married) and am considering switching health insurance -- for the first time ever. I understand the fill-out-the-forms part, but I can't wrap my head around what that means logistically. What's the process? What should I look out for? [more inside]
I can insure my spouse through my employer. My spouse can insure me through his employer. Right now we are just going with the better of the two plans. Is there any reason we would want to sign up for both? [more inside]
I'm a guy. Can I get domestic partner benefits in California with my girlfriend? [more inside]
I'm a 23 y/o male, living back and forth in PA and NJ. I'm looking to buy my own health insurance of some persuasion, and I need lots of advice. I have no known health issues, and I've been slightly underemployed as of late. Thanks! [more inside]
How much should I put in my medical Flexible Spending Account for next year? [more inside]
I've been recruited by a large firm in the US, who are going to relocate me to their offices in Washington. How do I deal with your weird health-care system? [more inside]
My new company doesn't provide health insurance but a $2500 stipend is "built into" my hourly rate to cover the cost. I've got a plan that costs $175/month but how much does it suck for me that the stipend money is being taxed? [more inside]
How can I help my fellow employees get the most out of their benefits program via efficient, lively, multi-platform communications? [more inside]
My employer has decided to stop paying any dependent health insurance coverage. How do I respond? [more inside]
Where can I work part-time and get benefits? [more inside]
I am strongly considering taking a new job, but the benefits package is, frankly, horrible compared to the one I have with my current job. However, the new job promises to be much more fulfilling than the current one. How can I make up for the lack of good benefits? [more inside]
My COBRA runs out tomorrow. I've applied to a private carrier and was declined already. I was under the impression that if there wasn't a 63 day gap in coverage, they had to insure me. [mi] [more inside]
I don't understand something about health insurance benefits. [more inside]
Is there an easy way to find out what companies provide their employees with a pension and medical benefits after a certain period of time working there? I am looking for a centralized list or such that would tell me all those companies that are local-as I want to look at working at a company like that. A centralized list probably doesn't exist. How do you find out if there isn't a centralized place?