How To Shop For Health Insurance

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* [http://www.oci.ga.gov/home.aspx Georgia Insurance Commissioner]
* [http://www.oci.ga.gov/home.aspx Georgia Insurance Commissioner]
* [http://www.nahu.org/consumer/groupinsurance.cfm NAHU Group Insurance Consumer Guidelines]
* [http://www.nahu.org/consumer/groupinsurance.cfm NAHU Group Insurance Consumer Guidelines]
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* [https://www.getinsured.com/ Individual Insurance quotes through Vimo]
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* [http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?bc=41|329 Propaganda from the Insurance Industry's political action committee that might still be useful if taken with salt]
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Revision as of 14:37, 4 February 2011

Health insurance is a significant expense for the organization and its employees. Health insurance can run $2500 to $10,000 per employee at the time of this writing. Health insurance premiums and plans rise annually and are a significant challenge facing the finance department. Each year it's important to shop the plan early in order to avoid having to make a decision under pressure.

Insurance brokers and/or agents will present themselves as consultants and trusted advisors. Keep in mind, however, brokers/agents are highly paid representatives of the insurance industry who will collect somewhere between 7% and 25% of premiums as commissions. Brokers/agents are incentivized and paid to protect their employers, the insurance agency. If you do not shop them around, premiums will rise while the broker in charge of our account continues to collect $250 to $1000 per year per employee in commissions.

Preparation Checklist

Annual steps

  1. Prepare a memo to employees communicating the changes. Seek feedback.

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