Originally Posted by Rain Man
I'm not sure of the long-term impact, but in fairness I'll say that our company got an "early renewal opportunity" from our current health plan, and it was 3% lower than last year. I was stunned, because we're generally happy if t's less than a 10% increase each year.
I'm not sure if it's Obamacare-related or not since it's just a renewal of our current plan, but I would suspect that there's a link.
Our insurance broker told us to jump on it since we're the only decrease they've seen among their clients. My only theory is that we tend to skew young relative to the work force as a whole, and I know that age-banding comes into play in the new rates somehow.
I find it really interesting that all of the non-crazies on this board with reports of their 2014 insurance plans all report premiums that are lower, about the same, or perhaps a slight increase that is lower than the increases they are used to seeing.
The hard-core right-wingers all report a bazillion% increase and that someone came to their house to kick them in the balls on top of it.