Some of you may have heard that Anthem Blue Cross has, in their infinite wisdom, decided that they need to make just a little more money in California and decided to raise their premiums yet again. It seems like they do it every five minutes. So guess how much they think they can squeeze out of us?
My present monthly premium with a $5000 deductible is $516. If I stay on the same plan it would increase to $701. It is beyond mind boggling. I do have the option to get a $7500 deductible and pay only $563.
They have run wild.
Fortunately Anthem have been stopped by State regulators from putting this into effect until May 1 while they look into this insanity.
And we don't need health care reform in this country!
On the other side of the coin:
I am going through a nightmare scenario with the house I just listed which is the subject of another post at a later time and a lesson to be taught. I have been, to say the least, highly distracted and smashed up my brand new 2010 Lexus SUV.
GEICO is my insurance company and the cute gecko they have as their symbol is highly appropriate, not to mention he has an English accent, and no, he does not sound like Sheldon as someone suggested.
Not only are they probably the cheapest of all the insurance companies they are by far probably one of the most professional. From start to finish they are on top of things. They are empathetic, friendly and everything is taken care of in record speed.
They sent me to a place to get the car fixed and I thought I was at a five-star resort. I was treated like royalty. The body shop representative greeted me with a clip board and explained the procedures. The GEICO examiner presented me with a mini brochure, escorted me around the car and also explained what was going to happen. The body workers were crowded around the car and explaining what they may or may not do, and the Enterprise rental car guy was there with the car. I was in and out in about 20 minutes. By the afternoon I was given the estimate and they had already done a fair amount of work on the car.
The adjuster called me for a recorded interview of my side of the story and was extremely friendly and helpful. She also mentioned that my premium may not go up and could go down, depending on what is happening in my area. Ain't going to happen but would be nice.
I have a bad taste for Anthem but I love GEICO.