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Selecting a Domicile -- It's All about Counties

28 November 2015 - 05:18 PM

For those full timers (or soon-to-be full timers) who are pre-Medicare . . .
Selecting a Domicile -- It's All about Counties.

NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015 - 2016

01 November 2015 - 11:33 AM

Like others under 65, my wife has to select a new health insurance carrier because her current plan provider, BCBS, won't be offering PPO plans in AZ in 2016.
The good news is that there are providers in AZ who are offering PPO plans, but how do you chose a new provider?
First, I used www.healthsherpa.com to determine what plans are available.
Then in Consumer Reports I found the NCQA ratings which appear to give a statistically valid method of evaluating health insurance carriers (see below).
These ratings for each state are available on www.consumerreports.org. A yearly subscription is $30.

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Who is Losing their PPO Health Plans?

24 September 2015 - 02:00 PM

This is just for those of us under 65 without Medicare who must buy individual plans. So far it appears that

  • TX BCBS PPO individual health plans are gone for 2016
  • AZ BCBS PPO individual health plans are gone for 2016
  • All NM BCBS individual health plans are gone for 2016


Anyone else ?

DISH & DirecTV Users -- Switching Local TV Stations?

18 September 2015 - 12:29 PM

If you're using either DISH or DirecTV in your RV . . .

  1. During a single camping trip, what was the most number of times you were able to get DISH or DirecTV to change your local TV stations to the area where you were currently camped?
  2. About how far did you travel during this camping trip?
  3. How many days, weeks, etc were you on the road during this trip?