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  1. I recent,y received an email from RV Insurance Benefits (Kerville TX, the broker used to work with Kyle I believe) about a new nationwide PPO plan “designed by RVers” . It appears to be sponsored by FMCA. — perhaps only for their members (which I am not) does anyone one know about this?
  2. GreyDawg

    Don't Miss Out on Escapade!

    Right, all I can find on the website is the 2017 schedule. And some broken links. I went to "Life on Wheels" in 2006 -- and the restrooms/showers were on the other side of the unversity campus (in Idaho) from the boondocking area., in the gym. So just wondering about layout .... EDITED to add: the link to the 2018 schedule seems to work: https://www.escapees.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Seminar-Schedule-2018.pdf
  3. GreyDawg

    Don't Miss Out on Escapade!

    Hi -- Any update on when the program/schedule will be released? I'm sitting on the fence about attending, which would delay my departure for the Yukon by about two weeks from current plan. Also, who can give me information about availability of showers and restrooms for boondockers? Using my Class B outdoor boondocking shower doesn't bother wildlife, but at the fairgounds ..... not so much. Thanks
  4. I find myself in an RV park for 5 weeks, in a row with very poor Wifi reception. My iPad can get a signal, but my laptop (Dell XPS13, 1 yr old) and my new Moto 5g phone cannot, though they find the park network. I do not run any router -- just independent pieces of equipment. I check email and surf the net, but do not stream. My T-Mobile hotspot works reasonably well -- when I can get a T-Mobile signal. And I will be throttled at 10GB. So I need a wifi booster? antenna? I would ideally like something that plugs into one of the USB ports on my laptop. And I do not want to make a major $$$ investment as this is something I need only once in a while. I don't even know the vocabulary for what I need to buy. Recommendations? BTW, I am hunkered down in a Starbucks right now to get Wifi... Thanks for the help. I really need to order something today or tomorrow so that I can get out of this crippoing WiFi situation asap.
  5. mkc, I agree with you: too many sketchy aspects to this union deal. I will stick with my FLBlue plan, which gives me out-of-network coverage, and the Blue Card program (PPO) when I am not in FL. Also has limited worldwide coverage when I travel. Though I admit that it feels a bit iffy having changed my domicile to FL in 2017 wtih no intention of spending much time in the state. At least I used to spend about two weeks a year in Texas (though not in Polk County).
  6. Kyle -- the summary doc that you linked to (Thanks!) is the 2017 doc. Is the 2018 doc available? cheers!
  7. Thanks! Now I can compare this to FLBlue Select --- which I hope still has the BlueCard program for care outside of FL. Still working to get that confirmed.
  8. Yes, you are right. Somehow my (very tired after three days of looooong drives) mind turned Amalgamated into Ambetter Alamgamated makes me a bit nervous:. I have heard of Ambetter for health insurance, but not Amalgamated. I don't know that "the reinsurer is ... " means . maybe next week I will pester Kyle.
  9. Yes. This is apparently a union group health plan administered by Ambetter which uses the Cigna network. That is what I am trying to get details on. and yes, you need to work 30+ hours per week ... Which is why it might be suitable for self-employed Xscapers.
  10. Kyle's site, rverinsurance.com option #2. Potentially very promising for Xscapers but I need to see the details.
  11. I am trying to compare the Ambetter PPO that uses the Cigna network to the FLBlue options, but cannot find documents with the nitty-gritty details of the Cigna PPO. Does anyone have a link to the docs? thanks.
  12. i don't know if there will be such a letter or not. There may already be -- I haven't had my mail sent to me since mid-September. Might do that this week or next ....
  13. Thanks. Now I just need to confirm that Blue Select has Blue Card coverage.
  14. Last year when I moved from TX to FL, the very vague and ditzy FLBlue agent I dealt with at a FLBlue office in The Villages (Sumter County) told me that if I don't spend time in FL -- and I do not expect to return there in the next several years --- to go with the Blue Select because, although the network is much more limited in FL than Blue Options, outside FL the preferred network -- Blue Card-- is the same as for Blue Options. She then plugged "MD Anderson Cancer Hospital Houston" into the provider directory to demonstrate her point, and said that if I needed cancer care --knock on wood not -- FLBlue would cover treatment there as in-network. Hmmmm. Keeping in mind the warning about " exclusive providers" in Blue Select as noted in an excellent post here last year, I chose Blue Select, (have not used it except for a flu shot at Walgreens in WY) and have spent the year trying to confirm what I was told: that basically for Blue Select the coverage/network outside FL is better than in FL. Does the the square with anyone else's understanding? Is there some way (good agent, or ??) who can confirm this ... Or not?
  15. Thanks again for the answers. BruceT: I've looked at long term parking at AUS: it's $7/day so that is, in fact, pretty darned good when, as you say, you factor in rental cars, etc. My hesitation is that it is uncovered and thus subject to spring hailstorms. I would guess that long term parking at DFW and IAH is also uncovered. I'm still looking at tickets and may end up flying from via DFW rather than IAH to stick with the OneWorld alliance. Thanks for the suggestion! Big5er: thanks for the recommendation. I'll check them out if I fly from IAH!