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Do you mean to say you have medical insurance etc??

Posted By: Seeking information on 2006-02-01
In Reply to: I get them, I would assume they are offered to all, but not sure - nm

Thanks for any information.

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Medical Insurance

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a company that has medical insurance for its employees.  The company I work for now has just screwed us on the medical insurance and I am looking elsewhere.  Thanks. NM

Medical Insurance

I just want to remind everyone that the insurance coverage with a a company is very important, especially when single.  Do ask about the deductible.  Due to medical crisis, I faced 10 grand in medical bills which only added more stress to a very stressful situation.  And, that basically takes 10 thousand off my yearly income. 

Good insurance coverage means so much, especially when there is not a secondary ins. in place.

Just wanted to share this.  :)

I don't take the medical insurance either BUT
Their other benefits are phenomenal.  They provide LTD, STD, flexible spending account, 401K with match and they pay your vision insurance for the family.  They have an awesome PTO rate and you get paid for downtime IF you run out of work, which doesn't happen very often.  I can't remember the last time I was out of work.
Is the NWU offering medical insurance again?
I had great insurance at a great rate through them years and years ago, then they dropped it because the cost was prohibitive. If they are offering it again, I applaud them. They are a good union and very unconfrontational, well spoken (guess that's a mute point, eh?) but still don't have the big bucks it would take to promote the MT industry on the level that is needed. Almost every American MT would need to join and NWU would need to find a lobbying group to help.

Employee Medical Insurance
Are there any national companies that pay the full premium for employee medical coverage or is this only offered if you work outside the home?  Thanks.
That is so NOT the purpose of medical insurance. nm
How are the medical insurance rates?
Did they go up too? They were interested in me a couple of months ago, but I did not call them because I had already picked someone else. I know they are great, but did their insurance rate for employee and children, or family go up like everyone else? I am considering contacting them again. Although I don't want to change jobs at all, if their rates are good I won't have to spend most of my paycheck on medical. Please someone let us know here. It is an important issue!
Zylomed Medical Insurance
Can anyone who works for Zylomed who has employee status give me some info on how their medical insurance benefits are?  Thanks!
So if you have a medical claim, the insurance - sm
doesn't pay anything until you've forked out the first $2,000? That's appalling!
They don't pay for vision unless you have medical insurance.
When I first started they paid for vision, but unless you get medical coverage it is no longer free, unless it changed with the enrollment that is going on now. 
Medical insurance isn't about feelings. It's business. nm
Keystrokes is hiring. Can anyone tell me how much for their medical insurance benefits etc...
I am looking for a FT job with good medical benefits for either myself or family coverage. They are seeking ortho MTs and that is right up my alley. Thanks in advance for any help.
How is Transcend/MDI's medical insurance plan for employees?
MDI-FL. thinking of applying. Is medical insurance still high? That is what has stopped me before
I cant remember what the cost was but it seemed to be be high for single and family coverage. Anyone know?
Thanks for your honest reply. Unfortunately, I have also worked in the medical insurance billing
side of it and I see how our prices go up and how the insurance companies pay the doctors less and less, yet these insurance carriers gouge people with their ridiculuous preminums. I understand insurance companies having to raise rates due to skyrocketing health care costs but the kicker is the insurance companies are only allowing a fraction of the billed charges anyway. If they were actually paying out all these claims at full, I could understand the rise in preminums. Well good luck to you and do not think about it, pooping blood does not sound healthy at all and would call for a colonscopy and then a huge bill and then another rise in your preminum.  Vicious cycle I tell ya.
Isnt their family medical insurance kind of high. I think that is
why I passed on them previously and they only wanted to pay 7.5 cpl for 12 years of experience.
Survey - What type of medical insurance does your company offer?
Just curious about which company you work for and what type of medical insurance they offer.  HMO, PPO?  Cheap or expensive for you?
I agree. As medical insurance biller/coder/transcriptionist
I agree with the other poster. You're better off going with a group plan than on your own. Largely, because you pay the same premiums across the board as everyone else on your plan. When your on your own individual plan, I was scared to use my or have a new diagnosis because come renewal time, your premiums are adapt to go up staggering and there is nothing to can do about it, other than drop them and then you are in a worst situation. Yes, group insurance premiums usually go up every year but it's nothing like what will happen to if your on your own. Also, you do get a contracted adjustment based on your insurance's contracted allowable rate. Say your visit is $100 and the contracted rate/allowable through the insurance is $75, that means the doctor has to write off that $25 according to their contract.
Is there anyone else struggling to get the lines needed at Transcend for medical insurance? sm
Or is it just me??  TIA
MDI-FL. Last time I checked their medical insurance for families was expensive. Has that changed or
is it supposed to. I know at one point a recruiter told me they were working on making it more affordable but I never heard anything more. That is a big factor for me. I need affordable insurance for my family. Thanks for any input.
Heard Keystrokes was getting better benefits, medical insurance etc.. Anyone care to elaborate? I
ready for a change.
Transolutions? Anyone know how good their medical insurance benefits are, costs, etc..specifically
family coverage. They say you only have to work 32 hours to be eligible so I'm curious what their benefits are like. Thanks
Medware- Ballpark figure for cost of their family medical insurance. NM
401k funds are protected by govt insurance similar to the insurance
that banks have (FDIC). It is safe even if the company goes under.
The insurance cost is double for Transcend but insurance probably doesn't factor in for her.
I have heard more good things about Axolotl than Transcend, although it seems Axolotl may be less flexible with your schedule and someone told me that QA was pretty strict, which should not matter either if you have worked for a hospital and know what your QA score is.
The insurance plan in my opinion is excellent insurance. I am not sure if it will change when it'
time to renew or not. I really hope not but I know that a lot of companies change every year in an effort to keep costs down because most insurance companies start raising rates after you have been with them a year. The insurance is Great West and they also have excellent dental and vision plans. I believe the cost is less than $70 a pay period for the employee.
Insurance sucks compared to my old insurance... sm
The insurance seems like they don't want to cover anything, even simple prescriptions I used to pay 4 or 10 dollars on I now pay 20 to 43 dollars.  I like the company/people so far, just don't like the insurance.
Insurance Questions: Can you tell me what you pay for insurance through your

MTSO, which MTSO it is and whether the coverage is decent?  I currently pay $92.00 a pay period for decent coverage but am trying to figure out if I am getting a good deal or if I could do better elsewhere.


insurance sm
You may be better off going directly to the source, so to speak. I do not have the insurance, but I have seen the rates, and they are reasonable, even affordable! I believe it's through either Blue Cross or UHC, or it may be both, you get to choose.  Anyways, I do get the eye insurance for my family, which is at no cost to me.  As I said before, your best source is to ask MQ itself.  Good luck, and don't count MQ out just because of all of the negative posts on this board! I'm very happy w/them, and have been for over four years now!
MQ insurance

I don't know if it's still the same, but when I worked for MQ, I cancelled my insurance and went to IC status when the family coverage went up to $900/month.  I asked them how could that be with the largest transcription company in the world, and they claimed it was based on the area I lived in.


They don't let you go, they make you a statutory employee. If they let you go, then they would put themselves in a situation to where they may have to pay unemployment. If they move you to statutory and take all your benefits, then they don't have to pay your insurance or PTO days. Working off the clock is just free labor for them. So basically, it is going to benefit them either way.

I carry myself and my husband and it costs me between $30 and $40 monthly.  This is for an HMO.  I think they told me  the PPO was between $80 and 120 monthly, but the HMO had more providers in my area so I went with it.    There were several choices between HMO and PPO.  Like I said before, this will vary depending on which hospital.  I work for a hospital in PA. I'm not sure about details for the Florida hospitals.  

For the insurance directly through Diskriter (if you work for them directly),   I think they quoted me around $300 a month for two people.    

PT Insurance
There is a company in WI who offers insurance at 30 or 32 hours a week. For the life of me I can't remember the name but out of Waukesha, WI. Hopefully someone can jump in and give you the name.
PT Insurance
I keep wondering why more companies don't offer an option like the hospitals where you pay a little more as PT, but can at least obtain insurance as part of their group. Or for that matter, why AAMT cannot offer a group option for insurance for all the ICs, etc.
You get to choose full time with benefits, full time with limited benefits, or part time.

Now, tell me about the insurance. I may sm
still look into this.Thanks!
Check with IRBA on the internet. It is a group for small business owners and then you get a group rate. You join IRBA and then there are different insurance companies.


I checked into the self employed insurance (Mega Life) and the deductibles are high -- which I could tolerate -- but if you go into the hospital the deductible must be met for each occurence.   So if you have two surgeries -- I broke my leg and had surgery for placement of a rod and plate, etc.   Ten months later it comes out -- deductible for each has to be met.   I have worked insurance also and their plan is hard to understand what each covers.  You pay for your basic and add on -- chemotherapy, outpatient labs, etc.   I went with a high deductible but where I put money in a tax free account to pay the deductible should I need it.  I am self employed so it works for me.  Most of the docs I type for give me free office visits and labs done in their office as well as prescrition samples.   But then have only been to the doctor three times in the past 3 years.     But do a search for medical insurance and you will get a lot of info.   But with the difference of over $200 for a $2000 deductible, I saved that in a year and like I said it is pre tax account.


Poster below gave you good info - WMX probably has best, most affordable ins. of all MTSOs.
I know several IC's, over 50, with no insurance. SM
They rave to me about all the money they make, however, they cannot afford to see a doctor and rarely do, one goes to hospital when they run those studies.

Yeah, they make more than I do, but you cannot enjoy the money if your are dead.

Sorry, like I said, this rant is directed at older (over 40) IC's.
Insurance sm
I am over 50 and have insurance through AARP - 118.50 per month. I also have an arrangement with my personal physician to pay cash at a much lower price than he would normally charge for someone with insurance. Also, because I am IC, I have multiple tax deductions that lowers my income so that I can qualify for cheap drugs, free mammograms, etc. I also have additional accident coverage in case I am in an accident or fall or something that would be more than my AARP insurance coverage. This has worked well for me for about 13 years. Most disease can be prevented and if you take care of yourself, you are unlikely to have an emergency.
Why can't people just pay for their own insurance? IF you make good money it is affordable.

After changing jobs and realizing I couldnt'afford the new company's insurance, my husband and I attempted to buy our own insurance. Guess what, no reputable health insurance company in our state would even accept us at any price because of our physical condition. They only want you if you're young and/or healthy. So buying your own insurance is not always an option. I would advise anyone to go ahead and buy their own insurance before they get too old or in too bad of health and not count on any company's insurance, because if you lose it, you won't have any. At least that's been my experience.
please tell us what website to go to.
If you find someone that gives good insurance coverage the pay usually goes down.  We need to something about these insurance rates as no one is getting rich but the insurance companies.  
It's not so much about the insurance -
I believe that by law (?) new insurance cannot turn preexisting claims if you have proof of creditable coverage from your prior carrier without a lapse of more than 63(?) days. If you were not so previously covered, I think some companies do make you wait a certain amount of time before they cover you for preexisting.

MW has excellent insurance through United. I suggest you either give your recruiter a call and ask (they usually don't mind giving you specifics as this is as much compensation as money is) and/or look up United Health care on line to see if there are any leads. Good luck to you.
OSi insurance

Are you talking about Opti-Script, Inc., or Outsourcing Solutions?  Both have the same logo.  If Opti-Script in State College, PA, please give me a call at 814.404.8805.  Additionally, we are recruiting for full- and part-time employee MT positions,  If interested, please give me a call. 

Sharon B. Allred, CMT, FAAMT

Opti-Script, Inc. 

Director of Staff Development & Special Projects






blame it on the republicans
Sure, be glad to share. Webmedx had fabulous insurance coverage. I just got the info this week and jumped on it. The best I have seen in the industry yet! They are worth checking out!
For myself and 2 kids I pay $400 per month. I'm in Florida, and this is for the PPO plan. (United) It has been good for us. I had surgery last year and had no unexpected expenses from it at all. The plans and rates vary as to where you live, but they are similar all around.
I don't remember their insurance rates as I did not need coverage through them.  They do have 3 plans to choose from with different rates.  Pay is average, maybe slightly better.  They do request you stick to a schedule, require weekends and 3 holidays a year.