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It is only insurance Spheris offers. SM

Posted By: cm on 2007-02-12
In Reply to: What is consumer driven insurance? sm - mlstoo

It is managed by Aetna.

There is high deductible of $2000.00 for single/ $6000.00 for family. They will not pay until deductible is met. You must pay for everything out of pocket. Medications are not covered.

I never heard of it either until the end of last year, when they announced that will be our new insurance. No options were given.

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regarding spheris health insurance


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regarding spheris health insurance

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Micromanaged to the microsecond, or ms!  Horrible. And part of a team?  Total opposite - part of a team as in prison.

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ESL??? Good Dictator????

IT DOESN'T MATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was making 5 CENTS PER LINE BACK IN 1989!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I sure can't support my family on the same wages I made back in 1989, now, in 2009!!!


In 1989, my rent was $350/month.

In 2009, my mortgage (signed for in 2003) is $850/month.

I live in a house that is now considered to be in a
*low-rent* area!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I'm mad!!!!!!!!

JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!