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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 11:15 PM
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22. Just got delayed notice today from Anthem BCBS raising my rate on June 1st.
They were obviously delaying notice all these months (usually get notice in January, if at all) to find out how the HCR bill
would end. I'm a single policy holder (no one else on my policy), self-pay (meaning not through my employer, who doesn't offer
coverage anyway and I believe has under 50 employees and thus still exempt from offering) on the cheapest policy they had for me. Here's what I've paid over the years, how much it increased, and why according to them:

>>>If memory serves, I started at about $140/month in May 2006, having hit 25yrsold on the 27th of April and thus no longer eligible to be on my stepdad's employer's insurance coverage, hence my switch to Anthem BCBS. I'm unsure of the exact amount because I can't find the bills for May, June or July 2006. Anyway, that rate was supposed to be my rate until my next birthday in April 2007...

>>>Somewhere between 13% and 20% increase in June(?) 2006 (again, I can't find my bills for May, June or July 2006 to give the previous amount) to $168/month (Yeah, we lied to you over the phone when you signed up about the rate you would pay until your next birthday. Fuck you and suck it, Mr. Rose.)

>>>9% increase in January 2007 to $184/month (This one was extra special: I received notice that either A. I had a "recent change in age" even though my birthday is in April which I was already supposed to be paying the proper rate from April 2006 and as you will see next, they raised my rate in April 2007 separately from this January 2007 rate increase anyway so they must think I get two birthdays in one year; B. "recent change in address" never mind that I've lived in this house at this address and haven't moved since 1987 LOOONG before becoming a policy holder with them; OR (and I want to stress that "OR" because they didn't specify WHICH of these three reasons caused the rate increase) C. "recent change in geographic region." What, did the Reno/Sparks area get scooped off the face of the Earth and physically moved somewhere else on the planet? And besides, they couldn't just pick ONE of these three reasons to raise my rate? It had to be multiple choice? I get to pick the one that raises my blood pressure the LEAST? How charitable of them, shows they really care. Fuck you and suck it, Mr. Rose.)

>>>11% increase in April 2007 to $205/month (change in age, so yeah like I said before rate increased twice in one year 4 months apart possibly for the same reason, Anthem BCBS just couldn't decide on ONE reason in January they were ALL just such wonderful reasons. Fuck you and suck it again, Mr. Rose.)

>>>21% increase in April 2008 to $248/month (change in age; reasonable reason, ridiculous rate)

>>>11% increase in April 2009 to $275/month (change in age; reasonable reason, ridiculous rate)

>>>delayed 18% increase in June 2010 to $325/month (Not because of change in age this coming April, not because of a change in address that hasn't changed in almost 23 years, not because of a change in geographic region since the Earth's crust doesn't move like that. No, nothing "reasonable" like any of that. Fuck you, we're just greedy. And suck it, Mr. Rose.)
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