Saturday, January 9, 2010

Large Group health coverage through trade and professional associations

We all should be able to have affordable "Group" health insurance coverage through our professional associations (AMA, APTA,ASHA, AOTA......) , Costco, Chamber of Commerce, trade associations, or through other well-formed groups and agencies. Don't settle for "insurance marts" that simply offer individual coverage or small group coverage; request to become part of a large GROUP. This way the group coverage is affordable, not as punitive and is portable. Allowing folks to pursue other career opportunities without having to be tethered to large employers. This paradigm shift will take time, but through writing, faxing, phoning, emailing and personal visits this insurance dilemma can begin to improve. Encourage your special interest group to do the RIGHT thing!!!