Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
IT

+ - Ask Slashdot: IT Contractor? How's your health (insurance)

An anonymous reader writes: In the tech industry, as the economy continues its downturn, IT folks in my circles who were either laid off or let go are turning to contract work to pay their bills. Layoffs and a decline in tech jobs has affected older IT workers the most. Many of us find it more lucrative and enjoyable in the long run and leave the world of cubicles forever. However, there is much to be said for working for a large company or corporation, and health insurance is one of the benefits we value most.

But what happens to those who find themselves in this position at mid-career or later in life? Hopefully they have accumulated enough savings or have enough money in an HSA to survive a major medical emergency. Unfortunately, many do not and some find themselves in dire straits with their lives depending on others for help.

I have been working IT contracts mostly now for the past 11 years and I've done very well. I belong to a group insurance plan and the coverage is decent but as I get older, premiums and copays go up and coverage goes down. So I thought I would ask Slashdot. If you work contracts exclusively, what do you think is the best plan for insurance. Any preferences?
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Ask Slashdot: IT Contractor? How's your health (insurance)

Comments Filter:

The rule on staying alive as a forecaster is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date, but never give 'em both at once. -- Jane Bryant Quinn

Working...