LETTER: Health insurance premium dropped after leaving MU

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | 11:32 a.m. CST; updated 1:16 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In regards to Marty Swant's article on the MU Systems health insurance vs. the Missouri Consolidated Health Plan, I have a single comment to make.

I left the University of Missouri in November 2007 to take a state position. My health insurance premium at MU in 2007 was $125 per month--for just health. Dental and vision insurance were extra. Based on my paycheck stub, my insurance premium under the Missouri Consolidated Health Plan is $33.42 every two weeks – including vision and dental. That works out to $72.41 each month.

The math spreaks for itself. I am currently paying about $50 a month less than I did at MU.

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Andrew Hansen March 5, 2010 | 10:23 a.m.

And the point of this letter is exactly what? $125 a month for just health is pretty typical...that is approx what I have paid working for 2 different corparations under 3 different carriers over the last few years. Sounds like a you have a sweetheart deal with the state, but that does not make the MU premiums overpriced.

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Sharon Brock March 5, 2010 | 1:28 p.m.

I don't believe I implied that MU insurance was overpriced. I commented on the fact that in my case, state insurance is cheaper than what I had as a UMSystems employee. My experience is directly contrary to what was stated in Marty Swant's article.

Sharon Brock

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