Friday, March 23, 2001

Medical Insurance

As I alluded to earlier, I am leaving my job. Technically, I am being laid off. I'll be receiving severance pay for 11 weeks. Yesterday, I had a meeting with Human Resources, and I learned about COBRA. I was also encouraged to file for unemployment (no, I don't have a job yet).

Probably the most astounding thing I learned from Human Resources is just how expensive medical insurance is. The insurance for just Jenn and myself is almost $500 per month! With a baby, that tally goes to almost $900 per month. It was an eye-opening sum for me.

I occasionally entertain the notion of working 'for myself' as an independent contractor, but the cost of just health insurance is daunting. While a lot can change, I suspect I'll be a 'regular' corporate guy in my next job.

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