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  •  I did it all this weekend (5+ / 0-)
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    Sherri in TX, FG, Libertina, ybruti, SoCalSal

    For some reason, confirmation about the subsidy was not a problem, though overall, it was a mess. I went for Blue Cross, because my life requires me to be in at least 3 different states with some regularity, and Blue Cross PPO providers are in all 50 states, not just my home state. I'll know it's done when I confirm with Blue Cross that I'm in their system, and make my first payment.

    Like you, I was less than pleased with the messaging. I got an email to tell me I had a notice on the site. No hint as to what it was about. I followed the link, which led me to a page, again telling me I had a notice, actually 4 notices. But no link to the actual notices, or any hint where to find it.

    Plus, generally, when you push a button, the page just sits there, so you have no idea if it took. (I'm pretty sure that's why I got 4 notices.) Pretty much all the rest of the internet gives you some kind of response about results. Fail. Succeed. Pending. What next. Something like that. Not healthcare.gov, no such thing there.

    With sheer manic stubborn perseverance, I got through it all. I think. I'll have to wait and see whether Blue Cross thinks I signed up, too.

    Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

    by Land of Enchantment on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 08:15:19 AM PDT

    •  Make sure that you have multi-state coverage in (0+ / 0-)

      your plan. Here in Indiana BCBS sells 2 different plans: one that covers multi-states and one that doesn't. Only the multi-state plan mentions the extra coverage. With the regular plans it's buyer beware, they only cover emergencies out-of-network (whether geographic or not).

      "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

      by annan on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 09:48:45 AM PDT

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      •  Blue Cross PPO (1+ / 0-)
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        annan

        It has interstate coverage, like I said. That's why I chose it. It's the Blue Cross HMO that does not.

        Thanks for your concern. But, like I said, I'm already signed up.

        Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

        by Land of Enchantment on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 10:32:40 AM PDT

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