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#1

Hi all, I am considering getting some major medical insurance
through a company called NASE. (National Association for the Self
Employed). The price seems attractive, But I don’t know much
about this organization. Has anyone out there had any good or bad
experiences with them? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Ken


#2

Hi all, I am considering getting some major medical insurance
through a company called NASE. (National Association for the Self
Employed). The price seems attractive, But I don’t know much
about this organization. Has anyone out there had any good or bad
experiences with them? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Dear Ken:

Can you post the number for NASE? Thanks DeDe

DeDe Sullivan
Producer
Manhattan Transfer Graphics
Tel: 212-907-1204
FAX: 212-370-9346
E Mail: @dede


#3

As I recall, SNAG offers it’s members a group health insurance
policy. You might check into that too. Karen


#4

Ken Check with your local Better Business Burure (sp?) Alot of
small businesses are targeted by scam insurance/financal aid
companies. Your state Attorney Generals office might also be a
good place to start.

Donald
Delta Creations
@delta


#5

Ken: STAY AWAY FROM THE NASE!!! I had insurance with them
several years ago. I signed up with an attractive rate. After
four years they were raising my rates four times a year and I
found out I was paying almost three times what others were
paying. Go BlueCross Blue Shield or some other reputable
company…Dave

http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html
Crystalguy Art Jewelry, Magical Art Jewelry for the Enlightened Mind


#6

I don’t recommend the NASE to anyone, they are slow to pay your
doctor or dentist and they will suck you in with a low rate but a
year later you’ll be paying through the nose. I was with them
four years and after four years Iwas paying much higher rates
than you can get from Blue Cros Blue Shield or similar companies.
NASE is a devious company and prey on the self-employed. Go see
an insurance broker who represents alot of different companies
and you’ll get the best deal and work with someone who will serve
your interestes and not try to screw you. Take a hint …Dave

http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html
Crystalguy Art Jewelry, Magical Art Jewelry for the Enlightened Mind


#7

This is not an insurance company. You should check with the
Insurance Commissioners office in your state capitol to determine
if there have been complaints filed against them.


#8

Forgive me for stepping way outside the tread here but why is
orchid labeling this thread as [YAK]? This is a vital part of the
jewelry biz and should be part of a well rounded discussion.

Loveland


#9

Thanks to all for the advise on NASE…I think I’ll check into a
more reputable company such as Aetna or Blue Cross. Whats that
saying? There’s a sucker born every minute? Thanks again, Ken


#10

Hi. I can’t tell you anything about this company’s insurance
because I never bought their policy; however, several years ago
they were offering a membership without the insurance and claimed
to offer other benefits to self-employed persons. I was
interested in their supposed referrals to legal advice,
discounts, etc., but already had group insurance through my
local Chamber of Commerce. What I found out was that the
membership was completely useless and that they are basically
just another insurance company. I also didn’t appreciate their
telemarket hard-sell approach. You might want to check out other
possible sources of health insurance before you sign on with
them.

Elaine
MoonStones


#11
Ken Check with your local Better Business Burure (sp?) Alot of
small businesses are targeted by scam insurance/financal aid
companies.  Your state Attorney Generals office might also be a
good place to start.

The NASE isn’t a scam organization, they are perfectly legal.
The fourth year on their program I got four rate hikes and lots
of pretty brochures explaining why. I was paying about $250 a
month for health and dental (about five years ago). I finally got
annoyed enough I quit and found out I could get the same thing
for about half that during that time. As far as I’m concerned
insurance companies are all a bunch of blood suckers so you need
to be very informed before you sign up with any of them…Dave
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html Crystalguy
Art Jewelry, Magical Art Jewelry for the Enlightened Mind


#12
As far as I'm concerned insurance companies are all a bunch of
blood suckers so you need to be very informed before you sign
up with any of them....Dave >> 

You’re so right! : ) I used to work for an insurance company . .
.they are the pits!


#13

Ken:

In our neck of the woods a good policy from Blue Cross/Blue
Shield can be had from the Farm Bureau. The nasty thing is I
have to lose 20 lbs to get the preferred rate. Also, if you have
pre-existing conditions, they may refuse to insure you or to
cover those conditions, so, if you can, watch who has your health
records. Also, lobby for changes in the health insurance laws
so you can’t be denied because of your conditions. Those %$#$#$
are getting rich and ordinary people suffer. Sorry for getting
so far off topic, but this affects everyone.


#14

I have to agree (and I’m a former employee of an insurance
company!!!) They’ll take all they can get!


#15

Dear Jess:

Just to add my two cents about the evil Insurance Empire…When
I had to buy my own insurance from the company (Met Life) they
refused to cover my chosen treatment and doctor for my asthma. I
see this wonderful doctor (that I still have to 20% of the bill
out of pocket for) who literally saved my life by changing my
diet, treating me with vitamin therapy and intervenes vitamin
therapy and has kept me off most of the dangerous asthma drugs
and more importantly OUT of the hospital…and they refuse to
cover him!!However they were more than happy to cover another
doctor who put me on tons of steroids ($$$$$)(basically he could
only treat the symptoms not the diease) and of course I ended in
the hospital three times that year!!!Go figure!!!

DeDe

DeDe Sullivan
Producer
Manhattan Transfer Graphics
Tel: 212-907-1204
FAX: 212-370-9346
E Mail: @dede


#16

Ken, Don’t do it!!! I had a terrible experience with them a
couple of years ago that cost me dearly!! NASE is a rip-off!!
I’m with Blue Cross now . It costs the same and has more
benefits. Wendy Newman