I called the company they list on their web site, and they have
never heard of the blacksmiths group. It also did not look like
actual major medical, but the other kind that covers some things, but
not to the extent major medical does.
I’m still trying to find coverage myself. There are several groups
for small and independent businesses that offer group insurance; the
e- mail of one agent I’m working with is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t remember which small business group he is with, but it is not
a true group insurance, just a plan arranged through a group. Pre-
existing conditions ARE an issue, and just heard today that my
husband and I were both declined, although they will be happy to take
my teenaged daughter. But if you are in fairly good health I liked
the look of their plans. Premiums were in line or cheaper than other
individual plans I’ve found.
I’m still waiting to hear back from the AARP plan folks, which is
through Aetna. If you are 50 or older you are eligible to apply
through AARP, but you must join first (good discounts, so worth it).
Some areas offer policies through their Chamber of Commerce, but
unfortunately not my area.
If you find any good sources for genuine group coverage I would LOVE
to hear about them!
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