Sorry I'm being a PW today..
I just got our health insurance statement in the mail... $1553!!! WTF! There goes my holiday spirit..
Ok, I knew it was going to go up adding the twins. But I was told (by DH's cousin who handles all my insurance stuff) that I would only be pay for one of the twins and whether you had 2 or 8 kids you only pay for 2. WRONG!
So for Jackson and I, I was paying $533/month. (it was cheaper to pay for our own rather than being on DH's insurance through work)
Now I will pay $877/month for the 4 of us. The $1553 is because when I added the twins December was already billed out so we owe for Nov. & Dec. and now Jan.
I can lower my coverage since I will not be needing maternity anymore but we will still be paying $650-$700/month.
Oh and the $1553 is due by the 1st... FML! Luckily they have a 10 day grace period and when I called the lady told me as long as it's paid before the 13th I would be ok.
I don't even know what to do. Obviously we need insurance but does everyone really pay this much? I know most people go through their employer but last time DH checked it was something like $350/month to add Jackson and I pay $172 for him so it didn't make sense to switch.
If you pay privately for your health insurance, how much do you pay? (if you don't mind sharing..)