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Subject:Insurance for Contractors and Consultants From:"George F. Hayhoe" <gfhayhoe -at- SCESCAPE -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:49:23 -0500
Greg Drew asked about insurance.
STC has a group health insurance plan, but the premiums are probably not
nearly as low as what you pay if you work for a large corporation.
IEEE can offer a more extensive menu of insurance plans (life, health,
disability, dental) at much lower premiums because it is the largest
professional organization in the world. IEEE has a constituent society
called PCS (Professional Communication Society) that welcomes technical
communicators/writers/what-you-wills with open arms. Full IEEE and PCS
membership costs about US$135/year. The IEEE PCS site should provide
additional information about membership
(http://www.ieee.org/pcs/pcsindex.html). (The IEEE insurance coverage is
part of its Financial Advantage program that also offers credit cards and