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Subject:Re: Insurance for Independent Contractors From:"chris.mcgavin" <chris -dot- mcgavin -at- MCI2000 -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 7 Feb 1997 09:57:52 -0700
I recently "went independent." I found that it was most economical to use
COBRA from the health insurance plan of my previous employer. Another
option is to get health insurance through a professional society, such as
the STC. (I'm new to STC, so I don't know if they offer group plans or
not.) Health insurance is just one of the costs you'll need to work into
your pricing structure. I've heard that you should get double the amount
you got working for someone else. This should make you break even.
> From: Greg Drew <drewg -at- RPI -dot- EDU>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Insurance for Independent Contractors
> Date: Thursday, February 06, 1997 5:37 PM
> I am considering becoming an independent contractor/consultant, and have
> many questions. At the top of my list is health insurance. Working for
> corporation, I get the benefit of good health insurance at a (fairly)
> reasonable price. However, if I go independent, I'm on my own. Are
> any group plans available? Where can I find more info?
> Thanks for your help.
> Greg Drew
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