Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time to choose IBM 2010 health plan

The annual IBM medical choices for medicare eligible retirees are harder to follow than machine language instructions in an IBM/360 Principles of Operation manual. I created a comparison of some of the options for myself and my friends. One suggested I start a blog - so here it is.

Rather than starting by posting even more charts, tables, words, words and more words - I'll keep it simple. If you have questions I will try to answer them. Or maybe someone else has an answer. If I find something I think is important but buried in the detail - I'll describe it. Ditto, please, for anyone reading this blog.

Together maybe we can sort through the options and pick wisely. I know, I am an optimist.


  1. Hi - this is my first blog, and my first blog comment ever! I just wanted to ask what the IBM prescription plan does - does that have the doughnut hole?

  2. please post some scenarios with costs and max out of pocket costs. as a start use the ideas you have already posted in this blog, "low premium", "max flex", "max coverage". thanks.