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Re: Just one suggestion...
Posted By: Herb Baker In Response To: Just one suggestion... (MaaMaw)
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 9:17 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Just one suggestion... (MaaMaw)
I am an (independent business owner)IBO with AmeriPlan and it is now 2008. Things have changed greatly since then. From what I have seen the company has adjusted fee schedules to suit providers and still offer a good discount to members. Healthcare costs are so greatly inflated anyway that wasn't hard to do. End result was attracting more providers. Also many members were trying to treat it like insurance which caused a lot of confusion between providers and members. The company made sure that the message is now CLEARLY stated on all material that it is NOT insurance but discounted services. Bottom line it SAVES members money which is why it continues to grow. It is also one of the better services out there because they stand behind their product.
>> Contact some AmeriPlan reps and get names of a bunch of health-care
>> providers who accept it.
>> Then call every one of those health-care providers and and see what
>> they say.
>> I almost signed up with AmeriPlan several years ago. With the help of
>> a friend who was also being recruited, we called a bunch of these people
>> in two different regions.
>> Almost without exception, the reaction was TERRIBLE.
>> Some said they had never given their permission to be put on the list.
>> Others said they had repeatedly asked (or demanded) to be taken OFF the
>> It was gruesome.
>> Like I said, that was a long time ago. Things could have changed and
>> it's worth checking into, but I wouldn't even consider signing up until
>> you see how many of "their" providers are happy to see AmeriPlan
>> members walk through the door.
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