[dc]I[/dc]t’s awesome being an entrepreneur. You can do whatever you want in your own business. But, some days, it is not so great.
When you own your own company, healthcare can be a real expensive ordeal. And, we are not talking about premiums here. The incompetencies of the insurance companies and associated entities setup to administer this mess is a joke.
Consider the fact that one of our own has been dealing with getting coverage, having coverage dropped, making 10,000 calls to people who are too scared to give you their last name (I can only wonder what they are afraid of) to having the insurer’s agent actually hang up the phone on the C4HCO’s representative, while we were talking to them.
Can you imagine any of your own employees doing that? The subsequent request to actually talk to someone empowered (if there are any) was met with lies. “My boss is in a meeting and unavailable.” That’s not true.
So, we are launching out where we know how – in the content game, in social media and everywhere else we can go digitally. Because, people need to know.
Colorado wants to make this state attractive to new companies. Well, this would be a good place to start.
Patty Fontneau, maybe you are listening and actually can make a difference. Or, maybe you are enjoying the spoils of sitting atop an entire industry built on incompetence and just want to ride along.
We shall see.
The cost to our business to have to wait on the phone forever and then talk to no one who is empowered to get results that will only require more phone calls is probably more than having just paid the healthcare bill directly. We are starting to think that the right insurance strategy is to get the minimums required by law and then just paying the bills yourself until you are big enough to start your own insurance captive.
Have any of you out there had any good experiences with C4HCO?
We are trying to figure out why these guys are in the picture and what value they bring to the consumer.
Surely, Hickenlooper is smarter than this, if he is trying to attract new startup activity to the region.