I haven't opened it but can prophetically state with absolute certainly that the annual cost will be more than my entire year's salary at my first church (not adjusted for inflation of course). It will easily be my household's greatest single expense, unless I decide to borrow money and go buy a new boat.
How much difference will there be between the Obamacare exchange price for my family of two and the GuideStone price for us? I don't know but plan to find out.
If GuideStone is, say, $5,000 per year more expensive, is it worth it to pay that? I'm thinking probably not.
So...I ask my fellow Southern Baptists a couple of questions:
1. For those of you who are like me, in the individual insurance market paying your own bill, do you plan to check the exchanges and compare? Have you already done so? What experience do you have?
2. For those of you whose bill has always been paid by your church, are you or is your church considering moving that expense to the exchanges to save the church money?
Yeah, I understand that GuideStone is filled with old, unhealthy dudes and that is why it is so high.
What do you plan to do for next year?