Speaking of Blue Cross…

While we’re speaking about Blue Cross, here’s the quote I got for Travel Medical Insurance from them:

On the left if their quote for insurance for one 29-day trip. On the right is their quote for unlimited trips of 30 days or less in one year. Note how the annual plan is $46 cheaper than the one-time plan? I called Blue Cross to ask why this was and they seem surprised that anyone would find this surprising.

I’m not exactly sure why anyone would buy the package on the left when offered the package on the right. Maybe I’m missing something?

UPDATE: I decided to forge ahead, confusion be damned. I entered all of the information about our trip, all of the information about us, and here’s what I received in return:


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oliver on April 11, 2005 - 21:01 Permalink

Stabbing in the dark, I’ll guess the annual plan is for people who already have another Blue Cross plan. But there’s almost no incompetency of information giving that would suprise me in this context.

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Peter Rukavina on April 11, 2005 - 22:01 Permalink

Postscript: WorldNomads got our business. It was $60 more expensive than Blue Cross, but their website actually worked and they seemed like they weren’t insane.