Dr. Michael Lee graduated from Stanford University with honors and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1996. Dr. Lee completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.

16 Days Left of Boeing SPEEA Open Enrollment 2010 – what we chose for my wife

We chose BCBS Traditional Medical Plan over Select Network since it offers out of WA coverage and the $225 deductible (no premium for Traditional) is less than $338.64 per year of Select Network premiums ($28.22 per month). The November SPEEA Spotlite has a good summary, but Premiums (which they call Plans Contributions) are different than on the TotalAccess website.

We didn’t choose Group Health since I’m not a fan of HMOs and the Aetna PPO+ deductible is high at $1500 even though Boeing contributes $700 to a Health Savings Account.

We also changed from Aetna Scheduled Dental to WDS Preferred Dental PPO. According to the SPEEA Spotlite, Aetna reimbursements are low and dentist will balance bill you for the difference between the charges and maximum allowable rate, known as “balance billing.” Dentists under WDS Preferred are prohibited from balance billing.

4 Comments »

  1. Jay Said,

    November 20, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

    Mike,
    Love your site. Very informational and love your tone.
    Jay

  2. matt kempf Said,

    October 25, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    The SPEEA plan contributions are called plan contributions because the TMP and Select Network are not insured products, but rather are self-funded medical plans… as such, there is no premium, there is a contribution.

    The plan contributions displayed on the Spotlight article are monthly, and the Total Access amounts are per paycheck.

  3. Stephen Shamburg Said,

    November 23, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    It?s exhausting to seek out educated individuals on this matter, however you sound like you understand what you?re talking about! Thanks

  4. drmikelee Said,

    May 19, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Hi Frank! Feel free to share with your group. In the near future, I’m planning to move all my posts to facebook.com/primarycareofseattle so you might want to “like” that page.

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