I thought her premium sounded reasonable, but I read the thread anyway.
I retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2012 after 38 years. I was 62, so I had to pay my health insurance until I qualified for Medicare. It was well over $600 a month for the same Anthem policy I'd had for years.
At age 65 I began paying for Part B and my Anthem plan converted to the state's Advantage 65 plan at $343/month.
As of this month, it's down to $310/month
, also with some dental and vision benefits.
To remain on the state plan I must be on Medicare. If I ever drop the state plan I can never, ever, never, never, never get it back.
I'm glad I don't have to negotiate the world of picking my own supplemental plan.
Here's the link to the 2018 premiums for the Advantage 65 plan, fwiw.
www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-sour ... f?sfvrsn=0