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Old 07-16-2014, 05:56 PM
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Green, Blue, or Orange for health benefits?

I am blessed, wife and three kids very healthy and rarely ever go to the Doc.

What are you thoughts on best bang for your buck?

401K matching 5% or 8%
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkcrj View Post
Green, Blue, or Orange for health benefits?

I am blessed, wife and three kids very healthy and rarely ever go to the Doc.

What are you thoughts on best bang for your buck?

401K matching 5% or 8%
Well so I gave you some no crap info.....whether you take it as good advice is up to you.........

But I deleted it......if you want to know the real reason why the market is up and how to invest with the JetBlue 401k..well....PM me........

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkcrj View Post
Green, Blue, or Orange for health benefits?

I am blessed, wife and three kids very healthy and rarely ever go to the Doc.

What are you thoughts on best bang for your buck?

401K matching 5% or 8%
Green. There are SUBTLE differences between the Green and Blue plans, but for 85-90% of it, they're the same. Major differences are meds count towards your deductible on the Blue, BUT if you have one family member that has a major issue, then you'll have to hit the FAMILY deductible for the co-insurance to kick in. Under the Green, if it's one person, then they only have to hit the INDIVIDUAL deductible for co-insurance to kick in for them. This has saved me a few thousand dollars in the past couple of years, but it's probably not something many will run into. Other differences between the two are the HSA and the FSA stuff which is gonna vary wildly depending on family circumstances. Blue monthly premiums are higher as well.

Orange? It's too damn expensive for what you get to even ponder it. I'm surprised it's even still an option. I was under the impression they were ditching it.


401k stuff? No clue. I'm sadly deficient in the retirement area, but I've become very familiar with the health care plans we've got over here in the past 12-18 months.....
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkcrj View Post
Green, Blue, or Orange for health benefits?

I am blessed, wife and three kids very healthy and rarely ever go to the Doc.

What are you thoughts on best bang for your buck?

401K matching 5% or 8%
They should be labeled bad, worse, and terrible. The orange plan is a joke. The blue plan allows you to add additional money to your HSA. Most employees seem to be on the green plan. I hadn't stayed in the hospital in 30+ years and that all changed in an instant. Be prepared, if you use your insurance at JetBlue it's horribly expensive.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkcrj View Post
Green, Blue, or Orange for health benefits?

I am blessed, wife and three kids very healthy and rarely ever go to the Doc.

What are you thoughts on best bang for your buck?

401K matching 5% or 8%
5% 401K match, straight 3% company contribution, plus another 5% "guaranteed profit sharing" contribution. Got it???

If you put in 5%, the company contributes a max of 13%, for a grand total of 18%

5+5+3=18

IIRC, part of the company contribution is fully vested after 2 years, the other part is fully vested after 5 years.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:16 PM
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Wow guys a simple no would have sufficed. Sometimes trolling thru pages and pages of verbal diarrhea from those who post 15 times a minute becomes a pain in the ass. There are 205 pages on the topic. Ease up.
This. I have a hard time following 98% of what is being said. I'm not reading through 200 %^{@ pages of crap when I can simply ask a "yes" or "no" question.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Kellwolf View Post
Green. There are SUBTLE differences between the Green and Blue plans, but for 85-90% of it, they're the same. Major differences are meds count towards your deductible on the Blue, BUT if you have one family member that has a major issue, then you'll have to hit the FAMILY deductible for the co-insurance to kick in. Under the Green, if it's one person, then they only have to hit the INDIVIDUAL deductible for co-insurance to kick in for them. This has saved me a few thousand dollars in the past couple of years, but it's probably not something many will run into. Other differences between the two are the HSA and the FSA stuff which is gonna vary wildly depending on family circumstances. Blue monthly premiums are higher as well.

Orange? It's too damn expensive for what you get to even ponder it. I'm surprised it's even still an option. I was under the impression they were ditching it.


401k stuff? No clue. I'm sadly deficient in the retirement area, but I've become very familiar with the health care plans we've got over here in the past 12-18 months.....
When I came through training in March the orange plan was not an option when we signed up for benefits.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:20 AM
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Wow guys a simple no would have sufficed. Sometimes trolling thru pages and pages of verbal diarrhea from those who post 15 times a minute becomes a pain in the ass. There are 205 pages on the topic. Ease up.




This. I have a hard time following 98% of what is being said. I'm not reading through 200 %^£{€@ pages of crap when I can simply ask a "yes" or "no" question.
It's just annoying that the SAME question is asked nearly Every. Single. Page. I get not starting at page one. I do. But how about going back 48 hours and investing a little time to see what is going on at the company?

I agree with the other guys. If you're not interested enough in JB to follow this thread, you aren't interested enough to get the job. Most of us here read threads like this daily for well over a year hoping for tiny shreds of insight into what was going on. I was in the pool for over a year, and I checked this SOB hourly....

I understand it's a simple question, but it's a simple question that you can answer yourself with a minimal amount of effort. That effort hints your level of interest and maturity. People will shout it from the rooftops when the window is open.

Good luck.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:19 AM
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It's just annoying that the SAME question is asked nearly Every. Single. Page. I get not starting at page one. I do. But how about going back 48 hours and investing a little time to see what is going on at the company?

I agree with the other guys. If you're not interested enough in JB to follow this thread, you aren't interested enough to get the job. Most of us here read threads like this daily for well over a year hoping for tiny shreds of insight into what was going on. I was in the pool for over a year, and I checked this SOB hourly....

I understand it's a simple question, but it's a simple question that you can answer yourself with a minimal amount of effort. That effort hints your level of interest and maturity. People will shout it from the rooftops when the window is open.

Good luck.
+1000

I'll echo the fact that many of us waited years to get here. I went through every single page of every thread I could find on JetBlue.

A few guys from JetBlue come on here and invest their own time to try to help guys out with info. It's not much to ask someone to invest a few minutes looking through a thread dedicated to what you supposedly want.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Southerner View Post
It's just annoying that the SAME question is asked nearly Every. Single. Page. I get not starting at page one. I do. But how about going back 48 hours and investing a little time to see what is going on at the company?

I agree with the other guys. If you're not interested enough in JB to follow this thread, you aren't interested enough to get the job. Most of us here read threads like this daily for well over a year hoping for tiny shreds of insight into what was going on. I was in the pool for over a year, and I checked this SOB hourly....

I understand it's a simple question, but it's a simple question that you can answer yourself with a minimal amount of effort. That effort hints your level of interest and maturity. People will shout it from the rooftops when the window is open.

Good luck.
I want to apply but can't find the job posting!!!! Somebody help me!!!!!!! (yes I'm joking)
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