Fall is open enrollment time for health care benefits at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking, and Hunt Transportation. The specifics of available benefits change from year-to-year, but Shaffer Trucking team driver Francine Fisher says she and husband Bill appreciate the benefits plan offered by Crete Carrier Corporation.
“I feel from having this insurance over the years that Crete has done their research and provided us with the most affordable health plan that will cover the most needs for the majority of the employees,” said Francine. “I am extremely happy with the benefits. Not just medical, but dental, vision, and critical care.”
“Our focus has always been that safety begins with health. It can be quite challenging on the road to stay healthy. You have to take a lot of intentional steps,” she said.
Those steps include preventive visits to their doctor, dentist, and vision care provider.
I cannot believe that every year when we go for our yearly physical there’s practically no out-of-pocket expense. My yearly wellness doctor visit cost me $0.73 this year,” said Francine. And she says her dental and vision exams cost her nothing out-of-pocket.
The Crete Carrier Corporation health insurance plan is a copay plan with a deductible, which makes monthly premiums more affordable. For 2024, healthcare premiums for Crete Carrier Corporation employees will increase less than 2%. Nationally, the cost of health benefits are expected to increase 5.4% in 2024 according to Mercer US Health News.
“Our plan is a very good plan when you compare it to others on the market,” said Crete Carrier Corporation President Tim Aschoff. “It’s rated a gold standard plan by the federal government. We feel very good about the weekly or monthly premiums we’re able to provide to employees of Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking, and Hunt Transportation.”
“Our focus has always been that safety begins with health. It can be quite challenging on the road to stay healthy. You have to take a lot of intentional steps.”
Francine Fisher, Shaffer Trucking Team Driver