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Dartmouth Health Insurance

Updated Jul 01, 2016

37 employees reported this benefit

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  • Jan 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    Best thing is the opportunity to take part in Dartmouth Health Connect. Worse is no dental insurance in the basic plans.

  • Jul 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    Great coverage for all including dental and vision

  • Mar 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Associate Director in Hanover, New Hampshire

    High deductible - but you're paid well, so less of an issue. The bennies really aren't that bad when you look at what is happening to bennies in the private sector.

  • Feb 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    low deductible and out of pocket maximum. the cost of adding a dependent is way too high though, especially on a graduate student stipend.

  • Jan 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    hospital providers are in close proximity to work

  • Dec 01, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    Benefits decrease every year while the cost to employees increases.

  • Sep 27, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    Fairly easy to find providers in your network when you travel.

  • Jun 23, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    Squeezing Dartmouth employees and grad students is like catching fish in a barrel of water. What choice do they have? Dartmouth and The Hanover area are microcosms of the great income divide that continues to widen in the USA. You have the one percenters and their kids and then there is everyone else, Dartmouth/Hanover is like that too. Right at 50% of Dartmouth undergraduates pay the full tuition that the wealthiest students or their families can easily afford to pay. Essentially that means thst their family income is at least $250,000 a year if not a LOT more. So what do any of them or their parents care if the employees who serve their children in all sorts of meaningful ways have expensive and confusing health insurance? Or that grad students have no dental coverage. They could probably go down to Harvard to get that done for free or at a deep discount couldn't they? Staff have no access to health care st Dick's house. There is a small Dartmouth Hitchcock clinic downtown Hanover where they can go. Or to Dartmouth Hitchcock, which isn't bad for most things. Avoid the the emergency room there if you can. Even on slow nights, service there is slow, and the rooms they put you in are freezing. You wait and wait perhaps in great pain, and they won't tell you anything. Some of the nurses there seem to be more concerned about whether you're an opiod addict just trying to get drugs than they are about helping you. Once in awhile they will actually admit you if your situation is bad enough and your symptoms don't fit the picture for heroin or prescription drug addiction. There is the alternative of the Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon. There are good doctors in private practice in the Hanover area and one does have the alternative of going to one of them. Beware of the dentists in the area. They are terribly expensive and the Dartmouth dental insurance does not evem begin to cover what these docs charge. Also, many of them require you to pay them in full up front and wait to get reimbursed by the dental insurance company. There is one group of Dartmouth employees who have different arrangements for these things than the tenure track professors and staff have. They are the Building and Grounds workers. They are unionized and are represented by SEIU. Dartmouth has been known to dismiss any employee who even mentions the "U" word. I believe that If the mid and entry level staff at Dartmouth had the guts to unionize, both they and their jobs would be ever so much more secure. Ditto for the graduate students. I believe that the grad students at UNH are unionized, or at least the ones who have TA duties to perform, or I thnk that is the case, And the both mid and entry level employees at UMass are all members of SEIU. At least when times get tough down there, being represented by SEIU does provide some degree of job security. In NH you can lose your job at someone's whim, because NH is a state in which you can be terminated without being told why or the cause. The only protection from that is to be in a union, but Dartmouth employees are terrified (or so I hear) of losing their jobs if there is even a peep that unionizing might be going on.

  • Jun 23, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    Squeezing Dartmouth employees and grad students is like catching fish in a barrel of water. What choice do they have? Dartmouth and The greater Hanover area are microcosms of the great income divide that continues to widen in the USA. You have the one percenters and their kids and then there is everyone else, Dartmouth/Hanover is like that too. Right at 50% of Dartmouth undergraduates pay the full tuition that the wealthiest students or their families can easily afford to pay. Essentially that means thst their family income is at least $250,000 a year if not a LOT more. So what do any of them or their parents care if the employees who serve their children in all sorts of meaningful ways have expensive and confusing health insurance? Or that grad students have no dental coverage. They could probably go down to Harvard to get that done for free or at a deep discount couldn't they? Staff have no access to health care st Dick's house. There is a small Dartmouth Hitchcock clinic downtown Hanover where they can go. Or to Dartmouth Hitchcock, which isn't bad for most things. Avoid the the emergency room there if you can. Even on slow nights, service there is slow, unfriendly and the rooms they put you in are freezing. You wait and wait perhaps in great pain, and they won't tell you anything. Some of the nurses there seem to be more concerned about whether you're an opiod addict just trying to get drugs than they are about helping you. Once in awhile they will actually admit you if your situation is bad enough and your symptoms don't fit the picture for heroin or prescription drug addiction. There is the alternative of the Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon. There are good doctors in private practice in the Hanover area and one does have the alternative of going to one or another of the health services providers there. Beware of the dentists in the area. They are terribly expensive and the Dartmouth dental insurance does not evem begin to cover what these docs charge. Also, many of them require you to pay them in full up front and wait to get reimbursed by the dental insurance company. There is one group of Dartmouth employees who have different arrangements for these things than the tenure track profrssors and staff have. They are the Building and grounds workers. They are unionizef and are represented by SEIU. Dartmouth has been known to dismiss any employee who even mentions the "U" word. If the mid and entry lebel workers had the guts to unionize, both they and their jobs would be ever so much more secure. Ditto for the graduate students. AI believe that the gtad students at UNH are u ionized, at least the ones who have TA duties to perform, or I thnk that is the case, Snd the entry level employees at UMass are all embers of SEIU. At lrsdt when times get tough down there being represented by SEIU does provide some degree of job security. In NH you can lose your job at someone's whim, because LMH is a state in which you can be terminated without cause. The only protection from that is to be in a union, but Dartmouth employees str terrified(or so I hear) of losing their jobs if there is even a peep that unionizing might be going on.

  • Jun 22, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Hanover, New Hampshire

    Required Co-pays, little to no coverage for holistic procedures.


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