Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Aug 13, 2019.
It’s mainly their insurance that is ridiculously good. They are also super, super customer friendly.
Meh, to each their own. I have USAA for car insurance now. I’ve gone back and forth between them and others (Geico, etc) over the years. No meaningful difference overall in service.
I also don’t need to be referred to by a rank, nor does my wife need to be told “wives serve too!” or some such marketing silliness. It’s just a job. USAA is just a bank.
Yeah, and they recently sold off all their money management and brokerage services. Not happy with them of late.
Other than wait times, I believe people tend to be satisfied with the VA. My personal experience using for about 15 years is that other than the occasional longer wait, they were superb. Curious thing is, wait times for my current and past doctors through my employer plans are similarly long with my doc.
Seems like a lot, maybe you are including co-pays.
I think I pay around 550 a year for my family of four.
Basically free compared to other option.
I was getting it as a reservist.
I was with USAA for a while (son of my Dad retired O-4). Good company but you can beat their rates on insurance for sure. Did not fit our banking needs.
Even the bad ass SEAL’s need support from somebody sitting in an air conditioned office pushing on a keyboard. To the subject at hand, I pass on the parking and Vet benefits even though I’ve earned them.
Used to work with a guy that had lost his leg, but refused to use a handicap sticker. I totally understood his logic.
On the other hand his son was on disability from the Navy but still was an owner operator of a lawn care business.
Truly handicapped and moms with a bunch of kids i can see getting a spot.
I have no issue with these reserved spots. I’m sure they are easily abused. But then again, so are handicapped spots.
I was wonder if the zoo is going to start having “comfort animal” spots
Don't really use USAA for banking but I've purchased auto insurance from them for over 40 years and have been very pleased with the quality of service. Very reasonable premiums and excellent claims processing. Also have homeowners through USAA.
I would highly encourage anyone that has a USAA auto insurance policy to compare rates with other companies at least once a year. I had USAA auto insurance for 12 or so years and checked it every year. USAA was never the cheapest but close enough that I went with them as I also bank there. Last year after checking, I was shocked at the difference in prices, with USAA being the highest one of all, and not even close. Nothing had changed on my end. Safe drivers with driver courses taken. Geico beat them by a mile. I called both to make sure I was comparing apples to apples and Geico was actually a better policy overall. I made the switch. Both our sons also had USAA auto insurance policy's and after checking, had the same results. Both changed.
USAA tv adds are a myth to make you feel snug and secure in believing they are the cheapest and best. I can't state enough, Compare policy's and prices every year!!!!!
Also not happy with my investments with them and am looking into changing those as well.
This. Those stupid Navy Federal ads are even worse.
That’s because private busineses are taking care of the latter, the government is responsible for the former. See a pattern?
Government is doing the hard expensive stuff (not to mention creating more patients by sending people to war in the first place), and the private sector is doing really cheap inconsequential superficial niceties? Yeah, I've noticed.
Mrs. King, my kindergarten teacher, yes. She was an angel personified, and a saint.
Mrs. Miller, first grade teacher...may she park in hell!
The point is that the government part is really not that hard. Incompetent bureaucrats just make it look that way. There a many, many great VA facilities ( my father is in his late 80’a and utilizes one), but there are many that are not doing a good job. Finding these and fixing them is not hard and should not take this long.
Doing healthcare is definitely harder than putting up a parking for veterans sign or letting veterans board a plane first lol. I don't think its the bureaucracy so much as its that we've been involved in endless wars for nearly 20 years (not to mention all the wars before that and soldiers requiring care). That creates a lot of people who need healthcare. Even an efficient bureaucracy can be overrun.
That would be a valid point if the issue was a shortage of facilities. There isnt. Most of the problems stem from poor management at the existing facilities.
Home Depot 10% veteran discount does not apply to lumber, most plumbing, some tools and electrical.
Lowes 10% veteran discount is store wide.