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    housing allowance?

    Yes I understand supply and demand very well and have several companies I am going to work with. I always become a well educated/researched and prepared individual "before" I start my negotiating wether it be for employment or a purchase. I can be particular as I am not in any great need for employment, so demand is not a problem, and there is a great supply of companies. :-) again - thank you for the info!
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    housing allowance?

    Thanks! I appreciate the reply, it gives me a better understanding of how they base reimbursement. I knew they had a set amount that they cut into a pie, so to say, but wasn't sure if they maybe also got a break with the tax exempt reimbursement part.
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    housing allowance?

    So I am wondering how this whole housing allowance thing works. My understanding is that the IRS tax free amount depends on the location and that each region has its own $ amount, But is the reimbursement that the travel company gives the same as the amount listed on the government site-- GSA.gov? For example if a particular region is rated at $85. tax free reimbursement, then does that mean the travel company will reimburse me $85. a day if I take an assignment there? Also, do travel companies give a meals and incidentals allowance? Thanks
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    health insurance

    Thanks-- I will most likely Cobra at first, unless my insurance has poor out the out of network coverage. I looked at Anthem , but they wanted to quote me based on my address/location. What is a healthcare exchange?
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    health insurance

    Hello all, I am trying to get my ducks in a rows to start my traveling career this spring/summer. I am wondering what travelers use for health insurance coverage since we travel around to different states throughout the year? I know I have the option of Travel company provided, but would prefer to get my own so as to not switch every time I work with a different company. Not to mention, it isn't free, as some "advertise" but taken out of the pie of income. I will be paying for it so I might as well get my own unless there is an incentive to go with company provided. I am just wondering if there is a nationally recognized? insurance? Any input/advice will be greatly appreciated.