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  1. Has anyone taken their small dog in a little carrier on one of the buses to the border?  I know what their rules say that they must be under the bus.  BUT on our city bus many times I'v had my small dog and the driver doesnt care.  So I was hoping maybe I could pay him a little to overlook her.  She never barks, ever, is very small and sleeps all the time.  The carrier looks like a cold drink carrier.  Has anyone had experience?  I will not fly.

  2. Has anyone taken their small dog in a little carrier on one of the buses to the border?  I know what their rules say that they must be under the bus.  BUT on our city bus many times I'v had my small dog and the driver doesnt care.  So I was hoping maybe I could pay him a little to overlook her.  She never barks, ever, is very small and sleeps all the time.  The carrier looks like a cold drink carrier.  Has anyone had experience?  I will not fly.

  3. I have a great mexican friend who would like to cook or clean 2 or 3 times a week or however often you need. She also would  bathe a woman or care give for few hours while a spouse runs errands.  She is Mexican and speaks only Spanish  but a great cook and cleaner loving and compassionate.  She cares for my mother in law.  She lives in Chapala.  You can call me for referral:  332 055 6255  or email:  boswelltb@yahoo.com

  4.   Our friend who is moving here wants to know if she can get the drug Humira here.  It is for a skin disorder.  We went to 2 pharmacies yesterday and they said maybe Guadalajara.  It is by injection and has to be on ice.  Just curious if anyone here uses it and where do they get it?  Next I will call a dermatologist.  Thank you for your help.

  5. We have company coming for a month.  She is a lawyer and must work from home.  She needs to upload, download, video chat with zoom.  Right now we have the 30 megas for $399. This works for me as i download things that are sent to my email. I am totally illiterate when it comes to knowing things like this.  But for someone that must work from home and needs these services could someone advise me that also works from home if i need to upgrade my internet????  Telmex offers:

    150 megas for $549

    200 megas for $899

    Thank you so very much for anyones input !!!!!

  6. 4 hours ago, Jubilacion said:

    Shag, thanks for sharing!! I'll ask Bellon about this type of a policy.  What are your deductibles? Is the $2000 EACH of you of as a couple?

    We are fortunately in good health - no issues or meds - and the first quotes he gave me were $4946 and $6125 annual premiums for both of us, with deductibles of $2200 and $1400 respectively. They sounded high to me and that's why I came to this Forum to try and improve my brain power! LOL! 🌵🍺

     

    Ok, yes he gave us the Azul plan at first.  We were not aware of the Ambar (bronze) plan so the next year we told him we just had to reduce the cost.  So explained that the middle class mexicans use Country 2000 and other good hospitals and you dont need the "boutique" hospitals.  So we switched.  Here is what we pay and we are 65 and 63, no pre existing conditions.

    2020-2021 year     56,027.30 pesos  about 2,858.00 US  It went up $9000 pesos from last year.....We pay this year simi anually which is 5% more which is $2,801 pesos more about $142 US with the peso rate when we did this at 19.60.  So we paid 29,414.33pesos march 21st and september 21 we have to pay another 29,414.33pesos which is about $1,500US which another guy on here said was about $3,000US per year ( I was wrong about the only $2,000US)  So that $3000 is for us as a couple not each person.  

     

    That amount you mentioned sound like the highest plan the Blue plan (Azul)  Actually we are thinking to go with the even cheaper plan next time.  He said we would not want it.  But we have learned with Country 2000 that when admitted you pay $2000 US down and can pay the bill out.  So that is $1000US cheaper than the deductable.  the deductable is $3000 per illness.  I dont know Im going to look into it because we are healthy.....who knows.  Well hope those figures helped.  It also covers illness and accidents that happen in the states.  

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  7. On 8/27/2020 at 4:53 PM, WideSky said:

    I would talk with/meet with Francisco Gutierrez; he does home, auto and health, speaks english and spanish and is honest and straightforward. uc?export=download&id=1pvLFFujKehIiNTQRzL_Y9aYRigetqORA&revid=0B6gVPNyys8FVZmdHMkFqcmxFZHV1MXhVeFFuZVlOR3VORHBnPQ
    My husband and I have different health insurance companies due to pre existing conditions.
    You will get a myriad of responses as each of us likes different things. Majority of us have catastrophic insurance which would cover the big stuff - accidents, cancer, etc, etc but not the day to day (sniffles) stuff.  Vumi, WEA, Met Life, GNP Seguros, Best Doctors, I believe, are the names that come up the most. You are likely looking at least $3,000 US per year which goes up  annually.

    Each health insurance co, depending on the level of coverage, have a list of doctors and/or hospitals they prefer to deal with.
    Find yourself a local doctor for the day to day stuff and have a good relationship with your insurance agent who can help you in a crisis.
    We have both the Hospital San Antonio and Ajijic Hospital at the moment with Hospital Ribera opening sometime. There are some top quality hospitals in GDL with price tags to match. Several specialists come lakeside on a weekly basis and the good thing is you just call and make an appointment, you don't need a referral from your GP.
    You want an MRI/CT/Xray all are available locally (with varying quality/price) but your doctor can set up an appointment for you (if in GDL) or tell you where to go locally; same goes for labs (lots to choose from).
    IMSS doesn't exist any more and has a new name (can't remember) but that, I understand, is very specific you must go to a particular doctor and be referred to a particular service. Although it is much cheaper.
    Pharmacies, if you have the time to shop around, they are as common as dentists and veterinarians.

    ours with Bellon GNP is $2000 per year, 65 and 63.  We have the Bronze plan.  No "boutique" hospitals that are in the Blue plan.  But it includes Country 2000 and other very very good hospitals that are excellent and we have had great experience with them.  

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  8. I discovered something interesting.  We had always gone to CiBanco because of the low fee.  But one day we went and got 10,000 pesos.  My bank statement showed $475 U.S. taken out.  the next day i had to go back and get the same amount.  They were out of money so i went to Banorte in Chapala which has a 40 pesos fee.  I got 10,000 pesos but my bank only took out $450.  It was a difference of $25 US.  It was only the next day and the rate was the same.  I have since experimented with both ATM's and have found the same result.  So as a result I now go to Banorte.  Has anyone else seen this?  I know some banks charge "cross border fees and other fees" and some do not.

  9. On 4/30/2017 at 6:57 AM, Lisa S said:

    Thanks to everyone for their response.  I have a lot to look at. 

    Lisa, my very young in her 20's friend had a job with ABC teaching english on line to school children in China.  She loved the interaction and freedom to work from home.  I met another girl here who does the same thing.  They work in the wee hours of the morning for only a few hours.   The paycheck was just deposited into her U.S. account.  No permanent visa required.  Just a good internet connection and good english skills.  They started requiring a degree.  So if you have a degree this might be an option.  Some companies do not require that you have a degree, but pay less.  Good luck

  10. Yes, our very good friend.  Very honest, hard working.  A person on this board had a plumbing problem which 2 others never could find the problem after money and time never solved.  I recommended Jesus and he went out and the person said he found it quickly, fixed it and was finished and the price was good.  They were very impressed.  Builds homes from raw land.  Plumber, electrician, iron work, contruction, everything.  Has built many houses here.

    Jesus (Chuy) Jiminez  331 048 5343  speaks english.  If you need more detailed reference, you can call me at 332 055 6255

     

  11. yes, i have been trying to get mine for months.  They have not had cards available.  They told me to call first to see if the cards are available.  I have not called in a long while so maybe they are ready.  Go up street towards Soriana, turn right on Degollado.  That corner is a Fruit water store, green awning.  Go up the road.  The DIF is on the left, big white building.  Enter building, office is on the left.  But yes i have been in there 3 times and she says to just call to see if cards are in.

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