This week my focus is on insurance. Weird, I know, but I hope you will understand my need for this coverage. (pun intended)
Reassurance Getting Insurance
Health insurance is a necessary evil.
Dealing with insurance companies is comparable to wrestling a medically-mutated King Kong, who is empowered with financial cryptonite.
Unfortunately that King Kong power is angered by government regulation and Jokers wielding lawsuits from every direction. (Can you picture it?)
As I wrote earlier, health insurance is a necessary evil.
Last year I had to seek out a private health insurance plan for my family. We had to have some sort of coverage to protect us in case of medical emergency. The Online Market Place offered limited answers and even more limits to actual human contact. I was too scared to commit to anything the digital deities that heathcare.org provided me.
I contacted our regular insurance agent Dennis. He set up a time to meet with me and helped answer my questions and did some deeper investigating into what the best health care plan was for my family. His help with finding our insurance coverage was very assuring.
When it came time to submit the application for our chosen plan online, I could not get it to go through or show the correct information for my children. Their dates and genders would not stay corrected in the information screen. I just knew that if one date or one gender was wrong on that application, we would be up a creek of medical sewage.
Dennis and Michelle (his administrative assistant) were awesome! We emailed back and forth and they weathered my stormy visits with kindness and patience. By January 1st my family was enrolled in a plan I feel was best for us (in spite of the OUTRAGEOUS price).
Health insurance is a necessary and WAY TOO EXPENSIVE evil.
In talking to Dennis and Michelle about our insurance search, I asked, “How do people with limited internet access or insurance knowledge get insurance?” They both shared horror stories of clients who needed insurance but were at a loss when it came to getting it with the new health care act limitations. It is really scary!
I am happy to say my insurance search nightmare has come to an end (at least for the next 12 months) thanks to Dennis and Michelle’s help.
There is a lot to be said for human contact and patience. I am grateful that I had someone to go to for advice and who possessed knowledge in an area that I was unfamiliar.
If you find yourself in situation of uncertainty, reach out to someone that possesses the knowledge and ability to help you. There is no shame in asking for help and there is great joy in finding answers to challenging questions. Be sure to show gratitude for those who help you and assure them of the value they possess.
When your intents are with gratitude and you focus energy on obtaining helpful knowledge, your results will fortify your heart and mind. Plus, it is always nice to support small businesses that offer gigantic assistance.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. I like having coverage. Anthem, please don’t take away my insurance for that whole King Kong reference.