I called my health insurance because I had not seen my premium amount come out of my online bank account on the 31st. What ensued was a long call trying (yet again) to get things straightened out.
She told me that maybe I should make another payment, because from what she could see, I was not paid for February. Which meant that maybe they still weren’t taking it out as an automatic draft from my bank. So I did that, fearing I’d get cancelled again. Then she dug deeper into this problem.
When they cancelled my health insurance in December (which I didn’t know until January), the agent here in town who was helping me said we should immediately sign me up again while they reviewed what happened in case they wouldn’t reinstate it.
I only had a few weeks to do that before they shut enrollment down for the year. Then I’d have no insurance until next year.
So we started that application, which, if accepted and the first one was not reinstated, would have begun on February 1. However they ended up reinstating my insurance beginning January 1.
But that caused problems. Because then they started splitting up my payments between these two accounts.
Now I have no idea how much I’ve actually paid, or when I will owe another payment. Or if I can trust that they will automatically take my automatic payment from my bank, though they’ve been doing this for years.
But get this. She told me that Blue Cross Blue Shield “accidentally” cancelled 7000 peoples’ medical insurance accounts in December, of which I was one. I joked that that probably meant that 6999 people ended up in the ER from the shock with no way to pay their bill.
Seven thousand. I couldn’t believe it.
Anyway, she cautioned that I should call back within 24-48 hours to make sure I was actually paid for February, though I paid it to her while on the phone. Because after all this mess, who knows anymore?
I’ve been meaning to tell you that last week the lawn guys finally dug up a huge (like 6 foot long huge) ugly and mostly dead cedar type shrub. It had a big nest of stickers in the gaping middle where it was completely dead.
I had been begging them to tear it out since I moved in April 2014. Finally under this new management they did it. Now you’d never know that ugly thing was ever there. I was so happy!
However without that ugly bush, you can now more readily see the side of my apartment between the fence and the alley where the previous maintenance man had used that of out of sight area to leave junk. When he put the fence back up after they tore the patio trees out, he just left the mess.
I’m asking them to clean it up. It’s all around the outdoor AC units (or whatever those things are called) for me and my next door neighbor. I don’t have a window out to that side, but I don’t have to see it daily to know it’s there.
I have enough ugly to look at. The back of the strip mall, trash and junk behind the maintenance shed. (I’m going to suggest they fence that area in so we don’t have to see that.)
It’s where old appliances often go to die. Or are stored to use again I suppose. Shopping carts from who knows where. Junk, once again, that the maintenance guys don’t want to haul off or simply have no place else to store them for future use.
Do you get all excited over every new shoot from your house plants? Well, I kind of do. Shows what little it takes to float my boat I suppose.
Look at the new anthurium flower! That excited me for sure. A baby flower to coddle and love. Yeah, I’d be a cheap date if I was actually interested in dating. Which I’m not.
Looky, looky! I love this plant because as the plant ages, the leaves split. I’m of course blocking on what the plant is called.
A better look at the new leaf. Note the drop of water at the end of the leaf.
Okay, that’s the extent of my news at the moment. Do you have any exciting weekend plans? I saw Andrew last weekend. So it’s just me and the pupsters this weekend.