And – In an Instant …
I’m so defeated! My year has been turned upside down, all on one day. At first I was incredulous … Then it started sinking in, and my hands started shaking, and then – as I was tearing my office/studio upside down, I broke down and cried.
Thus went my Friday … pre-filled with crazy ideas of playing with glass and stamps, making happiness … Hmm, uhhmm, ahhh … NOPE!!!
Apparently, last November, when the deadline was approaching, DH and I went through my employer’s latest SUPER-TRICKY employee benefit package. It was so difficult, we ran up to work to grab a ‘cheat sheet packet’ to help us bob-n-weave through the confusing mumbo-jumbo – to choose the best (new, modified – with cuts in coverage, and increased personal costs …) medical insurance package for our family. So we did it, TOGETHER(!), step by-excruciatingly-confusing step …
Fast forward to today, I called my employer’s health fitness on-line presence, as DH kept saying he couldn’t start this year’s BULLSH*T ‘good-health’ quarterly on-line health assessment … so I called. After several painful phone calls/transfers, I’m told that I signed up for medical coverage for JUST ME. I continued the dental and vision coverage FOR MY FAMILY, but I opted for medical coverage for JUST ME … WHAT?!? … no, No, NO!!! I did not. I would not! This is a part of why I work where I work. WHAT!?! So, as I spoke with my company’s HR representative – she was less than understanding, less than compassionate, and completely unhelpful! When I asked if it was possible that there was a mistake – not on my end, she said, ‘Sure … if you can find the confirmation page you should have printed …”’
So, I had a full-fledged melt down, UGLY TEARS and ALL. My studio and all printing areas have been turned upside down. I’m a mess. Eventually, DH says, ‘No problem – we’ll just pick up extra insurance.’ I feel like I can cover doctor visits for a mere $1500-2000 more, but inpatient … catastrophic-only coverage … KILL ME NOW!
And then – my love, my mate, my Mr. Forgetful says … ‘Well, maybe you did check that box for just you …’ ***WHAT*** ??? …. Ohh, buddy! Oh-partner-of-mine … WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY???
I’m beat. Down and out! I give up … Thanks, employer! Thanks, partner!
[Good thing I’m covered – as I feel I may need all the anti-depressant medications and therapies available … up to, and including possible INPATIENT … Grrrr!]
Leaving with some cute canine photos … I love these guys!