In my last post, I had listed the Dr appointments I rushed to, in hopes of getting things done before the insurance expired. Turns out I was incorrectly informed. Apparently the coverage ends on midnight on the date of termination. So, all I accomplished was increasing the $$ I will owe for the tests and contacts (the only thing that ended up covered was the flu shot and shingles vaccine since I did those on Monday). One of my coworkers asked about cobra coverage, and I asked Romeo about it ~ and then we promptly got into a fight about it. I told him that we might at least get it for a month to cover the tests I had done, not to mention coverage for the upcoming visit for my migraines.
Truthfully, I am a bit upset with Romeo. He didn't ask any questions about stuff like insurance. And I'm totally incensed with his employer for not providing him with the cobra information, which they are supposed to do, by law. Or, they did and he was so freaked out that he didn't pay any attention to it ~ which I understand. He does not react well to stress.
And I think they should have told him that the insurance (and any other benefits that qualify) would end on Monday, so that we could make informed choices. Plus, it just makes sense to me that he had paid for the benefits through the end of the month.....so they should have kept them active at LEAST until the 31st.
One of my coworkers was trying to make me feel better by pointing out that there are many people in worse shape. And of course I realize this already. However, I was not comforted by the thought that there are many other families that are worse off. Is it just me?