Friday, January 25, 2013
Taking care of medical needs NOW
My insurance co-pays and possibly my plan selection may change, effective with my new contract July 1, 2013. I have a union meeting in Feb to attend regarding particulars.
In the meantime, I am being pro-active and addressing my recurrent medical needs NOW, before my co-pays go up, my plan changes. Tomorrow, I am scheduled for my annual mamogram,which I did put off with all of the life changes going on last year. Fortunately, I am in a state that was one of the first to offer full coverage for mammograms and ultra-sound imagery as needed. I require both. There will be no co-pay and this will be covered at 100%.
So, hoping that the forecasted snow overnight doesn't cause any hick ups, and that I can cross off this necessary, yet far from fun appointment tomorrow morning. Next to schedule will be a routine physical with a new Internist (mine retired last year), my allergy MD check up, my annual gyno exam (woman's annual care is also a "freebie" under my insurance), dermatologist for RX for my eczyma (flared up by Winter) some facial spider veins to be lasered again.
By taking care of 3 of these appointments BEFORE July 1, I stand to save at least $30. Not bad.