Wednesday, August 01, 2007
last year when I told you that come July 1 this year, Donica's company would accept domestic partners into their insurance plan?! It happened!
I was able to get one appointment in before we flew to Amsterdam at the beginning of the month, but this week, since coming back, I have caught up on all the important annual appointments that keep me on the preventative side of things.
* Dentist (semi-annual cleaning)
* Blood work (Cholesterol med doing its job!)
* Vision and New Glasses prescription
* Dermatology (I'm a redhead, remember!)
Yet to finish, once September gets here: annual physical. Add to the list any meds I ever need that will simply have a co-payment.
Yesterday I found out that the company's vision plan is the best the state of Georgia offers! Instead of paying $400+ for my new lenses (no frame, mind you), I only had to pay $151. Talk about a happy camper!
The only down side to this lovely story is that because Georgia does not recognize our "marriage" as legal, Donica has to pay tax on her company's part in adding me to their plan. Bummer. But as she says, this is still a no-brainer because the coverage is very good.
And in 3 years, I'll have Medicare! I'll still need supplemental insurance but it'll be a new ballgame then. See, it really does pay to get old(er)! :)