Just Another Monday…

It’s funny – since I have not been working, I don’t normally have issues with Monday. It’s just another day of the week for me. But not today. Today has been a Monday.

I went to Walgreens to pick up a prescription. No big deal, walk in the store, pick up the milk I need to buy, go to the counter to get the medicine, I’ll be in and out in a flash. Ha! Yeah, good one.

I give the clerk my name, and he tells me the cost. I was a little surprised by the fact that it was $7 more than it normally is, and it wasn’t a cute even amount like the normal insurance co-pay. You know, it’s normally $20, $30, $35, whatever. Mine? $36.99. Odd.

Then he tells me that the insurance ID number isn’t valid.

Mike works for a big oil company, so we added me to his insurance as a “Domestic Partner” back in April. It saved us about $500 a month over what I was paying for my tiny law firm insurance. Standing in the middle of Walgreens today, all I could imagine was how he notified them in June that we got married and they kicked off the 30 day enrollment option – and since we thought I was already on the insurance and didn’t do anything to make a change, they kicked me off. You know how insurance companies are, right?

The tech called in to United to verify my coverage. Maybe something was just wrong with the computer system? No. Then he asks to verify Mike’s coverage.

Guess what? Mike’s not in the system either.

We have no insurance. Holy fucking craptastic, we have no insurance.

Big Oil Company is divided in to divisions. (Kymberlie, that one was just for you.) Mike used to work for one division, but that division is going away. Mike moved to a new division at the beginning of July. After I called him freaking out about the lack of insurance, he called the benefit coordinator. Turns out that in the process of transferring him from one division to another, they dropped his insurance. Now they have to open an investigation in to it, and who knows how long it will take to fix it. Never mind the fact that I need to go in for my usual allergy shot later this week. *sigh* Yeah, it’s a Monday…

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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