When Do1Thing Is, Ugh, Health Insurance Related

ned Groundhog Day insuranceThursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

It’s not only Thursday, it’s the first of October, which means today my spouse Ben at last officially becomes a full-time employee at his place of business. As you may recall, I walked away from full-time employment about two years ago, never realizing that I would inspire Ben, a year later, to do the same. We’ve been DWYL-ing ever since, paying for Obamacare, and filing quarterly taxes, and trying not to fret about having to dip into savings to cover unexpected bills.

Ben managed to find work in his new field of choice quickly, though he had no prior training in it, and I’m so proud of him for proving himself to his employers and becoming increasingly valuable to them. Now, after a year of PT / hourly labor, they’ve brought him on. Now he gets benefits. For the first time in just over a year, one of us will have paid sick days again! Vacation! Health insurance!

Only one of us, though. For now, I’m sticking with my Obamacare Oscar plan, because the cost of my joining him through his company plan was exorbitant, the deductible ridiculous, and the coverage no better than what I currently enjoy. My 1 thing, then, is to call Oscar and figure this all out. What will it mean for my own coverage? What it will cost? Let’s see.

What’s your 1 thing?



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