Thursday, November 3, 2016
Big paperwork day today. First, Ursula and I went online to take advantage of the TCC Benefits open enrollment period, which ends tomorrow. She removed me from her health insurance (HMO), effective January 1, so I can start depending on Medicare. Otherwise I run the risk of being in the middle of treatment when her insurance ends, at her retirement.
Next I submitted forms online to get ready for a consultation meeting to prepare for a colonoscopy. It seems that if you’re going to be 70 soon, you need to have a consultation before you can get a colonoscopy. Who knew it would be that difficult?
After that I spent an hour waiting for a call back from Social Security so I could find out what forms I need to add Part B coverage to my Medicare, as of January 1. I did get the forms, but they can wait a little bit. Since tomorrow is the last day of TCC's Benefits open enrollment, their HR department may not be eager (or able) to fill out a continuous health insurance coverage form for me, and I need that before I can send in the main Part B form.