And in the final iteration of this long tale of woe regarding a peon “David” facing down the “Goliath” insurance company,…..
I received a package in the mail last week. The contract was the one I had chosen and it was provided to me at level 1! I think that means I won! I don’t want to gloat too much since “they” are still much larger than I am and since this may just appear that I have won, although I did go through the policy carefully and it did seem to provide the insurance I thought I had chosen.
I also received my first bill which was more than the premium I was told I would be charged. I called to find out and was told that they had started my coverage back in July, so the charge reflected six weeks of coverage. I told them that I had only just received the package. How could I be charged for six weeks? The very helpful person on the other end suggested that all I had to do was send a fax informing the [entity] at the telephone number provided when I would wish the coverage to start and the date would be changed. Wow. Okay. So as of August 15, I am once again covered by insurance. Phew!
By the way, I also want to thank President Obama for pushing the health care initiative through. I do not know whether I would have had the same outcome if this were not part of our present landscape.