Thursday, January 04, 2007

Yet another award

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And the award for first sick family member of the year goes to...Smartypants, for a raging case of Strep Throat!

Instead of going back to school today, Smartypants and I hightailed it to the doctor.

Looking on the bright side, there's no better time to start chipping away at our $5,000 deductible than the first week of January. Let me repeat that so you know it's not a typo: we've got a $5,000 family deductible on our medical insurance. This means that until we reach the magic number we are privy to the insurer's "provider discounts" but no actual payment of fees on their behalf. Except for yearly physicals. In theory. DH's "fully covered" wellness exam still cost well over $100 out-of-pocket.

Since we started on this employer-sponsored plan last September, our fairly healthy family managed to accrue over $4000 in expenses by the year's end. None of which applies to this year's deductible.

This is the wave of the future, people.

Start eating your veggies, washing your hands, and saving your money.

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