It took a few days, but I really did drop my medical plan. Since my insurance was handled through my former job as a firefighter, I had to deal with City Hall. That’s never fun. We played phone tag for a day and a half. Then I went down to the offices.
Back when I first worked for the department, if I needed something done at a city office, I just walked in to the right office. Usually the doors were left open. If they were busy with someone else, it was usually a short wait. No biggie. Back then they knew what they were doing too.
The person I had to deal with had only been handling insurance about two weeks. They recently added it on top of her other duties. I really tried to cut her some slack. The city workers are the lowest paid in the state, and it shows. You get what you pay for.
Today all the offices are behind security doors and bullet proof glass. Times have changed. First the Police station put in security measures. Not long after, City Hall did. Of course, the Fire Department doesn’t have any security. Doors are unlocked and people walk right in. I guess most people still love firefighters.
Of course, they don’t love former firefighters enough to provide reasonably priced medical insurance. That’s life.
Some of the money saved from canceling my outrageously expensive insurance plan will be put aside for medical expenses. The rest will go towards improving my lifestyle.
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