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In which i’m not a rocket scientist

My insurance company has switched the way that it refunds money to the policyholder.  Instead of using the tried and true method of referencing the situation they are refunding you for, they now require telepathy.  I agree that this saves much paper but I’m having a wee bit of a problem figuring the whole thing out.

 

To assist myself in the process of keeping it straight, I have made an Excel spreadsheet, which shows what I have spent money on so hopefully I can match that up with what they’re sending me a check for.

 

The first step was remembering how to use an Excel spreadsheet.  Seriously.  I haven’t used one in years.  I finally got everything typed in there in all my columns and all my rows when I remembered that I FORGOT how to sort by column.  I called Kevin who talked me through it and then none of that worked so I figured it out myself.

 

I finally started matching some stuff up and I thought, “hey, I can do this” when a few things happened.

 

  1. I got bored

  2. They kept sending me new mail which required further entries

  3. I then had to input the new entries into my spreadsheet

  4. This pissed me off

  5. So….i got bored

  6. I realized that I had differential equations easier than this

  7. So that pissed me off

  8. And … I got bored

  9. But I trudged on and … WAIT A MINUTE

  10. WAIT ONE GODDAMN MINUTE HERE

  11. How the hell do you match up all these appointments?

  12. The drugs were easy to match up!

  13. Shit, I’ve done all the easy stuff and this is complicated

  14. I can’t figure it out

  15. I fucking quite

  16. I mean, I’m bored

 

So yeah, that happened.  But here’s the thing.  I was partway through and that was last week and now I have to start all over again figuring it out because the new mail is mixed in with the old mail and I don’t know what’s been entered.

 

Ugghhh…you have to be a frakking rocket scientist (or at least a data entry expert … or at least a person who pays attention to details) to do this shit.

 

SOOOOOO…if you don’t here from me ever again, it means that I have fallen into the morass that is my health insurance paperwork.

 

Hey! I should take out some insurance on my life before I do that.

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9 Comments

  1. Dylan Lin Calista
    July 20, 2012

    LOL. Oh, I feel your pain.

    They had me fill in so much paperwork…like a ton of different forms for different parts of my treatment which was insane. I lost track of it quite a bit and I’m the type of person who is painfully organized I think I’m anal like that.

    My policy changed though because now they require me to pay the bill first then they reimburse me which, of course, is a pain in itself so I’m switching policies.

    The problem I’m having now is, Endo is considered as something that’s autoimmune to some companies which means I need to pay higher premiums and/or it’s not going to be covered.

    Don’t worry, if we don’t hear from you, we’ll call for help and tell 911 that a woman at your address is buried under heaps of insurance crap lol.

    P.S. THANK YOU for letting me guest post :)
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    • Lynn
      July 20, 2012

      hope you enjoyed it yesterday and it sent you some traffic! Paperwork sucks

      • Dylan Lin Calista
        July 20, 2012

        I did! It was awesome!

        I did a little follow up post about it on my site today.

        After I posted my first comment on your post, I had to fill up some papers from the hospital, Lol. I cancelled my doctor’s appointment and needed to have it rescheduled for next week. I didn’t realize it would be so much trouble. Yeah, paperwork sucks big time!
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  2. Melanie
    July 20, 2012

    I am the one who makes these for friends ’cause I’m hyper organized, in a bad way. Like OCD my towel better be straight in the bathroom or I will smite my guests kind of way. But it works when I have to help friends with Excel spreadsheets.
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  3. Kelly Fox
    July 20, 2012

    THIS is why I am NO longer an Insurance agent. It sucks. I hated what I was turning into, at first I was all happiness and light..YAY! I get to help people! Then, I started to dread coming into to work, because I was doing more paperwok, and trying to meet quotas than I was actually helping anyone.
    I really hope it gets squared away for you soon!

  4. kathykate
    July 20, 2012

    I rock paper-scissors-shoot my hsb every friggin’ time I have to call the insurance company. It’s a a full time job, and now “cobra-ing”, it’s a job I pay $1300 a month to do. He usually takes over, as I end up almost throwing the laptop and phone threw a picture window.There’s more than one agent that has me flagged as “confrontational.” ugh. ifeel your pain girl, feel it.
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  5. Julie
    July 20, 2012

    Excell spreadsheet? What’s that? I’ve also been hearing about something called power point which I know nothing about either. Fucking technology is messing me up!

    • Monica
      July 22, 2012

      Hey Julie,
      One of my friend asked me to use Excel to keep my balances. I just replied “I can write.”
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  6. Annabelle
    July 21, 2012

    My insurance company is driving me nuts also. They claim “most claims are handled within a few days,” but unless by “a few days” they mean “a month or so,” they are profound liars. And if something doesn’t go through, they won’t explain why despite the fact that they recommend you fix said unspecified problem and resubmit. AAH!
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