We must say that we are not particularly keen on having to deal with all of this each year. In fact, we had hoped that what we had chosen for 2013 would also serve us well in 2014. However, we have decided that is not the case and so are going to try a different approach to our coverage in 2014. We are ever hopeful that it will work out well for us. And if it doesn’t, there will be yet another open enrollment plan in 2014. How can we wait?
We would like to note that for anyone who would like help with this seemingly complicated issue, help is available. In fact, if we understand what we read in the newspaper, there is a meeting this afternoon, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. to learn more about all of this. The Otsego County Office for the Aging, in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, is sponsoring an informational meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clark Auditorium in the Fieldstone Building of Bassett Healthcare at 1 Atwell Road in Cooperstown.
A representative from Statewide Senior Action council, state EPIC and others will provide an overview of what people need to know and will be available to answer questions. Anyone unable to attend the meeting can also call the Office for the Aging at 547-4232 for help making decision regarding health care insurance needs.
And finally, even with the arrival of our second grandchild we are quite certain that we will not find ourselves in the position of having to change our answering machine message to something akin to a sample message for grandparent answering machines we discovered in our inbox this past week. However, since we did get a kick out of it, we pass it on for what it is worth.
“Good morning . . . At present we are not at home, but please leave your message after you hear the beep.