Insurance? November used to be the month of crisp air and Thanksgiving. (And decorative gourd season. NSFW.)
Now, it’s the month of open enrollment stress and the navigation of health insurance plans. For the third year in a row, I’ll be looking at the exchange plans and making spreadsheets and phone calls to determine what type of insurance option will be the best for me and my diabetes. (We are a package deal. Unfortunately.) It’s maddening and necessary.
I’m not saying that insurance is easier for anyone without diabetes. I just know that we have to look at formularies and deductibles and DME processes and MNIs and exclusions and….
You’re getting the picture.
Health Insurance and Diabetes
Over at DPAC (Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition), there will be a FREE online presentation with Dr. Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH about diabetes and commercial insurance plans. He’s former VP of Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Aetna, so you know he knows what he’s talking about.
You can attend live – or you can still register and a copy of the recorded webinar will be sent after it’s archived.
If you don’t know what to watch out for… you might end up paying way more than you should. And no one wants that, right? Especially when there are gourds to be decorated!