Ok, I finally begin to see the light. The insurance company is being such a dick because they can. Apparently, we have a third option in California (of which I was unaware) which allows me to leave my job during illness, but which also allows my employer to refuse to pay the benefits as outlined in the employee handbook.
It’s not good news at all, but it’s an explanation that needs my attention.
This also sets up a renewed sense of timetable urgency to try and nail down options within the next 12 weeks, before they can terminate me (since I’m already through the first month without a paycheck).
What this really means, though is that while the 401K funds may keep me functional longer, I have to be serious to wrap this up by December 31st or things could get ugly.
So, in addition to looking at options for alternative treatments, I also need to be looking at apartments and such to reduce my expenses down to the bone.
Fun, fun, fun.
And you? What interesting thing did you learn recently that turned out not to be a good idea?