I Almost Do 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

That 1 thing that I did this week was that I finally, finally, finally, FINALLY called my health insurance company and asked them if I was allowed to keep my health insurance even though I moved out the state for which residence was a requirement to get that health insurance. It’s been … two years. And during those two years, each time I have received a letter from them, I’ve been sure it’s THE ONE that says, “Oh hey we just notice you moved, you’re fired from this health insurance, goodbye.” Level 4 panic. Once a month. At least.

But I’m becoming a better person and better people do things like make phone calls. So I made a phone call. I called and a human answered, and I said, “Hi please, What if I move?” And the dude said, “You just use our partner networks!” And I said, “No I mean what if I Leave Oregon Forever?” And he said, “You just use our partner networks.” And I said, “So I could move to, say — I don’t know, New York! — and this insurance that I bought in Oregon would still be cool and everything would be great?” And he said, “Yes. You just have to live in Oregon to apply or change plans. Otherwise you can live anywhere in the U.S. And just use our partner networks.”

The phone call took one minute. Two years and one minute.