Happy New Year! I’d like to briefly discuss my health care plan for 2021. I’m in Pa. and instead going to Healthcare.gov to pick or renew a plan, I had to go to Pennie.com to renew my insurance. I have the same coverage, with a slightly lower premium. My doctors accept the insurance.
I was looking for a better plan for my eye care, but most supplemental eye plan just cover glasses, and not additional funding for shots to the eye. Fortunately my eye doctor will be able to provide the the shots in Pa., instead of New Jersey. The copay for my plan for out of state is high, so I’m glad to receive the shots in Pa. My advice when picking a plan is to talk to your doctors billing department and all facilities that your procedure is being performed to avoid surprise high copays.
The second thing I’d like to discuss is my plans for the New Year. I will continue to be vigilant with wearing a mask, social distancing, washing my hands frequently, and try to avoid last crowds or gatherings. The vaccine is on the way, and for diabetics hopefully by the summer. Until then I’ll teach my guitar students mostly virtual and limit in person lessons to be safe.
Finally I’d like to say on a personal note I’m trying surround myself with positive people, and losing the negative ones. This goes a long way to staying healthy. I also would like to get a job helping diabetics with amputations and eye issues. I’d really like to do more this year to help my fellow diabetics. Stay healthy and safe.
My next blog I will continue to discuss what we can all do to help each other as diabetics.