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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Just Start!

"I have so much to gather together and get organized it just seems overwhelming!  I know I need to do it, not just for my own sake, but for my family's.  I just can't bring myself to get started."

Does this sound like you?  Have you ever said this to yourself or to someone else?  I have.  I've said it many times over the past decades. Yes, decades.  That's how long it has weighed on my mind that I needed to be responsible and get my records and important documents in some semblance of order but always found excuses. 

A few years ago I overcame the excuses.   Maybe because I hit a certain birthday milestone which is when many of us realize we are mortal after all. Or maybe it was because my own Mother reached a milestone and I'm the executor of her estate.   If something happens to Mom who lives 800 miles away from me, and I'm responsible for taking care of her estate, where would I start?  

I talk to many people about SafelyFiled and why it exists.  Between the medical and prescription tracking feature and the ability to have all of your records and final wishes in your wallet, yet secure, they really understand the need for it. However, the excuse I hear most often as to why they don't follow through is the same excuses I made above.  "I don't know where to start and it's overwhelming".

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Keeping Track of Your Healthcare.gov and Medicare Insurance

49,000 emails  


Yep, that's what's in my inbox - including emails and other documents confirming my health insurance coverage and giving special instructions.

In the past, I've tried finding something I got 6 months earlier by doing an email search on "health insurance."  You know how that goes.

I start Medicare in January.  And in January my wife will have her own health insurance policy, not one with my name on it.  So now we have two policies to keep track of.  The coverages haven't even started and I'm getting inundated with confirming emails, instructions and documents to download.  Later this week the mailbox on the curb outside the house will be full of paper confirmations.

There's got to be an easy way to keep this under control.