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Waiting for my money!

Over the next week, I should be receiving…

  • $190.90 in expenses paid out-of-pocket in Las Vegas (just mileage to/from airport & cell phone charges)
  • $101.99 from extended health
  • $108.08 Google Adsense

The Vegas expenses will go back into my chequing account for normal expenses, and the extended health and Google Adsense money will go towards my MBP – which I will be picking up late next week!

Health Spending Account

So I just found out a while ago when I was at London Drugs getting my prescriptions filled that BC and vaccines (I got the hepatitis A shot) are not covered under my extended health benefits. Why, I’m not exactly sure. BC seems like something that should definitely be covered.

But anyway, I ended up paying $101.99 for a 3-month supply of BC and my Hep A vaccine. :(

Then I remembered the company offers a $250 health spending account, and I would be able to claim my $101.99 through that and get reimbursed. Going forward, $250/year will more than cover the cost of my BC, and all other drugs that I would need are 100% covered under my plan.

Unfortunate that the one prescription drug I need isn’t covered, but I’m glad that there’s the flexibility of the health spending account so I won’t have to end up paying for them in the end.

Monday morning this and that

Well I’ve done my research on different cell phone plans and companies. I’m going to go with either Fido or Telus. But I’m leaning towards Telus because they seem to get better reception in general here on the Lower Mainland, than Fido. And, for the price plan I want, they are offering unlimited nationwide calling to 5 numbers – good for calling to my family. Most other companies only offer local calling to 5 numbers in the price point I’m looking at, so nationwide is a huge bonus and will save me money. I will try to get to a Telus store in the next few weeks to check out phones and see if anything else can be added to my plan for free as an incentive to switch over. :)

In health care related news, BF is going to look into adding me to his health care plan at work – since I don’t have health care benefits at my job. Hopefully we’ve lived together long enough to qualify, because even though his health care plan is a little skimpy, it still beats paying full price.

Today is my 15th straight day of working out. I won’t be able to workout like this while we’re on vacation this week, but hopefully we can get a lot of walking in. BF is thinking of borrowing his brother’s car and driving out to Canmore for a day of snow shoeing (in the Rocky Mtns). That would be fun, as I’ve never actually explored Canmore before, aside from quick stops to fill up on gas & get food in the town.

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