Monday, August 11, 2008

Emergency Fund

I have been saving religiously in an Emergency Fund, and I am now thankful that I did. This past weekend in Memphis, I had an unfortunate accident and ended up breaking my thumb. (yes, you read that right, my thumb). I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon in the emergency room for a temporary split and made an appointment today to see a orthopedic doctor. I am not sure what this little accident is going to cost me, but I am sure it is not going to be cheap. I already had to pay a $50 co-pay at the ER yesterday.

The worst part is that I am in limbo as far as insurance goes. I am covered but with starting a new job I don't have all the paperwork processed or any insurance cards. I am not sure if I am going to have to pay out-of-pocket and then try to get the insurance company to reimburse me or what.


Crystal said...

Sorry to hear about your thumb. That must have been one heck of a lingerie shower! But seriously, I hope you will heal easily. You might want to talk to whomever your Human Resources person is at your firm. They can probably let you know what to expect with the insurance issues.

Britt said...

This is why I'm thankful I'm Canadian. I can't imagine having to worry about paying for your medical service while hurt or sick or whatnot. I hope you're ok!