Seriously! I've been putting off signing up for health coverage next year because I was expecting the same kind of hell I went through last year. But no! The redesigned website worked! Well, except for a burp in the wee hours of the morning, on my first attempt. That was probably tech support doing something because no one
would be on at 2:30 AM.
But today, start to finish, took less than 45 minutes. The new website required ALL new everything, from establishing an account all the way through to selecting insurance. However, I did that and more...I actually was able to pay for the January premium online! I have a comfirmation number and everything.
You might remember that didn't work last year either. The only "ouch" is the premium. Himself's medicare/prescription/supplemental insurances all total far less than I'm paying, and his total coverage it better than mine. But, only one year, six months, and 13 days until I get to go on Medicare too.
There is one downside: since we won't be heading into the "big city" to straighten things out in person, we won't be making a trip to our favorite Irish pub for Irish potato pizza and beer. Instead, we'll save the money from that trip to check out the Irish pub back home in OH - actually run by old friends of ours!