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Old 11-03-2013, 01:08 PM   #14501
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I am sitting in total confusion and amazement at what I though would be a simple task.

Last week, we completed all the necessary paperwork to allow Glenn to add me to his health insurance plan, effective January 1, 2014. That went textbook perfectly. No glitches. No hassles.

Now.....I must cancel my federal insurance plan that Buck and I had. I was able to keep the plan because I was his widow. Here's the rub.

Because it is a government program, I have to deal with the Office of Personnel Management in D.C. I've perused their website to try to determine which form I need to complete in order to simply cancel the plan. Sheesh!

The form I determined to be the necessary one is OPM SF2809. There are 13 pages of instructions and tables on how to complete it. The form itself is only 2 pages long, of which I need only to fill out a couple of areas. One of the initial questions instructs me to enter the code for the Qualifying Life Event (QLE) that will allow me to cancel. None of the QLEs fit a simple cancellation. Ugh!

HOWEVER.....a different form, OPM RI 79-9, is referenced. So, I go to the website and download that form. Whoa! This one seems much simpler and more to the point. Except that, when I called OPM last week, I was told I needed SF2809.

At the rate I'm going, I'll be 90 (or feel like it) before I get this done.

Looks like I'll be making another call to OPM tomorrow. Oh, joy!!!
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #14502
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Spelling ladies, spelling. PF didn't take a "leak".
Poetic license. Gotta tease the Ogress once in a while!
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #14503
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Katie, I sure hope you get this settled before you get the urge to drive to DC and shoot someone! Nothing worse than having to deal with paperwork, especially when you're made to run in circles. Seems like anything "government" has bigger circles too! "We're from the government, and we're hear to help."

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I'm stalling. We leave for vacation Tuesday but at this rate I'll have to stay behind when the car pulls away. I don't WANT to stay behind! This will be the view from our balcony and I want to go here:
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #14504
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Where are you headed on vacation CG?
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #14505
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The land of socks with sandals and Bermuda shorts...
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #14506
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That looks lovely CG. Have a great trip.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #14507
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Got the deep freezer defrosted and cleaned out today. Yeah!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #14508
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Got the deep freezer defrosted and cleaned out today. Yeah!

Good girl! Now you get to fill it up again!!

Got any plans?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #14509
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Spelling ladies, spelling. PF didn't take a "leak".
She certainly did! She can not spell.

The iReport of CNN showed her very clearly of taking a leek. Here is the link of this:

http://www.cnn.com/PrincessOgressTak...esnews=&p22947

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #14510
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Shopping done for the week, I hope. Went to costco today. Nice restful, leisure kind of weekend.
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