Friday, December 05, 2008

Bottom of the News… Friday, December 5, 2008

Good morning my fellow Rotarians. Well, as we head into December, it is that time of the year that many companies start planning, budgeting and, in some cases, make some adjustments and cutbacks before starting a new year. And one BIG area that every business looks at carefully because of continuing rising costs is health care.

So, as a guideline to give you a heads up, (with my thanks to Brother Carpenter) we thought you all would benefit knowing the… Top Ten Indicators That Your Employer Has Changed to a Cheaper Health Care Plan… Listen up (PG-13)…

(10) Ladies, your annual breast exam is done at Hooters.

(9) Directions to your doctor's office include "Take a left when you enter the trailer park."

(8) The tongue depressors taste faintly of Fudgesicles.

(7) Guys, when you ask for Viagra, and they give you a Popsicle stick and ducttape! (Ouch!)

(6) The only proctologist in your plan is "Gus" from Roto-Rooter.
(5) Your primary care physician is wearing the pants you gave to Goodwill last month.

(4) This line… "The patient is responsible for 200% of out-of-network charges," is not a typographical error.

(3) Your Prozac comes in different colors with little M's on them.

(2) The only item listed under Preventative Care Coverage is "an apple a day."

And the #1 sign that your company has joined a very cheap health care plan is…

(1) The only expense covered 100% is "embalming."

Okay, now you know what to look out for when you read through that fine print… And that’s our Bottom of the News Friday, December 5, 2008! ###