Monday, April 12, 2010

Tying up Loose Ends

We will be covered under D's old health care plan for another couple of weeks and then we will not have any extended health care benefits.

There are couple of loose ends to tie up, such as getting a new Epipen (I can get ridiculous reactions to bug bites and to some foods -- never had to use it but it is nice to know it is there) and my 6 month dental check up before time's up.

I've never had extended health coverage until I became covered under D's plan so it will be back to what I knew before.

Got an email newsletter from our ski resort yesterday talking about the upcoming HST combo tax that is hitting the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia this July. What it will mean for some products or services is a increase of 7% tax.

We are starting to see a lot of early buy/lock in incentives including this one, for our annual ski season passes. I calculated that it would save $47 or so each should be buy now. Plus they are selling it to us at last year's prices. I think we will go for it.


  1. Will D be able to get health insurance from his current job?

    Epipen's def good to have around just in case. Hope you'll never have to use it though. Do you bring it with you when you travel?

  2. Hi Sandra;

    Being on contract he isn't able to. However we can purchase outside extended health coverage but have chosen not to.

    We don't use our medical much and the amounts we pay when we go to the dentist etc. is less than a monthly plan.

    Any yes, I carry my Epipen with me wherever I go.