Health Insurance Wish List

I’ve seen health insurance from all sides now: as an employee and as a self-insured sole proprietor; fully insured, underinsured and briefly uninsured. Believe me, uninsured is not something I wanted. At the time, a quarter of my income or more went out to health insurance even though I was healthy by any definition.

Our health system is evolving and maybe someday no one will need to be uninsured or underinsured again. In the meantime, if I could wave a magic wand and have anything I wanted in my health insurance, I would have:

  • More preventative care
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Mental health coverage
  • Visiting nurse visits for children, those with handicaps or older people who have trouble getting to the doctor’s office

Yes, they’re expensive programs but that’s my wish list. What’s on your wish list? Share your ideas here or on LinkedIn at Let’s Talk Health Care.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn and Let’s Talk Health Care.

 

Making the Workplace Healthier: What Is on Your Wish Llist?

When you consider that I’m barely over five feet tall, you’ll understand why, on my wish list for a healthier workplace, ergonomics ranks pretty high. Standard office desks are too tall; I have to raise my chair to properly fit the desk and then put a boxlid under my feet to prevent them from dangling. With unlimited resources and control over a work environment, I would allow employees to design their own work spaces, whether that involved a standing desk, a yoga ball for a chair or a designer boxlid underfoot.

When I was a young mother, onsite child care would have beaten out ergonomics. The search for affordable, dependable and happy child care consumed energy and time. Even after my child reached school age, I needed to arrange for before school or after school babysitters. Onsite child care would have eased a lot of stress and distraction.

What would be on your wish list if you had unlimited resources to make your workplace healthier? Check out the discussion on LinkedIn.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn and Let’s Talk Health Care.