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All Blog Posts Tagged 'coverage' (6)

I'm in love with the i-port - it's like a mini-me insulin pump

I've posted this in a few places - and figured - why not here as well - I'm still off the pump since beginning of January - have lost the battle with J&J with the Animas 2020 pump s/w issue (and earlier ones have same issue - as well as the PING believe it or not - read this link to find out more on that story).

So, for now, I've actually got the hang of MDI again - you'd think I'd…


Added by FatCatAnna on March 30, 2013 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

Dear Government...Please get involved in your area

Those of us in the Diabetes Community are quite well aware that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For years, I have found something new and unique to do each year. I have sent out general information letters to everyone I could think of, I created a book of the faces of diabetes with real people and their real stories, I have gotten a tattoo, and much more. This year I decided that November was the perfect time to get back to a focus that is very dear to my heart--advocating for…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 15, 2011 at 2:57pm — 6 Comments

Dear Mr. Minister of Health, why won't you cover my insulin pump?

Over the past few weeks I have received a number of emails from frustrated parents. Their children are moving onto post-secondary school and have reached the magic age of 18. Their pump coverage, if there ever was any, is ending and the parents are at their wits end. They fear the high costs associated with pumping will mean that their children will have to use a less effective method of managing their diabetes.

Why does coverage end at 18? Yes, diagnosis usually happens before 18… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on May 18, 2011 at 4:37am — 4 Comments

Form letter to ask employer for insulin pump coverage

I wrote this letter to my HR department because my employer doesn't provide coverage for insulin pumps or supplies. They responded by saying they will make an exception for me and look into adding coverage for all employees when they re-negotiate the plan with our insurer next year.…


Added by Kelly on October 29, 2010 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Dropped from Insurance - 6 weeks before baby

Have you guys ever heard of being required to re-submit proof of marriage (or proof of children's birth) mid-way into an insurance policy when you haven't had a "new" qualifying life event?

My husband started with a company at the beginning of August 2009 and we both began insurance coverage without any hiccups (it was almost TOO easy). We'd been married nearly two years, so we didn't need to send any documentation on that, our effective date of coverage was immediate (his first day… Continue

Added by Melissa Lee on December 29, 2009 at 11:00pm — 36 Comments

HMO has possibly reversed their decision :o)

Great news! I have heard that a doctor in Atlanta, GA (Dr. Bruce Bode) has done some research on the effectiveness of the CGMS pump that has helped convince Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare to cover this system again! I have not tracked down any proof of this online yet, but the news is so promising!!!

Added by itsnotabeeper on May 30, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

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