I was just talking about how much I’d like to get back to work, but I’ve been on medical leave for 25 months now. It’s hard to imagine that I’ve been off for so long!
Almost every day I wonder when the phone will ring and on the other end it will be the oc health department at the hospital calling to tell me that they can’t extend my medical leave any longer. If that happens I’ll be very upset.
Since I’m officially on medical leave I still have my full time position. It’s being held for me. I also have health benefits. I do have to pay a certain amount each year – money that would normally be taken from my paychecks, but I’m still covered.
If I ever do get that call I’ll have to switch over to a private family or individual health insurance plan. Actually, Chris works at the hospital. He’s only part time (but works almost full time hours). I think he can apply for health coverage. I should get him to check on that and we could switch over. Then if the axe does fall we’ll at least still have continued health insurance coverage.
Do you have health insurance from your workplace?