In the backyard on any given day
Before we moved from Tennessee, I started checking to see if my health insurance coverage would transfer to Wisconsin. It would not, but I was told I would be given a 90 day grace period to find a new policy.
Imagine my surprise when I received a letter at the end of January 2014 telling me that my coverage had been terminated on January 7, two weeks into my 'grace period'.
Suddenly uninsured, I went on the popular (snicker) health care dot gov site and plugged in my info. Previously my monthly premium was $338. I was dismayed to find that new premium would be $568.
It was a Friday afternoon. The end of the month of January. The deadline for having one's health insurance in place. I could tell I was going to need something fast. I don't do fast well. More of a tortoise than a hare.
Not comfortable making a snap decision I purchased a three month non renewable policy, major medical, high deductible. Really high.
Thankfully I did not need to file any claims during this time.
And the hunt was on for something affordable.