Blue Cross wants Blood and Sweat.
Last August, Blue Cross sent me an email that I could have 15% off on my insurance for the year if I got a bunch of blood tests by the end of the month. I hate being popped. I hate discussing my results with a doctor who is out-of-date on the latest research and insists that high cholesterol is dangerous for women. The latest research shows that high cholesterol is protective for women. But, I got the tests. And I sent the latest articles to the doctor, who ignored them and told me to get more exercise.
I go to my gym at least 3 times a week. Monday is elliptical. Wednesday is tread mill. Friday is helix. Plus any day is rowing, free weights, and mat exercise. I ride my bike all over town. And I do yoga at home, daily. I’ve told the doc this, but he doesn’t listen.
Blue Cross has a deal that if I go to the gym 120 times in a year, they’ll pay me $150. I thought I had plenty of time until the end of the year. Then Blue Cross sent me a letter. This year, I have to finish the 120 visits by December 12.
I looked at the calendar. I can make it. If I don’t miss a day, I can do it by December 6.
I’m not going to do anything based on the blood tests. I’m not sure why going to the gym every day for a few weeks matters to Blue Cross.
They’re crazy. My blood and sweat don’t do them any good. But, I’ll do what they want in order to save money.