New health insurance… not!

My boss sent out this e-mail over the weekend:

We are in the process of initiating a new improved health care plan. It is called Health Cash Plus and this is how it will work.

You go to any doctor or health care facility you want, anywhere in the world. When the bill comes, you pay it directly out of your own pocket. No muss, no fuss.

Here are some of the advantages vs. a traditional managed care health plan:

  1. No claim forms to fill out
  2. No networks
  3. No ID cards
  4. No “explanations of benefits” arriving in the mail
  5. No help lines to call
  6. No benefit books
  7. No enrollment forms
  8. No “preferred providers”
  9. No managed care
  10. No HMOs

We will keep you posted on further updates and improvements to our health plan.

I had to read it three times before realizing that it was a joke. Bill’s a fun guy, but a mass e-mail like this is not what I would expect from him. But April Fool’s Day will bring out the prankster in plenty of us.

P.S. Of course, some people will go to much greater lengths for a joke.

P.P.S. And an even better one.

2 comments

  1. Markus says:

    Eva got me with “the snowstorm they say we’re supposed to get this weekend.” :p
    Then again, with the way the weather has cooled off over the last few days…

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