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:
- No claim forms to fill out
- No networks
- No ID cards
- No “explanations of benefits” arriving in the mail
- No help lines to call
- No benefit books
- No enrollment forms
- No “preferred providers”
- No managed care
- 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.P.S. And an even better one.