CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,
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Big IT Day (SPAM) -- Working on Social Security (etc.)

I spent the morning on the on-going INSURANCE issue. I'm pretty sure I didn't explain this well last time around. I'm CURRENTLY on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). This covers 100% of both my medications and medical supplies (test strips and syringes, for example) -- no, that does not include the huge list of supplements I take, but all prescription meds.

To get the SAME amount of coverage after 65, I need to be on a combination of both Medicare and Medicaid. I found out about this via OHP. Otherwise Marilyn would suddenly be paying for a ton of things other than just my supplements!

I saw the woman in the Aging Services department (over on MLK) on Monday. She told me to sign up for Social Security/Medicare and then get the paperwork back to them.

It was suggested I do that online. But they apparently go through Equifax and do a credit check before allowing you to set up your online account for Social Security. And they have the WRONG INFORMATION for me! I'm now locked out of setting it up unless I go to the Social Security office. They have me down as having a house/mortgage, having bought a car recently (I don't even drive) and having a recent new store credit card (um, no). The whole thing with Equifax is AUTOMATED. There is absolutely no way to get a person to talk to! So how does one clear up a false report???????

Aside from hours on the phone about this (and online, too), I spent hours of my afternoon on the switch to the NEW service for blocking SPAM that we were getting in place. I'm the only person at the festival who has the ability to authorize this with our Domain host, Atmosera. Kris was doing the work and Jeremiah from Atmosera was helping him, after I did the authorization. Then I'm in the middle connecting the two for ages...

And that means email is down for the office, which is hard for us no matter when it happens!!! We use email all year round for our business -- and have a number of deadlines happening right now. (sigh)

Aside from that, I did the recycling and gathered the composting (garbage day -- not real). And made a casserole for my niece Candy that I promised her.

I can't think what else right now...

I just cleaned the cat boxes and got everything down to the curb for the morning. It's nearly 2:00 a.m. now.

Marilyn wants me to go to work tomorrow, so I need to brush my teeth, take my pills and head off to bed, pronto!

More stuff is popping into my head from today, but there's no time to share! Maybe tomorrow...

Sweet dreams!
Tags: 2017, aging-services, authorization, barracuda, busy, candy, casserole, cat-boxes, credit-report, email, equifax, festival, garbage-and-recycling, insurance, it-management, it-manager, it-related, jeremiah-atmosera, kris, medicaid, medicare, november-2017, office, ohp, server, social-security, spam, work
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