Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New, Better, Dream Job = Infertility Benefits

Well, last week I was made an incredible offer to work as an Activity Director for a Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in the western suburbs of Chicago.  Of course, I am beyond excited for this offer because I will be working in Healthcare Administration and event planning/organization.  It is a management position which is a promotion from where I currently was….and I am given my own activites staff to execute my ideas and implement strategies with patients.  Of course, I accepted!  I have introduced myself to some of my staff already.  I have been dropping in here and there through this transition to get a feel for how things are going presently and to get them used to working together with me.  If anybody knows me, they know I LOVE event planning and organization…heck!  I do it as a hobby!  My initial thoughts were - could this be any more perfect for me!?  I can’t wait to get started!  I have already started the transition over.  I just can’t help myself.  I have started to clean my office and make it more personable, inviting, and more Katie-ish…  I have had orientation this week and sat in on some upper-level management meetings to get a better feel for it.  I will start corporate training within the next week.  I love the people I will be working directly with…very intelligent, friendly people.  But, of course the big question remains….how about the health insurance….?

After given my choices for insurance plans I immediately turn to infertility services/reproduction…and IT’S COVERED!!!  Yay!!  I still was in disbelief so I called the insurance company explaining I am in open enrollment, blah… and I wanted to make sure our needs were covered before selecting a plan.  I called twice to speak to 2 different customer service reps to make sure they matched in their responses, and yep!  The new plan will cover our IVF needs!  The responses matched exactly.  We are ELATED with this news.  Not only is this a perfect professional move for me, but it is an even bigger move for my little family to be.


  1. WOW!!! A HUGE CONGRATS to you on all fronts!! YAY!

  2. Congrats on the new job and the fabulous insurance! I can say from experience that as hard as it is, your time line is happening exactly as it was meant to. I lost my job right after I was referred to FCI, which made me irate; not because I was wondering how I was going to pay the bills, but because I was now delayed even further for starting a family. It took me six months to find a job and six months after that to be hired as a permanent employee. Upon hiring I found out my insurance was excellent and that all of my infertility needs, including IVF were completely covered - they were NOT covered with my old insurance. So with that long, drawn out story, what I'm getting down to is I feel like this is IT for you! This opportunity not only fulfills you in a career sense but it is the answer to your family dreams come true! I am rooting for you and Pat and wish you much luck!