I got good news today from my doctor, telling me that instead of the surgery I was dreading for my worn out knees, that I likely just need Physical Therapy (PT). For many reasons this is welcomed news as well as an eye opener for me.
The reason for the PT is because years ago I had my knees operated on and then I just moved on with life. I failed to do any PT after the surgery and the muscles in my legs never fully recovered. I just moved on and forgot about it.
The bad news is that my knees are now weak and in bad need of PT, the good news is that I can now do something about it. I met with a physical therapist and he has me on a plan to help me strengthen my knees that will help improve my life.
The attitude that I had about my knees reminds me of the attitudes some people have toward their insurance plan.
They meet with an insurance person once, purchase a policy and then move on with life. They “Set it and Forget it.”
Insurance is not a “Set it and Forget It”. It is important that you review your coverages with your agent at least every 12 months. Another important time to review your coverages is when you have a “Life Event”, such as a wedding, a new driver, or a new room addition to your house.
Don’t treat your insurance plan like I did my knees. Take the time to review your coverages as often as necessary with your agent. Life changes and your insurance needs will change with your life.