Soooo, my agency switched insurances last year. Today is the first dealings I've had with the new company. I wanted to have a preventative routine physical done, as it's been a few years. I just found out that four out of the five lab tests ordered (all blood work) require me to pay my deductible, which is $500! To make matters worse, their "year" starts on 6/01, so even if I did end up paying the scumbags, come 6/01 I'd have another $500 deductible all over again. It's literally AMAZING to me that they don't fully cover routine preventative care. Even prostate exams. The rep I spoke to on the phone said they are no longer covered. At all. A PSA wasn't ordered for me, but if it was I'd be pissed. Apparently, Highmark Blue Shied would prefer to incur the tens of thousands of dollars of cancer treatment costs than to pay for a cheap blood test. I'm absolutely livid right now. P.S. As much as I know at least a few of you want to turn this political, don't.