Our web hosting provider, Site5|http://www.site5.com/, just upped disk capacity and bandwidth across all of their plans. We now have 1.5 gigabytes of storage space instead of 550 megabytes. Woo-hoo! It’s a good thing, too, because our photo albums were taking up just about 500 megabytes of that space. This should keep us happy for quite a while. And they were able to offer this upgrade without any price increases! Yay Site5!
Our recently-new HMO, Tufts Health Plan|http://www.tuftshealthplan.com/, on the other hand, has changed their prescription drug plans. One of the allergy medicines I take, Rhinocort Aqua|http://www.rhinocortaqua.com/c/index_nf.asp, was just moved from Tier 1 (least expensive) to Tier 2 (second most expensive). This means it now costs $25 instead of $15. Unfortunately, there are no Tier 1 options that are equivalent to Rhinocort Aqua, so I am kind of stuck in that respect. Add to this the fact that Allegra-D|http://www.allegra.com/, which I used to take, was raised to a Tier 3, which means $40. When that happened, I switched to Alavert-D|http://www.alavert.com/, a generic brand of Claritin|http://www.claritin.com/, which works just as well as Allegra and only costs $15 for 24 tablets. (Both Claritin and Alavert are available without a prescription, as well, so I never have to worry about getting the prescription renewed, at least for that half of my drugs.)
Boo to Tufts Health Plan! And, I suppose, boo to allergies for making me have to take this stuff!