Time outside, my new company, and doing things you don't like
I’m near worthless when it comes to benefit plan management but maybe you could get in with a company like TriNet that manages health plans for small companies?
Apologies if this is an obvious dead end.
Love the newsletter each week! Wish I’d know all the accounting/finance troubles you went through. I’d have swooped in and fixed you right up! :)
I enjoyed reading about your logging off for a week, I envy you. I have regular walking meetings now with colleagues and clients, bringing flasks and dogs whilst getting the work done.
I read with pleasure about your cycling adventure that allowed you to disconnect from laptop and smartphone!
I created LOOKUP an app created with the aim of promoting a more conscious use of the smartphones among users: students and workers who will be able to keep their eyes off their smartphone's screen using the 20-minute breaks timer, will be rewarded earning points, redeemable in offline awards: products, services, experience and non-profit donations.
I so appreciated the positive outcomes you got from the offline period you experienced, it's the same feedback I'm getting from LOOKUP users here in Italy.
Keep up the good work and good luck with True Medicine, awesome project!
Appreciated the reflection early on. Resonated with what you wrote on striking the tough balance between building online, appreciating the leverage it enables, while also yearning to go back to simpler, tech-free roots.
interesting and informative article and can agree 100% with the struggle around amazon etc and the"painful" parts of running a business. amazon i found took a lot of time to resolve issues as you were pushed to jump through numerous automated hoops before you could message someone directly. i have no experience of HSA but your approach sounds great. i have believed for a very long time that public leisure services (swimming pools, gyms etc) should be free to encourage participation for low-income users but additionally users can choose to pay a fee if they want to/can afford to. generally speaking, public leisure services generate little money, and you would think there would be a huge long term medical financial benefit if you could increase exercise and leisure activities for those who currently cannot afford these services.
Thanks for taking on the HSA. Definitely love preventative medicine- but no one sees or spends the money on the long picture. And speaking of the long picture — why isn’t there an HSA for retired people? Actuarially, I'll have almost 30 years more of life after retiring.