Greetings Cave88. Typically, during open enrollment there are few if any limitations on enrolling so you may want to do that with your wifes coverage at her work. Also, there is a change in status provision which will sometimes allow you to access her coverage at a time other than open enrollment.
While I have never been to the VA medical system as I have always had good insurance, I have had others tell me that as a Vietnam era veteran, I am eligible if I ever need it. I could also get prescriptions filled there with a limited copay. You might want to check it out.
Here's hoping that your job will not be lost and all this will be a moot point. David
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me