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Mrs. Jones has received her bank statement and is ready to reconcile it with her checkbook register. Fill out the reconciliation worksheet for Mrs. Jones using the data from her bank statement and checkbook register. Assume all transactions on previous pages have already cleared.

Great Bank of Home and Work
KeepItSimple™ Statement for February 2010
Beginning balance (01/05/2010): $2340.00
Ending balance (02/04/2010): $1864.16

Total of credits: $0.00
Total of debits: $475.84

Date cleared - 01/05/2010
Description - Debit card purchase from XYZ Supermarket and Deli Limited
Amount - 145.44

Date cleared - 02/04/2010
Description - Check 1015, Bis Insurance of North America
Amount - $320.40

Date cleared - 02/04/2010
Description - Monthly service fee
Amount - $10.00

Reconciliation Worksheet
Amount
1. Enter the statement closing balance.
$
2. Enter the sum of any outstanding deposits or credits.
$
3. Add lines 1 and 2.
$
4. Enter the sum of any outstanding checks or debits.
$
5. Subtract line 4 from line 3.
$
6. Enter your checkbook balance.
$
Note: Lines 5 and 6 should be equal at the end of the reconciliation.


Mrs. Jones's checkbook register:
Date
Num
Payee
Payment
Clr
Deposit
Balance
1/1/2010

Balance forward

2,340.00
2,340.00
1/5/2010
Debit
XYZ Supermarket
145.44

2194.56
2/1/2010
1014
Rent
600.00

1594.56
2/1/2010
1015
Bis Insurance Company
320.40

1274.16
Consider what must be done, if anything, in order to finish the reconciliation process.
a.
Line 6 is $10.00 higher than line 5; look back at the statement to find the discrepancy.
b.
Any transaction that appears on the register must still be added to the bank statement.
c.
Add lines 5 and 6 together.
d.
The rent of $600 is in your checkbook but not on your bank statement.
Sammy is a full-time students who does not work. He is too old to stay on his parents health insurance and is looking for his own health care program. The two options he is considering are outlined in the tables below.

OPTION 1: Fee-for-service

OPTION 2: HMO

$225 monthly premium

$630 monthly premium
$7,500 deductible

No annual deductible

Co-pays:

Co-pays:
Name-brand Drugs:
$30

Name-brand Drugs:
$25
Generic Drugs:
$12

Generic Drugs
$10

Visits:

Visits:

Primary Care Physician
$30

Primary Care Physician
$20
Specialist:
$75

Specialist:
$62
Urgent Care:
$100

Urgent Care:
$50
Emergency Room:
$250

Emergency Room:
$175


The first option is a fee-for-service plan with a $7,500 deductible. Sammy must pay the deductible amount in health-related costs (not including co-pays) before the insurance company will contribute. This plan costs $225.00 per month and requires co-pays for most standard healthcare costs.

The second option is an HMO. It is significantly more expensive at $630 per month, but has no annual deductible. The standard co-pays are also less than those in the other option.

Sammy is a young man in very good condition. He visits his primary care physician every other month to get physicals for school sports. He fills a prescription for his name-brand asthma inhaler every month. Sammy is an avid sportsman who loves skiing and snowboarding, two potentially dangerous activities.

Considering the real possibility of a serious skiing or snowboarding accident that could put Sammy in the hospital for an extended period of time, which of the following statements is true for his situation? (Assume an extended hospital stay costs at least $12,000.)
a.
In the event of a serious accident, the $7,500 deductible makes Option 1 the cheaper of the two.
b.
The lower monthly premium associated with Option 1 is enough to offset the cost of a serious accident.
c.
Even with the higher premium, Option 2 covers more of Sammy's health care costs in the event of a serious accident.
d.
Under Option 2, Sammy will have to pay for more of the health care costs resulting from a serious accident than he would under Option 1.
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