Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    I think UPS offers AFLAC supplemental insurance. Does anyone know where or how to apply?

  2. P700slave

    P700slave Member

    I sure would like to know. I was under the impression they didn't offer it. If they do, someone please let us know how to sign up!!
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They don't.

    I have Combined. $100/month for 24/7 for coverage.
  4. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Is this Aflac you have for $100 a month? And was is combined 24/7 coverage?
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Combined Insurance
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Last time I checked, Aflac would not insure UPSers. That was a while ago and I have not checked again.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Good topic. I'm gonna look into Aflac as well as increasing my life insurance.
    Currently only have a small life policy(100k).
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    If AFLAC doesn't cover us, there are different companies that do.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    May I suggest you dump the life policy in favor of a term policy? I have a $500K term policy with a monthly premium of just under $50. It is a 20 year term which will expire shortly after I retire.

    Aflac does not insure upsers. Look in to Combined, which pays in addition to comp and any STD/LTD payments.
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    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Thanks. I will
  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I have supplemental insurance through Northwestern Mutual, but there are several more who will insure UPSers. Google supplemental insurance and then start checking different company websites for terms and contact info. Most of them have a webform that you can fill out and a rep will call you, get your info and quote you a price. Rates vary significantly, so I would get prices from at least 3 companies before making a decision.
  12. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    STD pays us 66% of our hourly wage, right (without overtime)? AFLAC, or another company allows us to fill in the gap between that and what we actually make?

    Does LTD also pay 66%?
  13. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Aflac is a bad choice, look elsewhere. Better and cheaper policies. It doesn't really matter though, it's up to management to allow Aflac sales reps through the door to give them the sales pitch, then to allow reps to come back on company time to give each person the same thing. Too time consuming and costly for most employers.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have had Combined for as long as I remember. Any payments received from Combined are independent of comp/STD/LTD. Combined sales reps are not allowed on property (nor should they be) but are easily accessible through the Internet. Supplemental health insurance can be a smart decision but one that needs to be researched thoroughly before signing on the dotted line.
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    My local offers AFLAC, but think that should be a benefit in the contract. This place wears a body down so that most off the job injuries could be traced back to the job.
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Just playing Devil's Advocate here

    If you knew you would get paid fully for being injured, I think that would increase the likelihood of bad safety mechanics in our daily procedures. If UPS offered us this, there would be an increase in injuries and lack of caring about looking before stepping or grabbing handrails or worse if that trickled into bad driving behavior.

    Is this why it isn't offered or is it because they'd have to come through the door and use company time to woo us into a combined supplement plan?
  17. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Too risky? LOL.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The company already pays for our healthcare and now you want them to also pay for our supplemental health insurance?
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    There are a couple guys in our building who have policies regarding comp. They make more money while out than while working.
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I have employment insurance that pays me if I get suspended or discharged.
    I find it more prudent of a policy as I already have workers comp, short and long term disability.
    All I have while off during the grievance process is possibly unemployment, which the company would most certainly contest.
    How many people have you seen in this trick bag, while off days,weeks, or months as the company maintains their position of discharge?
    PM me for more info.