Spouse gets Dropped from Health Ins w/o Notification (On topic)

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by Sandi, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Sandi

    Sandi New Member

    I am spouse of long time non-union UPS employee and was dropped by UPS health insurance for supposedly not checking a box during enrollment stating that I wasn't eligible for another plan. I wasn't notified by UPS and only found out that I had been dropped when I rec'd letter from CVS stating they couldn't fill a mail-in prescription. When we enrolled, my name was listed as a participant on the health insurance. Of course, we didn't print the enrollment papers because we have NEVER had an issue with enrollment. My husband found out today that this has also happened to several other co-worker's spouse's.

    We have filed a claim hoping to get me re-instated but have been told by HR that this probably won't happen. If your spouse is on your plan, you may want to check to see if indeed he/she still is.

    Now we are trying to find out how many others are in similar situations. Anyone else out there encounter this problem?
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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    The way I understand it is if your employer offers healthcare coverage you're no longer covered under the ups management plan.
     
  3. Sandi

    Sandi New Member

    That's true. I'm not employed. I'm a stay at home mom.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Be very persistent and nice about but bug the hell out of them.
    Try and put the guilt trip on them (you are a woman, right).
    Don't get emotional.
    Get them to accept this as their problem to solve.
    Be persistent.
    Check that box next year.
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Isn't the spouses getting dropped if they have coverage from another employer only for management?
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Management and other non-union employees.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I know when I was working anything attributed to my wife had to go through her State Employee insurance first- then if anything was left we turned that into UPS and they normally paid it.
     
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Sorry I thought all non Union was management.
     
  9. Sandi

    Sandi New Member

    I understand that UPS can drop a spouse if they are eligible for another plan - even if they don't take that plan. I am NOT eligible for any other plan.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    OR if one does not check certain boxes on the enrollment form.
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I think maybe what she wants is for UPS to give her some advance notice before cancelling her health insurance, along with a grace period in which to correct a minor clerical error.
     
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  12. Sandi

    Sandi New Member

    Want I am wanting is to find out if others have had a similar problem - others getting cancelled without realizing it. The enrollment process wasn't clear to us so and a few others that work with my husband. If we can show that there are many people that this process affected, it can be corrected for the group. This thread isn't intended to be a "poor me" or political issue - we are just wanting to see how many others may have had a similar problem.
     
  13. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    UPS defaulted everyone (non-union) to no spousal coverage this year regardless of previous year status. If you didn't enroll by the deadline or didn't change the default entry it will cost you. Shame on UPS for doing this. All status changes should be verified while there is opportunity to change. You're going to have to pay for an Obamacare plan or you'll be fined by the government (shout out to the dems that rammed this down your throat).
     
  14. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I don't think they needed to inform you that you didn't check the correct box. They aren't going to send a letter to you asking if you filled out your enrollment form correctly. That being said it doesn't seem right that they can't have you send in a new signed enrollment form with your signatures on it and update the system.
     
  15. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    The box should have been checked based on 2014 coverage. UPS did it with tobacco use too. I have never used tobacco products in my life yet UPS defaults me to being a tobacco user? Come on.
     
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Not a way to take care of those that take care of you. Big company, one size fits all I guess. Didn't they inform you all about how to fill these forms out? As an hourly it blows me away some of the things we have to adjust to like, well Orion for example.
     
  17. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Really it is a messed up system, you can see what they did, and why does a simple error like this mean your out of luck for a year? This is a racket, not only UPS, but this system we are dealing with. Make a mouse click mistake of all things, too bad, now go away. Yeah that is the ideals we went to school for.
     
  18. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    They communicated what the defaults would be but you know (and they know) that out of thousands and thousands of employees defaulting the wrong way that some would mess up. What percentage of 2014 non-smokers actually STARTED smoking this year? UPS assumed we all did. That's a $150 per month penalty for those that rushed through their enrollment and missed it or didn't enroll. Come on.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Please stay on topic in this thread.
    The OP is trying to see what recourse she has and if this has happened to others.
    Anything political in nature will be deleted or moved to the following thread which is an ongoing discussion of Obamacare impact on UPSers:
    http://www.browncafe.com/community/...ades-will-continue-until.350253/#post-1140004
     
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  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Bookmarking for future "Should I go management" threads. Sorry you're going through this OP, least you can get a 3500.00 Mercedes Benz discount with a @UPS domain unlike us hourlies.