Stretch N Flex reinstated

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fredly00, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    As of this morning, we were instructed to resume stretch n flex,
    we were informed of a new mandatory stretch, we were told to
    touch our toes, then grasp our ankles firmly.

    While this was going on our Manager made the healthcare changes announcement.
     
  2. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    kind of a free colonoscopy ?
     
  3. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    That's one of the cuts to save fred $$$!
     
  4. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    or get used to being in that position
     
  5. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member


    ​I think that is the point of this thread.....
     
  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Hilarious!
    BZ, Fredly.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    if the rumors I'm hearing are correct, your ankles are going to snap-off. They are really going to screw us. When I can confirm, I will.
     
  8. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, if our ankles snap off, we'll be forced to pay so much out of pocket, we'd better off to quit and go on welfare/medicare etc.... or as an alternative we can die, and the death benefit would be the most cost effective use of our insurance..
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Probably true. If what I'm hearing is right, we basically have "catastrophic coverage", since nobody will be able to afford to go to the doctor unless they absolutely have to deal with a serious problem.
     
  10. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The new "top tier" plan has a family deductible of 3600 dollars!, no joke.That's the deductible! I don't know what the maximum out of pocket will be but it's got to be north of ten grand if that's the deductible.I think this is going to be worse than the pension takeaway, our managers are privately enraged also.
     
  11. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The good news is FedEx can't push the limit much further, current Obamacare act caps maximum deductible at 2 grand for an individual and 4 grand for any other plan.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, you don't want to hear it, but it's not horrible. We pay $1100/month with a $5000 deductible.
     
  13. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    "Catastrophic coverage" is what we have now, what we are getting is next year is criminal. From what I read the family deductible will be increasing from 1500 to 3600. For those of you who aren't good with math that comes out to an additional $300/month. No info yet on paycheck deduction but rest assured its increasing. Currently it's around $80/wk.That ALONE puts the annual cost for a family $7500. This is before the plan pays for anything other than wellness visits (gee thanks!) It is also my understanding that visits to a specialist will be subject to the deductible. This is the premier plan too. Anyone with dependents or in need of specialty care themselves be prepared! (Sarcasm who could possibly prepare for that) Currently it cost $50copay. From my personal experience with my son his visits run about $400. That will be my responsibility each visit up to $3600. I believe copays to PCP have been eliminated and our responsibility will be 20% If visit is billed at $200 you will pay $40. Currently it's $25. PCP visits won't be subject to deductible(gee thanks!) Basically this is how ill sum things up. If you are lucky enough stay healthy throughout next year after you pay your monthly premiums you will lose money on your investment in your healthcare.(fed ex is counting on this for many participants) You will help differ fedex's cost on participants that actually meet the insane deductible. If you or any of your dependents need medical services you will pay dearly differing costs to fedex until the above mentioned $7500 threshold. Then and only then will fedex incur any costs. Leave it fedex to screw you either way. They should be able to reach record profits on this measure alone,
     
  14. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    I would bet upper mgmnt has a much differ plan than this. Ops mgr prob not they are shat upon like us now more than ever
     
  15. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    We were told that fedex is going to "give" us a health care card with varying amounts of $$ on it, which would carry over from year to year.. to help offset the costs associated with the increase. I'm sure by "giving" us this $$ we will get taxed on that money as a "bonus" or something
     
  16. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    Exactly FedEx doesn't "give" us anything. You will receive $400 employee and $800 family. As stated in my earlier post that amount of money could vanish in one or two trips to a specialist. It is merely a way to try and spin the astronomical increases to the kool aid drinkers. Many will believe FedEx is doing them a "solid". If you manage to roll any the money over you will have lost out on every dollar you paid in monthly premiums. I would never recommend dropping insurance and just paying at the doc in the box places when you get sick but I have heard some employees contemplating this.(Younger single ones who claim they never get sick) At these prices it way be a risk worth taking
     
  17. Last time I did a stretch and flex, I ripped my fed ex shorts. Right down the ass seam. Now I just sit on the belt and eat flaming hot cheetos. I make sure to stretch my fingers first. *Jazz fingers*
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Sounds like an HSA card. Which would only work if your deductible is over 2k...
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This synchs with some of the information I have been receiving. In the case of someone like yourself, as you correctly pointed-out, that money is gone almost immediately, leaving you on the hook for the rest. I know of numerous individuals who have children or spouses with serious, life-threatening and/or chronic health conditions, and this crock of crap "plan" is going to result in financial ruin for them.

    Some people simply don't have a choice. They MUST get regular medical attention. More proof that this is a company that could care less. As long as it adds to the bottom line, it's all good. Fred could buy himself a personal hospital if he so chooses...not the rest of us.
     
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    no our "optional" HSA card, we pay for weekly. This was explained differently, either way it's a hose job, left
    hand is giving while the right hand is picking our pockets.