Aetna long term disability

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by doodoo brown, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. doodoo brown

    doodoo brown Member

    Anyone have trouble with this. Do you have to make cobra payments while waiting for claim approval? HR says call aetna, aetna says call HR. Short term has run out, Aetna said wait til I go to doc next week. Then call them back, isn't that just prolonging the whole thing. Shouldn't I have the paperwork with me when I go.
  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Hate to tell you....

    You should have had the ball rolling, before the short term ran out.

    I always tell people a minimum of 30 days in advance.

  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If short term has run out, perhaps it can be converted to long term disability depending on the timeframe to return to work?
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Unfortunately, there is no sort of conversion.

    Six months, on short term disability is a long time.

    If a medical prognosis, requires longer treatment.... Be prepared.

    Otherwise.... it raises a lot of "red flags".

  5. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    A link to this thread was posted to the browncafe twitter feed. Aetna responded:

  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    "we would be happy to look into this for you"

    Oh dear God....

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you rather they keep you on hold for four hours?
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Is that like Liberty Mutual saying they will get right back to you?