Benefits Verification question

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fedex435, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. fedex435

    fedex435 New Member

    Received a letter today informing me that my medical benefits for my spouse and children will be dropped September 1rst because I hadn't responded to any of the previous letters sent to me. I just faxed all the required info to HR 20 minutes ago. Will benefits continue after Sep 1 or am I out of luck? HELP!!!!
  2. They'll probably claim they never got the Fax.
  3. fedex435

    fedex435 New Member

    hahaha good point...I'm calling tomorrow to verify.
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Our mgrs mentioned the necessity of taking care of this at several morning meetings. Were you never informed in any way? That may be your only chance, that you never heard about this until this letter. I don't know but probably when you sign up for next year's benefits you can get coverage for them for 2013.
  5. fedex435

    fedex435 New Member

    He did bring it up once. It's my fault for not getting it in on time. To be honest I forgot about it until today. As soon as I read the letter I faxed all the info. I know there was a deadline set but I think its ridiculous to continue to drop my family after I provided the documentation proving that my family, is indeed, my least I'm still covered. I may need it soon after I tell my wife about my screw up.
  6. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Can you verify your choices on the web site ? Might take a day or 2 but it may help to see if they got your fax.
  7. yepyep

    yepyep New Member

    I had to pay $21.50 for my babies birth certificate to verify the child I carried and delivered and billed to Anthem was really.. ..wait. child. Took weeks to get, and yes I'm passed the deadline.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Another way to harass the employees and save a penny. The program probably costs more than it will save. Pretty soon, we won't have benefits, so it will be a moot point.


    What gets me is, if they deny your spouse/family coverage, they are still going to charge you for it, or at least that's what I have heard.
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    From the FedExaminer forum....May 9th

    [TD="colspan: 2"][HR][/HR][/TD]
    [TD="colspan: 2"]Starting this March employees are getting packets in the mail from something called the "FedEx Dependent Verification Center" out of Hopkins MN. (I did a little research and found the addy is a mail drop for United Healthcare.) They are being mailed out in phases so you may not have recieved yours yet.
    The packet will have on the front in bold lettering, "ACTION REQUIRED: DEPENDENT BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION".

    Inside you be instructed to verify that all of your dependents, spouses and children are eligible for benefits. You do this by providing copies of marriage certificates, birth certificates, driver’s licenses and other sensitive and personal information.

    The reasoning put forth by the company is to “help us effectively manage our benefit plan cost.” By that, they mean they want to dump your legal dependents from the plan with a paperwork trick. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE DEADLINE, (approx. 45 days from the mailing date), YOUR FAMILY WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE PLANS!
    This is a callous attempt by the company to cut you out of your promised benefits. Health care benefits you work for.

    FedEx likes to frame your benefit package as a lovely gift they provide to you out of the goodness of their hearts but in reality it is part of your overall compensation and the reason you are not bringing home bigger checks like they do at Big Brown.

    They already have your child’s birthdate so they know exactly when they are too old to be covered. Social Security provides them with tables monthly of every US citizen who has died so they know when to pull those names. The only thing they don’t have the information on is after a divorce and if you fail to tell your manager that when you update your prism file, it would be insurance fraud and you would be subject to termination and litigation for that money.

    What FedEx is hoping to do here is thin the ranks. They know that there is a certain number of employees who for whatever reason won’t complete the verification process. If they scceed in knocking off 5% from the rolls, it represents a savings to FedEx in the tens of millions. (Minus the bonuses for the executives who came up with and implimented the plan.)

    DO NOT IGNORE THIS PACKET. Doing so could cost you a lot. Tell every employee you know and tell them to tell their coworkers.

    Do not let them get away with this SLEEZY attempt to save a few bucks at the expense of your family’s health!

    30 years ago, I would have never thought FedEx mgmt could be capable of these kinds of underhanded methods. Now it has become commonplace.

    “People company my :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:!
  11. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I kinda understand that maybe they think employees are trying to "work" the system.
    I question the legality of what they are doing. But "dependent verification" is just a new
    thing that insurance carriers are doing to try and cut costs.

    I guess my son Pedro in the basement won't be covered anymore... oh well.
  12. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Actually it is Fedex working the system. The consulting firm Fedex uses for this program has been doing this in one form or another for about 8 years. They started out by making elderly pensioners prove they were still alive and elligable for the pension they earned. People in their 80's and 90's, widowers and people in convalescant homes with little mobility and little understanding of what was being asked of them.

    The Fedex of old had some degree of ethics and wouldn't have associated with such an enterprise. Today's management jumped on it like a dog on a bone.
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. They are "auditing" the system to see who fails to keep-up. Kind of like the way they restrict voting by making voters provide picture ID.
  14. yepyep

    yepyep New Member

    One of the things that really bothers me is my employer banking all these documents. Couple years ago they needed my birth cert for TSA. Took forever for me to get it to them. Then two years later when I went back on the road they wanted it again. I lost my mind asking them who held all my personal documents, and who has access to them. They never asked me again. I do not trust them having these items at all.
  15. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    What's so outlandish about asking people to show that those they're putting on the insurance are eligible for coverage?

    As far as voting, I'm all for requiring some form of ID or verification. When I last voted I went to the polling place and a lady I've never seen in my life asked my name. I told her and asked if she needed to see any ID and she said that she didn't. I can't go into a FedEx station and pick up a package without some form of ID but I can vote without it?
  16. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Because, it's information they already have. If an employee is lying about his dependent's elligability, that is insurance fraud and he/she can be prosecuted for it. This is nothing more the a scumball effort to cut cost at the employee's expense.

    She was most likely told during her training that in person voter fraud is virtually nonexistant and to insist on the ID would only turn an elligable voter away from his rights.

  17. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

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  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Dano being OK with voter suppression isn't surprising. Neither is his support for FedEx Health Suppression. This is just another hoop to jump through and a way to save money while employees gather information the company already has.
  19. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    Prior to BV all they needed, from what I remember, was a name, address, and a social security number.

    It takes about 2 seconds to see if the name on the ID matches the name on the roster.
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    The 1st isn't that hard to do. In some polling locations the roster is visible and you look at it and pick a name. The 2nd takes care of itself in that scenario. The 3rd may get you but the odds are pretty slim, though in some places everyone knows everyone so you would probably run into some trouble in that scenario.

    Much in the same way that burglary isn't a problem so you don't need to lock your house. The burglar has to know which house is unlocked, hope you have some good stuff, and hope that no one sees him going in or coming out with the loot. It would never happen.