confused by insurance in western region

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by llamainmypocket, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    Thought i was going to be Bluecross Blueshield, got an aetna card which was apparently just for dental. Later i got a Bluecross Blueshield card so i go to the doctor. Then when i get to the pharmacy they tell me my card says nothing about prescriptions. Ended up using a prescription discount card that came much earlier than my insurance. Am i really going to have five cards? 1 dental, 1 vision, 1 medical, 1 prescription and 1 prescription discount card?
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Yes. That or buy private insurance.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you prefer having zero cards and having to pay cash for all of your medical care?
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    I love this place... Some of the best wise asses of this century reside here
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  5. undies

    undies Active Member

    It's the same as before, 3 insurance cards. Medical, Dental and Prescription.
  6. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    Not complaining. Just confused. I don't want to wait for something that isnt coming because i actually do need to use all of them right off the bat.
  7. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    I guess we're all under teamcare now so it's all the same. Is the bluecross blueshield card also for vision?
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope. Vision is covered by a separate company, usually Davis or VSP.
  9. undies

    undies Active Member

    Western region does not have teamcare. Ours is only slightly better...
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I have one card with all on it. (Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan).
  11. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Same here. They sent one card with all the plans on it.

    Only the didn't get the group number right on the medical insurance so my wife (aka moms taxi) still carries the old one.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have 3 different cards here.
  13. jamescasey420

    jamescasey420 Member

    Read the bottom of the card where is says. Just because you work your ass off working 12 hours a day with a 2 hour commute just because you have those fancy cards doesn't mean you have insurance. It does not guarantee benefits or that the person doing medical billing keys in the numbers correctly.