Hey guys, so this is my first post on this site. I've been with the company for 7 years, transferring from LA to Sacramento a few years back... Under the SoCal contract no monthly minimum amount of hours were needed to make my insurance benefits, though under the NorCal contract, 80 hours are needed to attain eligibility each month. I went on an FMLA medical leave from work last February-March. I visited the doctor many times, and my insurance benefits were active. 3 months after my return, I began to get bills from my doctor stating my insurance eligibility was revoked and the bills for March amounted $1,000+ (much more than the $67 patient responsibility portion I had already payed). After meeting with my reluctant hub manager, he emailed HR/Payroll whom insisted my benefits should have been active 3 months into my leave. Everything was restored until December of last year when my March eligibility was mysteriously taken away again. I filed a grievance and was told during panel that I didn't receive eligibility in March because of the days I missed in February. With the FMLA leave (which supposedly grants 4hrs/day), I had something like 73/80 hours. I had RTO'd two other days in the beginning of february (I was sent home sick), and worked one full day (february was only a 20 work day month last year). HR is still saying I should have had benefits despite my hours, as of course, I was on an FMLA medical leave, though my union rep is saying different and refuses to help me. He claims there is no specific part of our contract which supports guarantee of benefits during an FMLA leave without monthly hours needed to make ins. eligibility..(?) It seems for once UPS HR is on my side and the union against me, though only the union can put in a waiver for eligibility for last year. Any advice or comments?