Health Insurance Cost - coverage

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by Legitimyze, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    (I am a part time package handler that loads the trucks, averaging 20 hours per week right now)

    I know I have to wait 1 year until I am eligible for insurance. I was told that the cost of insurance is covered in you union dues, Is that correct? If so that seems really cheap, its only like $26.00 per month.

    Also how is the coverage, I have not had insurance for over 5 years and when it kicks in I will need to make multiple appointments such as a regular check up/dentist/eye dr.
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    It is not included in union dues, UPS pays for it for you. I think it is very good insurance, but opinions will vary.
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  3. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    Nice, so after 1 year I get full coverage and dont have to play anything extra?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You may have co-pays but for the most part you should have very little out of pocket.
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  5. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    And what about coverage for children, is that a 3 year wait? And there is no extra cost for that?
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    No extra cost for the family, just copays and deductibles. Full family coverage after a year.
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  7. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    Ohh wow, not sure where I got 3 years from. But thanks for the info, I appreciate it!
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Is it only a year now for family coverage? Under the last contract, it was 18 months.
  9. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    New contract changed it to a year for everyone in the family.
  10. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    Do they cover dental/eye also?
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  12. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    Nice. This year cant go by fast enough for me.
  13. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    One more question, is there an initial deductible before coverage kicks in? If so, anyone know the amount?

    At my other job I would have to pay $120.00 per month for insurance and there is a $1000.00 deductible before I see any coverage. Which is why I do not have any insurance currently.
  14. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Nope no deductible
  15. Loader_Of_Boxes_154

    Loader_Of_Boxes_154 New Member

    I have been trying to learn the answer to the question of when insurance coverage for dependents/family would kick in...I see that above someone said 1 year, but I could not find this in the contract. On the UPSers web site it said that dependents are eligible after 18 months...maybe it has not been updated to reflect the new contract?

    Can anyone please point me to where in the contract the eligibility is discussed?

    I was hired as a permanent PT package handler in February, 2014, after working as a seasonal helper/unloader last peak, and I had my 30 days by the end of April.

    I really need to find this out, because if insurance will kick in for my wife in February as well as for me, then we will let her Obamacare lapse in December, otherwise she'll have to renew it. No one at my center seems to know the answer to this, including my steward.

    Thanks in advance!
  16. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    In western region it's a 10$ doctor office, 10$ prescription, and 50$ deductible for dental that caps at 2500$ year. I don't know about eye yet. I've been covered for 900$ of work done in the last two weeks at a cost of 80$. Oral surgery is next
  17. Dental change again?!?! Bc we get $5000 per person in family with no deductible
  18. You will be thrilled with the coverage, just make sure you pick participating providers which pick up the whole charge with just $10 copay. UPS probably hates our family. My wife alone had $36000 of cuverage used 2 years ago and last year was about 17,000 and she started out this year with another major surgery.
  19. Workatfedex

    Workatfedex New Member

    Can the 1 year requirement before a single person may receive health benefits be confirmed? The web-site suggests that benefits begin sooner.
  20. I can't guarantee that, you have to contact the union hall or ask a sup, it could have changed with the new contract plus now that obsmacare disaster