Medical Insurance Question

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Air Recovery, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    I had a severe medical emergency that blocked me from working in January to the point where I lost my medical for February. I couldn't get a note or go on disability because Kaiser was trying to diagnose me and figure out what was wrong. I worked enough hours in february and used vacation time etc. To re activate my medical.

    I did not realize that I had been billed for a ton of bloodwork because a few months ago I had been billed for March medical work - called in and got it erased/changed. I assumed because they billed me wrongly for march and went back and changed it I was in the clear.

    Got a notice saying I owe them 1,500+ and I'm about to go to collections.

    I can pay it off - but is it worth fighting back? Do I have any options here? Would like to not have to part with $1,500 in a massive chunk if I could prevent it. I will call Kaiser tomorrow morning.

    Yes this is my fault, I know. Just curious if there are any stories of forgiveness in this situation.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    How is this you fault? You were out of work due to a medical condition that you had no control over.

    Since when did our medical go month to month? Ours was always by the quarter----you worked this quarter for benefits in the following quarter. You had to have so many reports to qualify.

    Call Kaiser to see if you can work out a payment plan to avoid having your credit ruined. You then need to try to get this straightened out.
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Hasn't it been 1 punch a week of a while?
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  4. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Im in the norcal contract, we need 60 hours a month as a part time employee but 80 as a fulltime. Back earlier this year i was PT so needed 60 and missed it by literally 1 hour. But yeah - they thought I had Hep B because my billirubin was so high I had turned yellow the doctor said to not go to work but i didnt use sick days because i physically felt fine
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Varies-----ours was 36 reports in a quarter to get benefits for the following quarter.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    How did you get paid? Or did you?

    Sick days are not only for when you are sick.
  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    so, you didn’t use sick days but you didn’t go to work because you felt fine

  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Didn’t want them question his ‘tegrity
  9. scooby0048

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    It is in Central.
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Same in the west now.
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  11. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Yeah i was trying to get it as close to 60 as possible and i miscalculated. I just had them schedule days off and went in and worked lighter days/asked my wallmates to throw irregs (my normal job)
  12. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Anyways yeah ill give kaiser a call to mk orrow and see if they can work with me
  13. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Things may not be the same since you retired...
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  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Its one punch a week here. It doesnt matter what is wrong with you. Its either comp or disability. Either way your medical insurance remains intact. You cannot be turned down for short term disability. Sometimes you can be billed and there is a lag in the STD paperwork, and then the bill is covered. Do not stand for this. Absolutely fight it.
  15. Dumbperson

    Dumbperson Member

    Wait you have to file paperwork with the company if you get an STD?
  16. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    Yes, the pimp will have STD coverage.
  17. Dumbperson

    Dumbperson Member

    Montavious is not going to be happy that he has to cover that