Off due to non work related injury

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mikeyb, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. mikeyb

    mikeyb New Member

    Quick question. I was trying to contact a steward but two are on vacation and another is sick. Thought you guys could help. I’ve been out all week due to a non work injury. Dr says that he’s holding me out for the rest of this week. As a full time driver, do I still have to get 1 report for the week in order to keep the insurance? They said something about me going in and doing some safety stuff for an hour or so then leaving if I could not drive. Is that all I need?
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    You can use a personal or sick day once a week to maintain healthcare, there is no reason why you would need to go into work for “ safety stuff” if it’s not a workman’s comp case. If your going to be off for a few weeks you need to fill out the short term disability initial report paper.
  3. mikeyb

    mikeyb New Member

    What if I’m out of days to use?
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    That’s probably why they are asking you to come in then..
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You should file for short term disability.

    If you are on Teamcare, you start getting paid from the date your doctor says you are disabled, and your health benefits continue as long as you are on disabilty.
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you are out of days then yes, you will lose coverage for that week and be responsible for all medical bills incurred during that time.

    All you need is one punch for the week. Even 1 minute will count as a contribution for the week.
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Next time slow down at work , we know your trying to protect the shield ...
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  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Check the title of the thread.
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    That’s what he wants you to think, he’s a runner gunner
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  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Pretty sure he was joking. What is you keep saying to everyone....Oh yeah
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  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Free Money!
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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  13. mikeyb

    mikeyb New Member

    I can do that for a non work injury? If so, how do I do that?
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You'll have to file for fmla or short term disability. Kind of a pain now that the company side is thru Aetna and not HR anymore.
  15. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Let me google that for you .......Benefits - Medical | TeamCare
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

  17. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    If you can't make it you can always purchase Cobra for the week you missed.
  18. ACmoses

    ACmoses Member

    Anyone rupture their patella tendon and have surgery? If so, were you able to come back to driving? How long did it take to heal completely? Thanks for any info.
  19. name_not_important

    name_not_important New Member

    Buddy of mine did, he’s still a driver. Often says he has weakness in the area. If I remember right he was out at least 6 months.
  20. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Yes, at least one punch. Or an option day or a vacation day.