On WC since April 2017

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by maggiemaye, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. maggiemaye

    maggiemaye New Member

    Full time driver of 23 yr.s.....Been on WC since April..waiting for surgery..just received a letter from Team Care, about losing coverage and having to pay for COBRA???
    Thought I was covered a year?? any insight?
     
  2. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    File for FMLA and your health benefits will be protected.
     
  3. maggiemaye

    maggiemaye New Member

    Then I won't receive a check
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

     
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  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    What's your affliction
     
  6. maggiemaye

    maggiemaye New Member

    I am the wife.. hubby hurt neck, at work..he had been through physical therapy, had the epidural last week... now waiting to see surgeon....
    we were under the impression he was covered for 52 weeks of Health Coverage!
     
  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    File for FMLA that will give you 12 weeks of protected leave and give you time to figure it out if his injury goes beyond that.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Workers comp will still pay. And FMLA status protects his Benefits for 12 weeks.
     
  9. maggiemaye

    maggiemaye New Member

    He has a plate put in his neck 5 yrs ago... and our benefits never changed. We didn't have to file FMLA....He went back to work in just under a yr...
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    A lot can change in 5 years. Especially health ins. benefits.
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    You should have coverage for 52 weeks(here also) you need to call Teamcare and see why the cut-off, likely an issue with HR and how UPS is coding the time-off. If they don't put you down for compensation-on-job then they won't contribute to his bennies.
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    There's no need to go through that headache he should be covered under comp, unless there's more to the story and they are denying his claim. If you are taken out of work or put on light duty by a Dr. and use all your TAW and they decide to fight your claim it can become a real nightmare.
    Ex: To get in front of a workers comp judge here the wait is around 12 months. So you see what I mean?
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It's not a headache to file for FMLA, but what you just described certainly sounds like one.
     
  14. LeadBelly

    LeadBelly Banned

    Tell your husband to call down to the local union and talk to his BA. He can call labor and get it fixed.
     
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  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    If you haven't filed for FMLA lately it sure as hell is a headache. UPS was taken over by AETNA at the beginning of the year and I've heard horror stories dealing with them. The W/C thing is a true nightmare I won't get into details, but trust me it can suck.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I guess it's different everywhere.
     
  17. maggiemaye

    maggiemaye New Member

    Thank you so very much!!!! We will call in the morning
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    You are covered for a year.

    Sounds like someone at Teamcare has you coded incorrectly.
     
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    There is no need to file for FMLA.
     
  20. LeadBelly

    LeadBelly Banned

    Good luck, hope he gets better soon.