Worst Health Insurance Ever Part II
LAKE MARY, FLORIDA -- Well I just heard from my wonderful Heath Insurance. Mind you I work for a Health Services Provider. They will not cover any of my or my wife’s physician’s visits for the past three months, nor will they pay for any physician’s visits from now until May of 2006. Why? Because I was laid off from my last job and didn’t have coverage for 165 days, I was out of work for less than a month, but I had to work as a contractor for the new company for three months before being hired. No heath insurance as a contractor.
I have been paying in over $200 per month for health coverage for the past three months, for nothing. I guess they expect me to pay $200 a month for the next six months, for nothing. Is it me or does this sound a might insane to the rest of you?
A couple of things that gets my goat so to speak, almost any place if you are an hourly employee, after three months you get the option of Health Insurance, no muss, no fuss. Most places if you are a salaried employee, as I am; the option of Health Insurance is a benefit that is part of your job agreement. My last employer offered Health Insurance (Blue Cross / Blue Shield) as part of the offer, no issue with them what so ever. I spoke with Human Resources about this issue. The good news is open enrollment is this month so I can drop this worthless policy, except, get this, “the company requires the employees to have Health Insurance” Catch 22! So I am supposed to pay the company for the privilege of working for them? Also this is a “Religious Organization” Sounds more like the money changers at the Temple to me!
Oh well, I guess it’s time to start looking for a new job.