CIGNA Corporation Complaint - Group Short Term Disability
I do not know if anyone else is having issues with Cigna, but here is my story. My Employer uses Cigna to approve/disapprove our Short Term Disability payments. I am out on a short term leave of absence as I am having severe abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, I can't sit/or stand for long periods of time as I'm in and out of the bathroom, very uncomfortable, I don't sleep because of the pain and I'm on narcotic pain medication (that by the way instructs you NOT TO DRIVE). I can't function as I'm in so much pain, and my doctors are working hard to figure out exactly what is going on, but all this takes time. It is believed (due to past medical procedures) that I have endometriosis. I also have a lump that has grown off of my stomach that they are trying to figure out what it is. In the meantime, I can't work due to the symptoms I have described above, and this is at the recommendation of my primary care doctor and my gyno. Cigna has requests that all of this info is sent to them so they can "review" it. Then I get calls stating that the information that the Dr's have sent to them do not substantiate my need to be away from work. My doctors say otherwise. They know me, know the health I'm in and have actually put me on a leave of absence. They are the health care professionals. Cigna has their "nurse/on board physician/s" look at these claims, and I truly believe they are paid to say, no, we can't approve this claim. I will be filing a complaint against this company, and also getting signatures for a petition so this doesn't happen to other people. I will also get a petition of my fellow employees to implore my employer to change to another company to deal with. I am not the only person this has happened to, but I'm going to be determined to be the last. CIGNA, PLEASE LISTEN TO US AND OUR DOCTORS! PLEASE CHANGE YOUR WAYS.