We've received a request to post further news on the growing medical coverage crises:
I was one of the 400 plus employees who left on the SSP on January 10. We were advised that we would receive information regarding payment of our March medical insurance payments by mid-February. When nothing arrived by February 25, I called LANL HR and found out that there had been a "delay" in transmitting the file to UHC but not to worry, I would not lose coverage. Sure enough, on March 1, I received a bill from UHC which I paid on line. However, the week of March 10, I have been trying to have UHC pay a bill for services for March to no avail. UHC shows me as not eligible for services. Needless to say, I have spent hours with UHC and no one can figure out what the problem is.