I just went online to check my current pay stub, and I noticed that there was no longer a deduction taken out for my health insurance. My dental and vision and HSA deductions are all still there however.
So I called my local HR lady, and she said she didn’t know why that would be, as everyone else’s health insurance was deducted okay. She said she would “Put in an email to the main office” to find out what is going on, and will call me back as soon as she knows something. Thing is, when they’ve emailed the main office in the past, it takes a long time to get a response, and I’m freaking out a little bit here.
I then called BCBS, and the automated line told me that I no longer had coverage as of January 1. I requested to talk with an “advocate”, who told me that cancellations go through my employer, and that they wouldn’t have cancelled it.
I’m remembering now that all of us employees were required to fill out a “health screening” sheet a while back, with regard to health insurance, where I revealed that I had a heart attack back in 2015, and had bypass surgery that same year. I’m now wondering if this had something to do with it.
Are companies now dropping employees from groups because of former medical problems?
I guess I’m just looking for theories here. This is my day off, and now I’m going to be doing nothing but worrying about this. I cannot afford to get health insurance on my own. Even with my employer paying half, it’s been very expensive, and with my health history, I can imagine paying premiums by myself though an outside company will be cost-prohibitive to say the least.
I’m hoping somebody just made a mistake, but that screening I filled out a few months ago is nagging at me, and I’m beginning to feel doomed. Any thoughts?