Getting laid off is bad enough, but when your insurance provider makes the decision without your company’s knowledge, it’s even harder to deal with.
When one employee received a letter from Aetna, his company’s insurance provider, he thought he was just getting an update about his medical benefits.
But the letter read: “It can be stressful when you lose the health insurance coverage provided by your employer and have to find a new plan. You’ve been a valued Aetna group member and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve you as an Aetna Advantage individual plan member.”
The employee, shocked at Aetna’s claim that he’d been terminated from his position without his knowledge, began calling HR managers at his company immediately.
Eventually, the VP of HR assured him that both his job and the company were financially sound, but that Aetna had had some technical errors and sent the mistaken letters to several companies.