As some of you know... I quit Motorola at the end of May, to go off and do some independent contract work. Since contracting doesn't have any kind of insurance benefits, I had to extend my existing coverage from Motorola under the COBRA law (don't ask me what that stands for, I have no idea.)
So ok, no problem, before I even quit, I requested all the COBRA paperwork, etc. to get the ball rolling. Sent my check in right away so I didn't have any problems (due to my shoulder I have therapy 3x a week, and Dr's visits every 3, so I'm making a lot of claims, don't want to get stuck with the bill.)
Sent Motorola a check a month ago. 3 weeks ago, the check was cashed. Last week, I hit Walgreens to get a prescription filled... "Sorry sir, we show your policy is invalid..." I had to fork out close to $300 out of my pocket to cover allergy medication and some antibiotic to kill off this lingering cough.
Been busy this week, finally get around to calling Blue Cross this morning. "Yes sir, your employer just sent us the information YESTERDAY, so your policy is now active as of this morning."
WTF??!?! Motorola held on to my fucking money for close to a MONTH before deciding to reinstate my freakin' health insurance?!?!?
FUCK THAT COMPANY. I hope they go bankrupt.