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BUPA (or any private health) GIVE THEM GRIEF!

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danlexboo

When I was first diagnosed a couple of months back, by BUPA, I was shocked but BUPA were ok.

 

However a different BUPA lady a week or so ago thought otherwise and was very adamant they could not cover ANY CRITICAL ILLNESS as is written into ALL of their policies. So now I am diagnosed....... Hard Luck!!!

 

Now my comments to her were not very charitable, and not really repeatable here, but I did stress they diagnosed me so it must be their issue now I need help. After much chasing, and to be fair a lot of calls from BUPA saying they were investigating things, a different lady, probably "Lorraines" manager rang me yesterday..........

 

My VER tests they will cover up to


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James

We are waiting, we have not forgotten -Trans Siberian Orchestra 2004

 

 

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WobblyGreg

Totaly agree you have to moan and create to get anything.

I have a policy through my firm its part of a group policy,when i was first employed i automaticly was covered for Personal income protection.

 

This kicked in when i was off work for 26 weeks i have been off now for about 50 and this week was informed i am not disabled enough to NOT perform my job/ tasks, this involves standing all day ,bending into stillages ,carrying car parts weighning from 1kg to 50kg there is no easy way to lift parts out of these stillages we have been told this by numerous agencies.

 

I then have to take these parts to various points by foot pushing a barrow to various points around a huge warehouse.

 

I reported this to the Discrimanation against Disabled Agency who refered me to Insurance Ombudsmen who are now appealing for me.

 

I have painfull arc syndrome have to have cortisoid injections and ultra sound treatment, the latter i have every week just to get some movement in arm, increased spasticity in legs and all the usaul MS stuff ,but CANADA LIFE think i can do normal days work.

 

I was expecting this but i am intending to go through the hassle of appeals and then still report it to DDA even if they pay.

I will also try to get as much exposure to this as i can, My firm are taking a nuetral line as they just want me to resighn IMHO.

 

Great being ill in this cr$p country aint it. :winkgrin:

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danlexboo

Ouch, I thought I had it bad!!!

 

However, I agree all we can do is give them hassle and keep at it. We are victims of this country trying to ignore disability.

 

A while ago a beggar said to me "you ignore me, so you do not see me and then I don't exist" I was shocked to the core to hear this and realise that it is what I had done. I went back, gave him some money but most of all thanked him for opening my eyes again. I like to think my few pounds didn't turn into Special Brew, but even if it did it was worth it!!!


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James

We are waiting, we have not forgotten -Trans Siberian Orchestra 2004

 

 

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Marina

Thanks, James, for posting this! I know a number of our members were told the same thing by BUPA as you were once they got diagnosed, so hopefully this might help others in future do as you did.

 

For that reason, I shall pin this topic :you-rock:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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mikeywhall

I was under the N.H.S for my diagnosis for M.S but BUPA bring my rebif I have got to say that they hard to contact when they miss a delvirey and it takes weeks for them to cacth back up again.. last time I had to go without the rebif for 2 weeks the m.s nurses went mad with me for not telling them but they can be just as bad to be honest.


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