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CrowneVic
04-14-2018, 02:17 PM
Wondering what the general consensus on the company's STD (easy Hard Lemonade) and LTD plan is?

Is it worth it? Is ALPA's plan better? Or maybe a different one?

Also, the company's paperwork states they are going to charge a "Spousal Surcharge" of $50 per pay period, or $1200 per year.

What in THE HELL is that? A penalty just for being married, even if you elect no benefits?

Where's that phone number for the ACLU?


havick206
04-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Wondering what the general consensus on the company's STD (easy Hard Lemonade) and LTD plan is?

Is it worth it? Is ALPA's plan better? Or maybe a different one?

Also, the company's paperwork states they are going to charge a "Spousal Surcharge" of $50 per pay period, or $1200 per year.

What in THE HELL is that? A penalty just for being married, even if you elect no benefits?

Where's that phone number for the ACLU?

Read the details or turn the page. The spousal surcharge is if in the event you and your spouse take medical coverage with the company your spouse could otherwise have had coverage through their own employer.

You just need to fill in a form saying they donít have the ability to gain coverage at their own employer and you arenít charged the spousal surcharge.

jh1180
04-14-2018, 02:52 PM
When I enrolled online for benefits I had trouble getting rid of the spousal surcharge. I wasnít even getting health benefits, as my wifeís benefits are much better and cheaper. Out of frustration I just selected the box that benefits werenít available to her through her employer... That was the only way I could get rid of it. I figured they couldnít ding me on it if I wasnít buying the insurance anyway.


Cyio
04-24-2018, 06:22 AM
In regards to STD, all I can say is that I know someone out on FMLA right now that wishes they had paid the small amount to have it. Your mileage may vary.

Hockeyjr1
05-02-2018, 04:43 PM
Could anyone give me insight as to how the good/bad the insurance is at Envoy? I have a small issue that might require quick arthroscopic surgery. If I bring it up in the interview I donít want it to hamper me going forward unless they would be able to work with me pushing back a class date till I was cleared to fly. Itís not something that can keep me from being able to fly but Iíd like to be pain free also. After getting hired if then deciding surgery is needed would you thing the company would have any reprimand for such? Thanks in advance.

AZPilotMike
05-03-2018, 04:23 AM
Could anyone give me insight as to how the good/bad the insurance is at Envoy? I have a small issue that might require quick arthroscopic surgery. If I bring it up in the interview I donít want it to hamper me going forward unless they would be able to work with me pushing back a class date till I was cleared to fly. Itís not something that can keep me from being able to fly but Iíd like to be pain free also. After getting hired if then deciding surgery is needed would you thing the company would have any reprimand for such? Thanks in advance.

We have been nothing but happy with it so far. Granted we have the PPO and not the HSA so your mileage may very.