This subject has been discussed here in the past, but today it came up in my life.
There was a note near the time clock and on the breakroom door and taped to the computor screens at two nurses stations when I got to work Friday night. "Important all employees must come in either on 4/14 or 4/15. We have a new pay role management group and everyone must fill out new paperwork."
So, this morning I stayed awake after my shift to go in 4 hours after getting off to fill in paperwork. On about the 6th or 7th page they started asking me health questions. Any work related injury claims ever, any treatment for a serious illness in the last 5 years, treatment for alcohol problems ever, treatment for back or neck injuries ever, ever treated for repetitive motion injuries, every treated for diabetes, alll in all about 20 questions with little boxes to checkmark yes or no.
My puzzlement was why only diabetes as a specific disease/chronic condition (ok, except alcoholism implied by the question about treatment). Not lupus, stress disorders, thyroid problems, sexual trasnmitted diseases, heart problems, cancers, celliac, lymphedemea, fibromyalgia, stroke, etc.
Made me feel a little targeted as I dutifully checked yes for diabetes.
Also got my new options for health insurance coverage. They are changing them, had filled out my choice for the old plan just a few months ago. Get to go to either a 10 am or 3 pm meeting about those options later this week. Hate having to decide between 100% covered after the deductable is met or $15 or $20 dollar office call copay. This much or that much for ER visit - at that line all I see is me in a room with worried looking doctors, techs, machines and me in a whole lotta MRSA pain, knowing that this shoud exceed the deductable.
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