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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatherbella View Post
    WHAT????? Are you serious? That is utterly insane! I'm so glad you can do your appts on your lunch. I used to do them at the end of my work day, but midwives seem to be more flexible with hours.
    I kid you not, sistah I do have to say that even though a total you-know-what, my boss can be decent when I need to be flexible..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveMyMiniMe View Post
    Yes.. you have to be on the Alflac plan for 10 months before they will pay out.
    Which Aflac plan are we talking about here? I have an Aflac sickness plan that pays out $1,000 for a vaginal birth in a hospital and pays out more for a c-section. And the aflac rep told me there was only a 30 day wait. Are you guys talking about a supplemental maternity coverage? What is that one called? Not that it would help me, since I'm already pregnant. But I'm wondering why this wasn't offered to me.

    I really dreaded telling my bosses. We are only 4 employees, 2 of them being the owners. Thankfully they are allowing me 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave. But on the inside I just know they are freaking out. I do everything around there. Heather, I tell DH all the time we are so moving to Canada soon. Haha. Since my employers don't offer me insurance, I pay for my own. But the state of Texas does not sell maternity coverage to individual policy holders only to group policy holders. So we are paying for the midwife and hospital costs out of pocket. I was told to expect it to be around 8-10k.
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    Oh I think that's our Hospital Indemnity plan - which I have too PAYS ya to be in the hospital!

    The one that I described is the Short Term Disability.. and there is a clause for pregnancy/babies.. which is what I was talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliann View Post
    Which Aflac plan are we talking about here? I have an Aflac sickness plan that pays out $1,000 for a vaginal birth in a hospital and pays out more for a c-section. And the aflac rep told me there was only a 30 day wait. Are you guys talking about a supplemental maternity coverage? What is that one called? Not that it would help me, since I'm already pregnant. But I'm wondering why this wasn't offered to me.

    I really dreaded telling my bosses. We are only 4 employees, 2 of them being the owners. Thankfully they are allowing me 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave. But on the inside I just know they are freaking out. I do everything around there. Heather, I tell DH all the time we are so moving to Canada soon. Haha. Since my employers don't offer me insurance, I pay for my own. But the state of Texas does not sell maternity coverage to individual policy holders only to group policy holders. So we are paying for the midwife and hospital costs out of pocket. I was told to expect it to be around 8-10k.
    Oh my!! So you have the no FMLA issue, too That just stinks.. There's only 6 of us at our place.. I'm glad someone else can relate to the frustration of it all
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    Yup! It's pretty sucky. Credit cards are for having babies right? Pop out a baby and swipe swipe. Lol. Just kidding, but sort of serious. Haha.
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    lol.. You can say that again!! For me it would be the "Yes, sign me up for the $10 per month payment plan, please. " lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    Adriana - not to scare you even more, but.. I was told that I couldn't sign up for Aflac right now because it had to be in effect for ten months BEFORE I had the baby...?
    That's what I was told when I originially looked into it. My job doesnt offer Aflac for another few months so there's no way I'd even be able to consider it. (I remember signing up for it before didn't align with our reg health enrollment times)
    Ill have ot look into the 12 week thing. My understanding is that we get 6 weeks. or we can get more (but I didnt think it was 12) unpaid? I know one of our two teachers that had a baby at the start of the school year (the day before kids came) has already been back, the other is still out.

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    Apparently there are six states were FMLA is supplemented by "paid" part. My insurance, thankfully, covers maternity leave (which they consider disability) so while FMLA is unpaid, I get 60% from short term disability from Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

    I'm glad to be making SOMETHING. But I'm pretty sure I'll be running back to work quickly.
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    I'm covered under FMLA. I've done this twice before with my company (huge company, so definitely FMLA). BUT... It's my understanding that they only have to give you an EQUIVALENT job with equivalent pay. I don't believe there's anything in the law that says it has to be at the same location. And since I work for a retail pharmacy chain, there are TONS of places they could send me. Unfortunately, the store I work in is in the middle of nowhere, not really close to anywhere else. So anywhere else he decided to send me would be potentially hours of driving each day.


    ETA: I've already decided that if the boss tries to F me over with this, I'll just work my required amount (you have to go back to work for a certain amount of time afterwards, or else you have to pay back all the money they paid in maternity benefits). So, I'll go back for the minimum time, then quit as soon as I can find a new job. I won't tolerate any crap from him. I'm just set up to expect the worst because seriously EVERYONE dislikes him and has horror stories about how he makes your life hell if he's got something against you. It's hard, because I've only met him once in person, and that was when I was "interviewing" for my spot (funny, because it's the exact same job I've been doing for 5 years). So it's not like I see him every day and can pull him aside and tell him. He's going to be in my store on Friday, but I won't even be there. Ugh...
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    Mary.. I'm definitely going to have to look into it at my store, because like you, my store is out in the sticks and I don't want to have to drive to another store. UGH
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