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CVL in Saint Louis, Missouri

82 months ago

Mary said: have you read anything posted on this site? Anyway, if you still want to apply, you can go to anthem.com and click on careers at the bottom of the page. good luck, I would not call it a career, they won't give you a chance to be there that long.

I'm looking for more specific comments about the St. Louis site. I actually already applied for a pharmacist position before I discovered this website. I am looking for comments from other pharmacists at other sites or anyone who has worked at the St. Louis site. Thanks!

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ssfor27 in Denver, Colorado

81 months ago

STAY AWAY!!!! Wellpoint is absolutely the worst company I have ever been associated with. I used to work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of WI. I loved it; absolutely loved it. I would have stayed there my entire life until that miserable day that Leonard Schaeffer and his gang crawled out from under that rock in California and changed it all by buying us out. Oh sure, we heard all the promises about this and about that and how nobody was going to lose their jobs. Yah, right......

Here is my personal experience. I was in IT; not only did we have to spend many long hours merging our domain and resources with that of NoPoint, but we eventually also had to then merge with Anthem as well. It was a nightmmare. Wellpoint and anthem are all about assimilating established organizations instead of building from within. Eventually my position was outsourced to IBM, where suddenly we were treated like second class citizens. Those of us in the office lost our individual cubicles; all IBM employees had to share cubicles. Seems like a minor detail but to me was a reflection of Wellpoint in general. All of us had been associates who had no choice in the matter if we wanted to keep our jobs, but who cares..

So for the past two years we dealt with it, putting up with all of wellpoint's crap and their stupid, idiotic policies and their condescending attitudes towards IBM. But we made it work and now, just as things are starting to come together, they have decided to take our positions back internally and do not plan to bring ANY of us back in. Their plan is to go with contractors - contractors!!! fresh off the street with no experience as to how the whole corporate network functions. Some of the people affected have over 30 years in.....that is the thanks....they outsource us to IBM then turn their backs when they decide to bring the positions back internally, all to save a buck.

This company is all about profits and cares nothing about its people. STAY AWAY....STAY FAR AWAy

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Fed up with Wellpoint Wellpoint in Youngstown, Ohio

79 months ago

JB From the Northern region in Concord, New Hampshire said: You have to pick and choose what job you take, you have the right to, I work for Anthem (Wellpoint) and I love it. The pay is good for sitting on your butt talking on the phone, how much do you expect to paid? As for the Outsourcing, you should have seen it comming and tried to move. I work for a part in the company now, that will not be shut down at all. I work for the Government. I dont know why you guys are all here complaining about the company, I work up here in the northern region and it is the best job I have ever had. It is a GREAT job for younger people who are looking for a "good" job to start. All the people complaining here are because they wanted to be a WellPoint Lifer. If you are 19-29 and are in school, this is a GREAT job!

I am able to work on my school work at work, I love it. The best job ever, and starting salary is twice if not three times what you will get bagging groceries, cashiering, or working at a fast food joint!

So to everyone who applied and haven't heard, keep applying, it is worth it, at least it was for me. The same health care I had at my last job I paid over 40 dollars for a WEEK!!! Here I pay 7.50 every two weeks, and thats for the BEST HEALTH PLAN!!!
Total I pay 19.15 every TWO WEEKS, with EVERYTHING! The best Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, 401K, STD & LTD, everything!!!

So I dont know what they are talking about... But as a present employee at WellPoint, it is a good job!

I have finally found a place where I am respected, I am something with WellPoint! I am happy here!

I would love to know what insurance u are offered from them an only pay that little bit of money.. I'm paying over $200.00 a month for CRAP insurance..That is what they have offered us... For an employee ... and now we are working 7 days a week and they just keep wanting more and more from us..

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seeking info in Hermitage, Pennsylvania

77 months ago

disgusted with Wellpoint said: I agree with Connecticut. In the Anthem office in Youngstown (when it was still Anthem) We were praised for our efforts. If we worked a Saturday office ...

I read your posting and felt compelled to inquire a little more about wellpoint with you. There has been a job posted for a precert nurse at the Youngstown office. For various reasons, i just have not applied yet. Today I was reading some of the comments posted about Wellpoint and was shocked by what I read. The spiritual side of me wonders if this is God shutting a door. I feel compelled to do my research and then seek God's direction. This is why I am replying to you.Firstly, where is the youngstown office located? Is it the old Anthem building on Market St? Do the nurses seem to suffer the same scrutiny as you write of as well. I have been a precert nurse on the "other side" (hospitals) in the past. If wellpoint is not the employer of choice when it comes to insurance company related jobs, then who is and do you know if anyone is hiring currently? Thanks- God Bless

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alynn in Denver, Colorado

77 months ago

I gave my all to Anthem/Wellpoint in Denver for 7 yrs. After the Wellpoint merger (Made me wonder who bought out who???? Anthem bought out Wellpoint but everything changed to Wellpoint's policy and procedures????) the company no longer cared about their employees the way they once had. I witnessed employees who had worked in the Denver office 16,25, even 30 years leave because of the way the company now treats its employees. I thankfully found a position with a Healthcare company that still cares about their employees and rewards employees for their hardwork and dedication. At one time I sang the praises of Anthem and even tried to recruit friends and family members....now, I wouldn't send my worst enemy to Anthem/Wellpoint for an interview.

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Former Anthem in Aurora, Colorado

76 months ago

I somewhat agree with you alynn. I worked for BCBS Colo/Anthem/Wellpoint for many years and was another layoff victim. Can you tell me where you're working now?

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alynn in Denver, Colorado

76 months ago

Former Anthem in Aurora, Colorado said: I somewhat agree with you alynn. I worked for BCBS Colo/Anthem/Wellpoint for many years and was another layoff victim. Can you tell me where you're working now?

I am now at Great-West Healthcare (which was just bought out by Cigna). I am very happy here...

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

73 months ago

JB From the Northern region in Concord, New Hampshire said: You have to pick and choose what job you take, you have the right to, I work for Anthem (Wellpoint) and I love it. The pay is good for sitting on your butt talking on the phone, how much do you expect to paid? As for the Outsourcing, you should have seen it comming and tried to move. I work for a part in the company now, that will not be shut down at all. I work for the Government. I dont know why you guys are all here complaining about the company, I work up here in the northern region and it is the best job I have ever had. It is a GREAT job for younger people who are looking for a "good" job to start. All the people complaining here are because they wanted to be a WellPoint Lifer. If you are 19-29 and are in school, this is a GREAT job!

I am able to work on my school work at work, I love it. The best job ever, and starting salary is twice if not three times what you will get bagging groceries, cashiering, or working at a fast food joint!

So to everyone who applied and haven't heard, keep applying, it is worth it, at least it was for me. The same health care I had at my last job I paid over 40 dollars for a WEEK!!! Here I pay 7.50 every two weeks, and thats for the BEST HEALTH PLAN!!!
Total I pay 19.15 every TWO WEEKS, with EVERYTHING! The best Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, 401K, STD & LTD, everything!!!

So I dont know what they are talking about... But as a present employee at WellPoint, it is a good job!

I have finally found a place where I am respected, I am something with WellPoint! I am happy here!

Wow, Anthem must be either putting drugs in their water dispensers at your location, or your only sources of reference before going to work there, ARE bagging groceries or working at a Mickey D's joint.
However, they do single out a few people from each department to treat as human beings, IF they have an agenda for them. It won't last though, guaranteed.

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

73 months ago

JB From the Northern region in Concord, New Hampshire said: You have to pick and choose what job you take, you have the right to, I work for Anthem (Wellpoint) and I love it. The pay is good for sitting on your butt talking on the phone, how much do you expect to paid? As for the Outsourcing, you should have seen it comming and tried to move. I work for a part in the company now, that will not be shut down at all. I work for the Government. I dont know why you guys are all here complaining about the company, I work up here in the northern region and it is the best job I have ever had. It is a GREAT job for younger people who are looking for a "good" job to start. All the people complaining here are because they wanted to be a WellPoint Lifer. If you are 19-29 and are in school, this is a GREAT job!

I am able to work on my school work at work, I love it. The best job ever, and starting salary is twice if not three times what you will get bagging groceries, cashiering, or working at a fast food joint!

So to everyone who applied and haven't heard, keep applying, it is worth it, at least it was for me. The same health care I had at my last job I paid over 40 dollars for a WEEK!!! Here I pay 7.50 every two weeks, and thats for the BEST HEALTH PLAN!!!
Total I pay 19.15 every TWO WEEKS, with EVERYTHING! The best Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, 401K, STD & LTD, everything!!!

So I dont know what they are talking about... But as a present employee at WellPoint, it is a good job!

I have finally found a place where I am respected, I am something with WellPoint! I am happy here!

WOW, Anthem must be spiking it's drinking water with drugs at YOUR location...or maybe you're a supervisor or manager, posing as a lowly, and disrespected CSR? If you think you're paid well for doing what you do, you must have been bagging groceries, or working at the golden arches before landing in that corporate hole.
Enjoy it while you can.

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ssfor27 in Denver, Colorado

73 months ago

In response to "JB From the Northern region in Concord"

How would you have any idea what most of us posting here "wanted"? - In reference to your statement that we all wanted to be "Wellpoint lifers". What I TRULY would have wanted would have been for Wellpoint to have NEVER come along.

Maybe some of just wanted to stay with the company and not be outsourced. Some of us had been with our respective companies for over 20 years before Wellpoint came along and bought us out and started eliminating our jobs, outsourcing them to other companies, or outsourcing them overseas. Most of us would have stayed with Wellpoint in spite of all of that, HAD WE BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE OR A CHOICE!

Maybe some of us just wanted to keep our jobs that we were promised we would keep when Wellpoint bought us out in 2003.

If you'd like, I could send you all the memos we were all sent and it will show you what a bunch of lies and false promises it was. I realize businesses change to meet the shape of the economy, that unforeseen circumstances arise, etc, but what has happened to what once was one of the better companies to work for in the Milwaukee area is tragic.

Again, my advice to anyone thinking about Wellpoint employment is to stay away, and it is not complaining, bickering, whining or anything else. They only care about saving money at all costs, no matter what it means to their customers or fellow associates. See my earlier post for more details.

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RN in Chicago, Illinois

72 months ago

For nursing only:
What are the hours?
Is it disease management or case management?
I work at a similiar job and heard that they were hiring at 78,000 for experienced nurses is this correct?

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

72 months ago

disgruntled outsourced employee in Westmont, Illinois said: You made a very wise decision. No professionalism at all, and calling you by a name other than yours. My job was outsourced, however I have recently learned that several employees that I work with have returned to their jobs. Wellpoint does not know what the right or left does, at one point in time, about 5 yrs ago, Wellpoint used to be a very good company, I know hard to believe, but the company is all about the ALMIGHTY dollar, NOTHING ELSE....... Good luck in your search.... You will find an employer that appreciates what you have to offer...........

Hi Disgruntled, it's obvious you are still affected by your "Sickpoint"/Anthem experience, even after several months. So am I. I check in with this website about once a month, to help to discourage any innnocents who are considering employment with this horrible company.
Obviously, the pay sucks and they are outsourcing left and right, but I think the worst feature of this corporate bottom feeder is the way it treats their employees. An employee at my former location, who had been working as a CSR for 4-5 years, AND was the CSR poster boy for the training classes coming through, was fired some months back. Seems his toddler had a very serious health problem, and he took a call from the specialist during work hours. He had been so upset and stressed out over his little boy, that he forgot to put his system in inactive while he spoke to the doctor. Consequently, many calls came through while he was not at his post and HR dumped his ass that same day, for "job abandonment" (?!)
Under the circumstances, you would think they would have cut him some slack, but ohhhh noooo.
I sincerely feel that if you had a coronary there, and took yourself off line to call an ambulance, they would fire you, no exaggeration.
Most horrible company I have ever worked for, no competition, not even close.

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

72 months ago

NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts said: Hi Disgruntled, it's obvious you are still affected by your "Sickpoint"/Anthem experience, even after several months. So am I. I check in with this website about once a month, to help to discourage any innnocents who are considering employment with this horrible company.
Obviously, the pay sucks and they are outsourcing left and right, but I think the worst feature of this corporate bottom feeder is the way it treats their employees. An employee at my former location, who had been working as a CSR for 4-5 years, AND was the CSR poster boy for the training classes coming through, was fired some months back. Seems his toddler had a very serious health problem, and he took a call from the specialist during work hours. He had been so upset and stressed out over his little boy, that he forgot to put his system in inactive while he spoke to the doctor. Consequently, many calls came through while he was not at his post and HR dumped his ass that same day, for "job abandonment" (?!)
Under the circumstances, you would think they would have cut him some slack, but ohhhh noooo.
I sincerely feel that if you had a coronary there, and took yourself off line to call an ambulance, they would fire you, no exaggeration.
Most horrible company I have ever worked for, no competition, not even close.

you are 100% right about what you posted. I was on sick leave, returned and worked 2 days at the Youngstown, Ohio office and was called on my cellphone after my second day and told I was terminated, after collecting unemployment for 6 months, I found a temp job, a year later, Wellpoint appealed my unemployment and WON. After my temp assignment ended, I signed up every 2 weeks and never collected a dime. I now owe the State of Ohio over $7,000!! No attorney will touch this. I now am my own attorney in Common Pleas Court to fight this. Wellpoint sucks the life out of people and their familes.

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

72 months ago

I too was terminated. My sin was for taking a vacation that I had been pre-approved for,2 months earlier. This involved airline tickets and accomodations in FL. They didn't fire me until I returned, telling me then and at no point beforehand,that their policy had changed and I was two days short of a paid week off, so shouldn't have gone (!?). They didn't want to give me unemployment either, but I fought thru 2 appeals and won. Good luck with your battle.

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

72 months ago

I too was denied unemployment at first, I appealed it and won. They also continued to appeal and lost. It wasn't until a phone appeal a year later that they won. The HR manager LIED thru her teeth. So its just me against CORPORATE AMEERICA (which is the Phillipines and Argentina now.) And yes, I DO know of fellow employees who were taken to the hospital by ambulance and then written up the next day for unapproved leave!!! How they get away with it beyond me. Not only did they ruin my career of 10 years but they also ruined my life, there is no work with the economy the way it is and I was just diagnososed with MS and have no medical insurance because I can't find anything more than temp jobs. One I am driving a half hour to for almost $4 less an hour than I made at my last temp job! Actually, since I have had no income for 3 months, I am quitting the job today and putting my health first. A few people I worked with at Wellpoint have called recently to tell me they are hiring because the customers have complained enough (they are Shareholders)that customer service is being brought back to the good ole' U.S. I would NEVER stoop so low to work for them again after what they did to me! I am actually thinking of printing off these emails from this site to take to court with me! Someone higher up in this country needs to look at what these Corporate GIANTS are doing to families!!! Good Luck to you too!

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

72 months ago

Believe, me I feel for you. They get away with what they do, which is borderline if not downright illegal, because they know that most of us cannot afford to hire an attorney to fight them. On our own, it's like a house fly versus a military fighter jet.
You are due for a change of luck, for sure. Hang in there and keep duking it out. Respond to one of those ads for free legal advice. You may get an attorney who'll take your case on a contingency basis. There's got to be a hungry one out there that will enjoy tilting at a corporate windmill.
Another suggestion is what a close friend of mine did several years ago: Call a local newspaper and see if they'd be willing to interview you and run your story. These corporate criminals hate to be publicly embarassed and it's probable that the case for unrecovered unemployment benefits would be dropped, at least.

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NAD in Boxford, Massachusetts

72 months ago

ioillusion in Valley Village, California said: Every US company has the problems mentioned here. Do things that are good for your career, your job isn't so important.

If they were all as rotten as Wellpoint, there would be 99% unemployment in this country. Doesn't matter how "talented" anyone is who either applies or is unfortunate enough to be hired by them. You're treated like a dispensible commodity from the day you walk in the door. They suck!

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Monroe in South Charleston, Ohio

67 months ago

I live in Michigan and was wondering since Wellpoint (NGS) received the Medicare MAC Award for Michigan and Indiana will there be a new office here in Michigan? Does anyone know? We are hurting up here ever since the company that had the Part B Contract closed the office. Alot of good people up here with alot of Medicare experience.

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ShelbyintheMotorcity in Monroe, Michigan

67 months ago

UPDATED-I live in Michigan and was wondering since Wellpoint (NGS) received the Medicare MAC Award for Michigan and Indiana will there be a new office here in Michigan? Does anyone know? We are hurting up here ever since the company that had the Part B Contract closed the office. Alot of good people up here with alot of Medicare experience.

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JOBSEEKER123 in Monroe, Washington

66 months ago

How long does it take to hear back from Wellpoint once you've put in a resume?

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NAD in Beverly, Massachusetts

66 months ago

You should hope you never hear from them. Worst company in the universe to work for. They could care less about their employees, and the pay stinks. If you have to be miserable, you might as well be paid well while they suck the life blood out of you.
Read through the forum about this company. At least 80% of the comments are negative, and with very good reason.
Run while you can.

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JOBSEEKER123 in Monroe, Washington

66 months ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm wondering with all of this negative feedback, what jobs were these people doing?

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NAD in Beverly, Massachusetts

66 months ago

I did my time at the "workhouse" in So. Portland, ME. My background was in claims but there was nothing available in that dept., or any other dept. at the time, except for customer service.
They don't seem to want to take any new employees on, unless it's through that rotten dept. Most of the positions in customer service have now been pitched over to the Phillipines, where they pay $2.00/hr, versus the lousy 12.00 here on the mainland. There are all kinds of empty promises about doing your time there for a year, then being in high demand from the other departments for having become so knowledgeable about their products, contracts, etc. in customer service.
It was all bulls--t. Once you're in customer service, they are loathe to let you go, at any point. Always "understaffed" there because so many people leave the job within a few months. They treat their people like cattle, changes in company policy are made without letting the employees know about it.
I've been in the work force for over 30 years now, have held responsible positions, and I can say I have NEVER worked for a worse company than that one.
Keep up the search. Don't waste your time with this crappy company.

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

66 months ago

AMEN! YOU SAID IT ALL!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

66 months ago

I was a customer service rep in the Provider Inquiry unit.

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

66 months ago

I started when they were Anthem. They were a wonderful company to work for. Things were great, as soon as the merger took place, Wellpoint took over and destroyed what was a true great place to work. After being with them 10 them, and it being almost 2 years since I was fired, I admit I am still VERY angry for what they did to me, other people and the company itself. Good luck to you.

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

66 months ago

don't ever send it and you will have the right answer. Move on, if not, you will be sorry!

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NAD in Beverly, Massachusetts

66 months ago

...and I was fired for keeping an annual mammogram appointment. I had put in for a one week vacation in March, plus the day off for this appointment in April, January of '07. Because of a couple of MAJOR snowstorms (in combination with a 20+ mile commute in each direction), I had to take 2 of my earned vacation days before the vacation. The Friday before I left for vacation in March, with airline tickets and accomodations in FL already established, I plugged in my hours for the upcoming week, with 2 days unpaid. My supervisor said NOTHING to me about any problem with the vacation before I left, time off had already been approved 2 months ahead of time. When I came back, I was taken into her office and told I was being let go for taking time off that I didn't have (the 2 unpaids, that a new policy that none of us were told about, stated there was no unpaid time off anymore, and that if we didn't have the earned time in the 'bank', we couldn't take it, regardless of any plans made ahead of time, tickets purchased etc.
Human Resources backed off the firing, when they figured out I could sue their asses off if they let me go. However, I was told that if I took one more day off before I had earned the personal time to cover for it, I would be let go. I was fed up with that company long before this however, told them that I QUIT, and kept my appointment the following week. There was breast cancer in my family so there was no way I was going to cancel that appt. and delay an annual exam.
I had never been terminated by any company I worked for before this. The reviews I had received for performance to this point were very good, I had gotten raises, although crappy ones (lol).
They didn't want to give me unemployment but I fought them and I got it, after 2 appeals. The 2nd hearing officer was quite obviously disgusted by the practices of this company and I knew I had won the 2nd appeal, before getting the decision in the mail.
Horrible company!!

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

66 months ago

This is very typical of this company! I just still get shocked that they get away with it! You said they knew "you could sue their butts off" but unless you have alot of money to invest in an attorney, (at least in Ohio) I don't think Wellpoint fears being sued. Most people, like myself could not aford to file suit against them.
Another word of warning, I don't know how long it has been has you have been fired. They also fought my unemployment and on the 3rd appeal I won. They actually had different reasons for letting me go on each appeal. A YEAR later, they appealed AGAIN...this time a phone appeal. I LOST!!! So the 6 months that I collected that I was out of work I now owe BACK to the State of Ohio!!!! My only recourse was the file suit against the State of Ohio, which I did back in July of 2008. It is just sitting on the books and in the meantime I owe the state over $5,000 and that is after what has ALREADY been paid back to them from me getting laid off from a temporary position after Anthem and I was out of work another 5 months. I signed up for unemployment every 2 weeks like clockwork never to see a cent. It all went to the state because of what I "owe" them from Wellpoint!!!! When I asked unemployment why my right to appeal ends, why does Wellpoint get so many rights to keep appealing? I was told they could file indefinitly all the way to the Supreme Court!
Maybe some of us need to get together on this forum and let President Obama, go to the media or something to bring this "life wrecker"...big bonuses for the CEO company into the limelight. Maybe we could hope for the justice we deserve for being loyal employees and then taking it up the you know what in the end. Good luck to you.
****if there is anyone out here on this forum that would like to contact the media or one of the national media news programs such as 20/20, I will be the first in line************

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NAD in Beverly, Massachusetts

66 months ago

You are absolutely correct. Anthem has millions to fight lawsuits with, and they gamble that former employees, who they have fired without cause, or illegally, do NOT have the money to burn for legal counsel. For the few that are able to fight them, it is still an uphill battle because of the expense involved, so it is not a level playing field by any stretch.
I remember responding to you several months ago with some advice that will not cost you a thing. The national press, and shows that expose this kind of corporate lawbreaking and intimidation, get their material from researching articles that appear in LOCAL papers around the country, from which they research further, when they determine it is a widespread issue.
Contact a local paper, to explore whether they would like to interview you regarding how your life has been turned upside down by a corporate "bully", starting with your termination, your efforts to get a fair shake through unemployment, how after a 3rd appeal you won, only to have Wellpoint/Anthem appeal this decision in their favor (!). THEN, to have the state come after you for the benefits they had paid so far. This, in conjunction with your health issues, worsened by the constant stress of your economic situation, has brought you to borderline ruin, etc. etc.
The media is totally in love with these "David vs. corporate Goliath" stories, particularly now when we have a new president and administration who will not tolerate corporate arrogance and bullying, which Bush turned a blind eye to for the past 8 years. This is your best bet to get justice, and who knows what may come of it? Maybe a class action suit on behalf of hundreds of others like you and me. What do you have to lose? There may even be an attorney willing to take your case on contingency (no $ from you until settlement), once your story is made public. A friend of mine did this years ago with excellent results.
Good luck!

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NAD in Beverly, Massachusetts

65 months ago

Better things are in store for you, in the future, I'm sure. Anybody on this site singing the praises of that corporate hole, albeit the minority opinion, must have had indescribably horrible jobs before ending up at Anthem/Wellpoint. No-one is valued there, including the ones who think ass kissing is the answer. As soon as management determines that cutting an employee will save the company 10 cents, they'll dig up something to rationalize firing him/her. They rarely will call it a "lay-off" because that means the poor soul would be eligible for unemployment. They designate absenteeism for illness and family emergencies, "gross misconduct" in an effort to block claims for unemployment.
This is a lousy economy for finding a job right now, but hang in.
Nowhere to go but "up" after doing time at "Hellpoint".
Good luck.

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bluetopaz in La Puente, California

65 months ago

Hi, looking for Lawyer in NYC,I must take CA employment(EDD)to court.Stopped paying UI after 3 weeks. thx

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

64 months ago

sorry, I can't help you with an attorney but in Ohio, I was not able to find one who would take my case without money upfront. With Wellpoint not paying me sick leave the last 3 months I was off and then firing me and appealing my unemployment I no longer have enough money to barely support myself. I owe the State of Ohio over $6,000 and that is AFTER I signed up for 6 months that I was out of work and they took every dime I should have collected! I ended up having to file suit against the State MYSELF and it has just been sitting in the court system for almost 10 months. I have not heard one word. This week I am going to contact my State Rep and ask him how this D@^$ company gets away with what it does!! And yes, I plan to direct him to this site!!!! Good luck and best wishes to you. (In the meantime, keep appealing the decision if unemployment is denying you. Just state your side of it!!!!)

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FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

64 months ago

It has been almost 2 years since I was fired from "Sickpoint" and in that time my luck has just gotten worse. I have not been able to find a job other than Wal-Mart, which doesn't pay well but I am treated far better than I was at "Sickpoint". I also was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, have anxiety and depression out the butt and am now losing my home. I stay positive as best I can. I still HATE that company and always will. I am just glad I have my sanity. I still swear one of these days they are going to fire the "wrong person" and it is going to be on the front page of every newspaper!!! Maybe thats when the politicians will stand up and take notice that this company is treating people like this is a third world country!!!!!

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Hiplainsdrifter in Portland, Maine

58 months ago

I worked at Blue Cross of Maine > Anthem > Wellpoint for 9 years in their EDI department - I've done my hell on earth.

While I was at Anthem I drew A LOT OF PICTURES of all the nonsense that is/was going on there. That's right - I say in my cubicle and drew pictures - and illustrated them in photoshop and I made a book - check it out.

www.mindlitter.com/40ths/40ths.html

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Littlebits in Denver, Colorado

40 months ago

[QUOTE who="FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, Y programs such as 20/20, I will be the first in line************
I don't even know where to begin. Started a few months ago as nurse case mgr, came into HellPoint with 27 state licenses, then was terminated 4 1/2 months later for "lying" on their multi-state licensure application about "traffic offenses" which I included a copy of my driving record with two minor speeding tickets almost three years old. they appealed my unemployment award because "I lied", I argued how could I be lying when I submitted my driving record as requested?? Got a lawyer now and pursuing wrongful termination settlement. I don't think I could go through all the emotional BS of suing, but would gladly take this to the media to expose these life suckers for what they are.

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Littlebits in Denver, Colorado

40 months ago

I'll be sure to post again with an update as to unemployment appeal and outcome of demand letter for settlement from my attorney. In the meantime, anyone considering working for this monstrous company--THINK AGAIN!! It is by no means worth the sacrifice to yourself and your family. I would love to bring this company's unscrupulous tactics to the media and see where it goes;)

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Littlebits in Denver, Colorado

39 months ago

Won the unemployment appeal and didn't receive word that WP was disputing award again, which is fine with me. As for settlement, the corporate lawyer was too busy heading out the door for vacation and just responded with a canned response to get it off her desk. Of course they wouldn't look it from the viewpoint that they have managers not using proper diagnostic reasoning skills when terminating employees. If risk management was involved I think the outcome would have been different. Lots of big egos there, they think they can do whatever they want just because it's a huge corporation. Whatever happened to practicing common goodwill toward others?

Any nurses out there unfairly, idiotically discharged from their positions HellPoint? I'd love to hear about it.

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DaniCalifornia in Los Angeles, California

39 months ago

I just had a phone interview with Wellpoint (the interview was before 6AM in the morning) lol. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what the starting pay was AND that it will increase depending on your experience.

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NewDT in Elgin, Illinois

37 months ago

DaniCalifornia in Los Angeles, California said: I just had a phone interview with Wellpoint (the interview was before 6AM in the morning) lol. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what the starting pay was AND that it will increase depending on your experience.

DaniCalifornia,
What ever happened after your phone interview?

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vkerrid in Memphis, Tennessee

36 months ago

FIRED FOR SICKLEAVE, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO said: I too was denied unemployment at first, I appealed it and won. They also continued to appeal and lost. It wasn't until a phone appeal a year later that they won. The HR manager LIED thru her teeth. So its just me against CORPORATE AMEERICA (which is the Phillipines and Argentina now.) And yes, I DO know of fellow employees who were taken to the hospital by ambulance and then written up the next day for unapproved leave!!! How they get away with it beyond me. Not only did they ruin my career of 10 years but they also ruined my life, there is no work with the economy the way it is and I was just diagnososed with MS and have no medical insurance because I can't find anything more than temp jobs. One I am driving a half hour to for almost $4 less an hour than I made at my last temp job! Actually, since I have had no income for 3 months, I am quitting the job today and putting my health first. A few people I worked with at Wellpoint have called recently to tell me they are hiring because the customers have complained enough (they are Shareholders)that customer service is being brought back to the good ole' U.S. I would NEVER stoop so low to work for them again after what they did to me! I am actually thinking of printing off these emails from this site to take to court with me! Someone higher up in this country needs to look at what these Corporate GIANTS are doing to families!!! Good Luck to you too!

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