ED Magedson – Founder
Aetna151 Farmington Avenue Hartford, Connecticut USA
Aetna Refusing to continue my Long Term Disability Hartford Connecticut
I am currently on long term disability with Aetna. I have been for the past 3 years. I suffer from severe depression and fantasies about killing other people. I am also suicidal.
Every 6 months or so, Aetna send me as well as my doctors papers to be filled out and I as well as my doctors do fill them out. I have had 4 doctors over the past 3 years because we have moved a lot. All of my doctors have informed Aetna that I am not able to work due to my condition.
Recently, I received a call from a benefit manager that they have determined that an independent medical examination (IME) will be necessary for further disability evaluation. About a few days after I received a phone call from the office that would be administering the examination and during the phone call, I was informed that this examination would determine whether I would continue to receive my LTD.
I went to take the examination and it lasted about 4 hours. During the examination, it became clear to me that this test had nothing to do with my illness. Essentially, what they were testing for was my ability to work at a job. The test entailed questions to test my memory and questions to see if I could count money. I was also given puzzles and images to figure out.
Prior to attending this test, I had met with my psychiatrist and she had stated to just tell them what I tell her. I think she thought the same thing as I did; that Aetna was going to use their doctor to determine the severity of my illness. NO this was not the case.
Aetna is well aware of my condition because after receiving the call from the woman who informed me about this test, I called Aetna and threatened to commit suicide. During this phone call, they got someone online who explained to me that this was a test to determine the severity of my condition. After the test, it became obvious that this was not so.
I was supposed to move into another rental home this Thursday, but due to the changes with Aetna, I had to cancel everything. I am also on social security and it was Aetna who got help for me to be put on social security, but without the LTD that I receive, my income will be greatly decreased.
I informed the rental property owners that I would not be able to move in this Thursday. They told me that I am still responsible for the rent because I have already signed a lease. I cannot afford to pay for the rent if Aetna takes away the check I receive from them. I am currently staying in a rental property and I won't be able to afford this either. In fact, I won't be able to afford much of anything. If the disabiility check that I receive from Aetna is no longer, I will be forced to go back to work and as I stated earlier, I am not able to work.
Because of these changes I am even more suicidal and will inevitably commit suicide if this stress and misery continues. I don't want to live. Things are just too hard.
I am still waiting on the results from the exam. The doctor who gave the exam told me that she would have the results by Thursday morning at the earliest, but it could be made available some time next week. I am trying to be positive but with so many bad things going on in my life, I don't think I can do it.
Can anybody help me?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/30/2013 07:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Aetna/Hartford-Connecticut-06156/Aetna-Refusing-to-continue-my-Long-Term-Disability-Hartford-Connecticut-1071541. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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