Report: #11131

Complaint Review: nhcd, national health care discount

  • Submitted: Wed, January 09, 2002
  • Updated: Tue, February 10, 2009
  • Reported By: eau claire wi
  • nhcd, national health care discount
    Davidson Building,
    Souix city, Iowa
  • Phone: 18007205055
  • Web:
  • Category: Employers

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I started last November with NHCD,AKA National Health Care Dicount doing lead generation. First I was surprised I had to put a 50.00 dollar deposit down on the extension number to call long distance.

I then discovered I had to use their leads and cold calling was not permitted. Their leads simply overall were not qualifiable. Most people already had insurance or there was not cost, being they were young and there was no need for a prescription discount card. But any way I produced nearly a hundred leads, of which I was supposed to be paid 3.00 per lead.

The day after Christmas after having spent some three weeks of effort I was called by my manager Wendy Mitchell and told that I was being terminated because my leads had fallen below a certain quota. In fact quite a few people were. Two days later I was called back by this socalled manager stating that a mistake had been made in the data base and thay wanted to rehire. Needless to say I have no intention of putting anymore time into this company.

Six weeks later still no refund on my deposit and I still have not been paid for the leads I generated. They sale this company as a fifteen year old reputable business but I would most certainly beware of any work at home opportunity they offer.
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Shame on whoever used my name to defend NHCD

AUTHOR: Joy - (U.S.A.)

I want to say ..I am surprised someone actually pretended to be me defending NHCD..

I do not know the status of the Company but when I left I left because Seniors were being charged for a card that is given free of charge.

I left also because employees put under my care worked long hours and never made anything.

I want to clarify that me ..Joy Pachowicz..did not defend NHCD in the previous post listed here.


I don't know what they are doing now..but I am not one to defend what they did then.
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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Michaele Things Have Changed, Sure it's terrible to work long without much compensation..but at least there were leads.

AUTHOR: CzJoy - (U.S.A.)

Michaele I am a person who worked NHCD too..but at the time was under the independent contractor terms. There are different rules I have found out. All who are hired are employees and make hourly wages.

Sure it's terrible to work long without much compensation..but at least there were leads.

Think about some other companies that offer independent contractor programs: Mary Kay, Avon, Amway, and Melaleuca.. Not one of them can promise you will make anything..but persistance and hard work will eventually pay off.

I can't speak for NHCD but I must say they appear to have changed..All companies undergo growing pains..and it seems to you ..that it couldn't be possible..But NHCD has changed and moreover there is no longer a deposit required..

Take care Michaele...Know that I too felt bad at one time about certain things..but, No company is perfect and if the company is willing to adjust who are we to condemn?

Sincerely and praying you can have a better view of them..Just ask them now what their standards are..

Remember one person doesn't make the company and personalities of an individual is not necessarily the idea of a whole company.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I worked my 13 hours a day and did not make much money

AUTHOR: Michaele - (U.S.A.)

I worked for NHCD for a couple of months and do not really recommend the company. I worked at least 13 hours to get people pre-qulaified. 3.00 per lead (lets dont talk about chargebacks)! I finally worked my way into recruiting. Had better luck but they were short on leads. I would get chewed out for not attending a meeting. ( I was told I would set my own hours) NHCD did not work that way with me.

I did get paid for what I submitted but the "sales" person sometimes could not get the person to purchase and would put they did not request info and guess what charge back! Beauty Bar they talk about that they sell, well you can buy the same thing online for like over half the price.

If you start asking them questions, they will offer you a "promotion". I think for the hours I was required to do and they do tell you to lie to get people to come work for them, I would not trust this company and they cant change that much the same man owns them!!!!
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Well NHCD Has Turned Around: New and Improved

AUTHOR: Joy Pachowicz - (U.S.A.)

I must say, I have the deepest respect now for NHCD. I think a little more patience would have shown me, during the time I worked for them; that they were slowly moving to a more stable company. Now they have made some new changes and I can say the Company now is an embodiment of what I have been wanting to do for the seniors and for those seeking work.

Trial and error is all part of the growth of a company..NHCD has taken into account the popular voice and made some very big changes..

Don't be afraid now to work for them..I think they have come out better then ever.."It's not making mistakes that is wrong is not repenting when you do make them, or admitting that mistakes have been made or taking action when the mistake is pointed out" ( anonymous author)

Hats off to you NHCD
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