A retired Illinois postal worker who never changed her FEHB enrollment to “self-only” after her children became ineligible for coverage says she’s due a refund:
BELLWOOD, Ill. (WLS) —
A west suburban woman is demanding a refund that she says adds up to about $50,000 in overpaid insurance deductions. The I-Team investigation may leave you examining your own paycheck.
At this point it’s unclear if anyone is responsible for refunding a retired post office worker, but she believes she overpaid tens of thousands of dollars and that she was over insured. She admits she should have better inspected her paycheck deductions, but still wants that money back.
These two brothers are in their 40s, but it was only a year ago that they were removed from their mother’s health insurance plan. The brothers never used the plan after they turned 21, and retired postal worker and west suburban Bellwood resident, Teresia Price, says she thought that the post office and the insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, would automatically remove them at age 21. Both agencies say electing an annual health coverage plan was her responsibility and that she should have selected an individual plan when her children aged off.