Welcome Big blue again

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Fran, May 5, 2004.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Welcome big blue again, who has graciously offered to help answer insurance questions.

    So post your questions and make bigblueagain feel at home.

    Thanks Teri, I appreciate your help.
  2. can'tstandit

    can'tstandit New Member

    Great idea, Fran! Thanks, bigblueagain, for offering to host this forum. There are so many issues involved with getting services approved through private insurance, I'm sure this will be very useful!
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Alright! Applause! Applause! Applause!
  4. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Thanks, Terri! This will be a huge help to many, I'm sure. I remember feeling so totally overwhelmed, and had no idea where to turn next. Your insight will be instrumental in helping members. Thanks so much.

  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Hey BLUE ---thanks for your help!

  6. Ann G

    Ann G New Member

    Hi Big Blue. I've encountered so many insurance problems with all members of my family and my difficult child grandson has been denied insurance due to having ADHD and ODD diagnosis at only age 3 (he's 5 now). He was on a medical assistance program called Healthy Families (which was GREAT)...but somehow fell through the cracks. Applied for ins. with Blue Shield and denied (as I said above). At the same time (before the denial) his dad had applied for ins. with a large HMO (Kaiser) and had been accepted. What do folks do for individual ins. for their difficult child's? I don't like being being in an HMO but now feel we'll be stuck where we are forever. Dad doesn't want him on his insurance any longer as he wants Christian to have his own policy (dad has a rare disease and may not live past his 30's).

    Your forum will be greatly appreciated by many!

    Thank you!!!

  7. daybyday

    daybyday New Member

    wow- thanks big blue -- this is one of the very best examples of people who have learned a lot through their professional and personal experience helping others -- wish I knew soemthing about insurance -- I would help you -- but in any case thank you temendously
  8. blb

    blb New Member

    Congrats Big Blue!

    Don't have any insurance questions, but if I do in the future, I'm a headed' your way

    TYLERFAN New Member

    Welcome Big Blue and thank you!

  10. kris

    kris New Member

    it will be soooooooooooooooo nice to be able to refer people here with-their ins ????s. thanks, teri.

  11. pigless

    pigless New Member

    Oh, wow! Thanks to Blue and Fran for this much needed area.
  12. Dakon

    Dakon New Member

    Hey Blue, Thank you for being our mentor and guru on all things insurance.
  13. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thank you BigBlue!!!
  14. VickiL

    VickiL New Member

    Thank you, Blue!
  15. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Way To Go, Blue! Thanks. DDD
  16. Momslittleangels

    Momslittleangels New Member

    Hey Blue!

    Thanks for allowing this area of the site to be implemented. I look forward to sending all of my insurance questions your way.

  17. mcdonna

    mcdonna Active Member

    Good news for the board members! Teri, its nice to see you helping those in distress to "de-stress". Parents have a hard enough time coping with day to day issues with their difficult child's and the insurance headaches must add another level of frustration.

    Fortunately, we have been very lucky here in Canada to not have to deal with insurance or HMO's...now government funding is a completely different issue!!!!

  18. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Just want to welcome you and thank you!

  19. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Great idea Fran and great job Blue!
  20. SassyGirl

    SassyGirl Active Member

    Teri, YOU ROCK!

    You've been a godsend for me in my insurance battle. We're on second level peer review and also husband's company is taking a look at it.

    The insurance company changed hands Dec. 31 so it is even more confusing (different company handling the mental health portion). They can't even figure out how many days are to be credited for specific parts of difficult child's stay! :rolleyes:

    You're a terrific resource. Thanks for volunteering. (It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!)