The Healthcare Debate
I would avoid AT&T due to the health care debate and issues specific to AT&T and other companies as well. . Specifically, AT&T was using MetLife to delay, and deny employees healthcare needs based on RISK assessments that the employee's "life style" and/or actions , whether knowingly, or unknowingly, were a contributing factor to "COSTS". AT&T also uses AON Human Capital Services and if you go to the AON website ( http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting/health-benefits/health-benefits.jsp ) ... you can find AON openly brags about these RISK analyses ... that could be used by employers to terminate unsuspecting, hard working employees: Per AON: "The rise in employee healthcare costs is primarily due to preventable lifestyle choices by employees themselves. Aon’s Health Care Benefits Management practice offers solutions to drive changes in their behavior, so employees assume more responsibility for their own health." Nationwide, the employees have NO CLUE that the medical benefits they've been working for can and will disappear when they NEED it the most .... OUCH! It's right there in plain sight ... and has the potential to be hugely detrimental to any stock dragged into the spotlight. ... I suggest ... we DEMAND that ANY employer that hires RISK management, like MetLife, or AON, also negotiates for that company to use it's data to suggest a course of treatment BENEFICIAL to the employee ... NOT just the employer.