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Vet67to82 (< 20)

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November 24, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: T , MET

  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.    

3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 24, 2009 at 3:10 PM, ChrisGraley (29.76) wrote:

Wait till the government starts doing it.

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#2) On November 24, 2009 at 5:09 PM, blake303 (29.24) wrote:

Can't wait til the government starts doing it.

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#3) On November 25, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Vet67to82 (< 20) wrote:

Thanks for your comments ChrisGraley and blake303. 

 My point, was, and is,  to bring to the attention of everyone, that all too often, the info we need  ... to avoid having an "investment" not fall through the floor due to nasty surprises, bad press, lawsuits, etc or, surprise info, that NO ONE knew ... just like this ... that doesn't show up in the charts ...or on the balance sheet ... is only going to come to us through our own investigations ... and through sharing of info along with the documentation so others can "verify" for themselves. 

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