BrickStreet Insurance
Larry

Conroe, TX

#467 Sep 25, 2008
Just switch to a good insurance company, like AIG.
Bob wrote:
This was the way Brickstreet has it set up to get six more months out of their policy holders to keep them from mid-term switching.
axed from bs - charleston

Smoot, WV

#468 Sep 25, 2008
well, bobby jean. you seem somewhat afraid. no wonder they walked on you. reprimands were for not being able to handle caseload of 7500 employers, walk-ins and training. and there were only two reprimands. i have copies of everyone's caseload and mine was double. it just seems to me that they got rid of all the "old" workers comp people and replaced them two for one with new hires at $20,000. actually they gave my caseload to another WC ex and then she was fired for same reason. not being able to handle the workload.
axed from bs - charleston

Smoot, WV

#469 Sep 25, 2008
and, i hear the an attorney named "maroni" sr is putting something together. i will be checking.
i have an axe to grind with phillip lynch. imagine his position now....when i first started in state govenment he pushed the foodstamp cart around and handed out foodstamps. i guess that qualified him for brickstreet!!! LOL
axed from bs - charleston

Smoot, WV

#470 Sep 25, 2008
darwin, during my year and 1/2 at brickstreet, all of the invoices did not go out. it was hit or miss. mainly because of the problems with their indian based system. but they covered that up. i also have documents to that effect. i feel it would just be simpler to switch. i understand they have lost a lot of business. serves them right. their motto was "better for someone to die then to be disabled for life" when the miners were killed. heard that right from the horses' mouth. he said it was cheaper to pay death benefits rather then injuries. SAD isn't it?
Chop That Wood

Harrisonburg, VA

#471 Sep 25, 2008
You can cancel midterm. Go to brickstreets' website click policyholders then forms. Fill out the termination of coverage form and send it in. Paying up front is not so they can get six months out of them. It is because they didn't pay their bill so brickstreet has no obligation to finance there premium for any amount of time.
william

Tyler, TX

#472 Sep 25, 2008
To Axed: tell us more please, your posts are shocking! Do you know if it is true that Brickstreet only has 15 days to respond to medical requests? Is it true they will only pay up to 5 yrs? Do they dr. shop you around until they get the answer they want?...PLEASE HELP, the one's that work there are telling us answers to the questions, please shed some light. Sorry that you were axed!
Bob

United States

#473 Sep 25, 2008
Chop That Wood wrote:
You can cancel midterm. Go to brickstreets' website click policyholders then forms. Fill out the termination of coverage form and send it in. Paying up front is not so they can get six months out of them. It is because they didn't pay their bill so brickstreet has no obligation to finance there premium for any amount of time.
What I mean is most small empolyers don't have the extra money to pay for two insurance policies at the same time until they get their refund back from Brickstreet.If you have more than one employees this can get costly in todays market.This is what Brickstreet planned on.If you let the policy go dead between switches they will put you down as no policy non payment.So most empolyers just let Brickstreet policy runs out before changing. Most other insurance companies price is higher or about the same as Brickstreet.
Injured worker

Ravenswood, WV

#474 Sep 26, 2008
william wrote:
To Axed: tell us more please, your posts are shocking! Do you know if it is true that Brickstreet only has 15 days to respond to medical requests? Is it true they will only pay up to 5 yrs? Do they dr. shop you around until they get the answer they want?...PLEASE HELP, the one's that work there are telling us answers to the questions, please shed some light. Sorry that you were axed!
If I may interrupt;
I was told, by law, they have 15 business days to respond. I requested to reopen my claim and they ignored me. Upon recommendation, I filed a complaint with the WV Insurance Commission, who evidently forced them to respond because I received several nasty letters with unreasonable statements regarding my injury. Nothing was done to them for breaking the law.

Contrary to a previous post, the system does NOT work the way it's suppose to. The real frauds are in the system itself and certain employers. I have been put though hell several times. All because of selfish greed.
Injured worker

Ravenswood, WV

#475 Sep 26, 2008
By the way, I'm from Charleston, WV. Not Lebanon,VA! I don't understand why it posted like that.
Art Linkbetter

Conroe, TX

#476 Sep 26, 2008
Disgruntled ex-employees say the darnedest things.
Looking

United States

#477 Sep 26, 2008
Yes they do say the darnedest thing .They have nothing to lose so they tell to whole truth.
Hmmm

Conroe, TX

#478 Sep 26, 2008
Maybe, maybe not. I'll bet the reason they are no longer employed gets a little fuzzy.
Looking wrote:
Yes they do say the darnedest thing .They have nothing to lose so they tell to whole truth.
Amazed

Princeton, WV

#479 Sep 27, 2008
I have been reading these posts and find it quite amazing how many individuals believe they are owed this and owed that. With reference to the mileage reimbursement. Does your private insurance pay you to go back and forth to the doctor? I don't think so, just because the law allows Brickstreet, or any other private insurance carrier to reimburse you doesn't mean it is right. It is a privilige not a right.
Knowing

Princeton, WV

#480 Sep 28, 2008
Bob,

If the truth would be told, most carriers do not want to cover small employers. This is especially the case where the employer is engaged in a high hazard industry such as construction, coal and oil/gas. These employers should become familiar with the term Residual Market. Eventually BrickStreet will no longer afford to provide this coverage and other carriers will not jump in to the rescue. As a result, these employers will end up in the residual market; paying higher rates.

As for the claimants, if you do not like the service you get today, wait until your employer ends up in the residual market.
wc EX employee

Conroe, TX

#481 Oct 14, 2008
axed from bs - charleston wrote:
and, i hear the an attorney named "maroni" sr is putting something together. i will be checking.
i have an axe to grind with phillip lynch. imagine his position now....when i first started in state govenment he pushed the foodstamp cart around and handed out foodstamps. i guess that qualified him for brickstreet!!! LOL
You must mean PAT MARONEY - he has a lot of clout and is very political but in the past he had represented claimants. I assume you mean he's looking into wrongful firing of employees by Brickstreet? hmm - never knew him to take a case like that - he was union NOT SURE IF HE STILL IS.
wc EX employee

Conroe, TX

#482 Oct 15, 2008
I have discovered that Insurance Commission and Brickstreet has axed or demoted many SUCK UPS that probably had something to do with causing others to be fired. What goes around , comes around
Brian

United States

#483 Oct 15, 2008
wc EX employee wrote:
I have discovered that Insurance Commission and Brickstreet has axed or demoted many SUCK UPS that probably had something to do with causing others to be fired. What goes around , comes around
Are these the same employees that are screwing claimants?
wc EX employee

Conroe, TX

#484 Oct 16, 2008
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
Are these the same employees that are screwing claimants?
No I doubt that - brickstreet brags about less claims and medical care being approved !!!- it's their personnel they are getting rid of after they used them to get rid of others under them...
Bob

United States

#485 Oct 17, 2008
In the upcoming election let us not forget Joe Manchin and this monster Brickstreet everyone vote for Russ Weeks for Governor he doesn't like this Brickstreet any more than us.With Joe it will 4 more years of the same thing.I beleive it will be close but Russ Weeks is the better man.Russ is for the working man vote for him on November 4.
axed from bs - charleston

Waynesboro, VA

#486 Oct 20, 2008
I agree with Bob. Russ Weeks for gov. BS is supposed to respond to claims within 15 days. However, they tend to lose those claims (i.e, we didn't receive it). then the fight is between the billing (doctor, hospital) or whatever and BS to prove if/when it was sent. nothing short of certified mail will resolve that problem. then BS denies claim for whatever reason. then when it is protested with OIC it goes on and on and on. i've seen small claims for under $500 going on 2 years.

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