I'm currently on STD (Manulife), and am really getting upset with them. In early June, my case manager contacted me to advise that my psychiatrist had told them that I was fine to return to work (I have severe depression). I was not at all ready to return, and this caused me extreme anxiety, and worsened my depression. I was not able to get into my psychiatrist's office until today to discuss this issue, so I was upset for over a month about this.
After speaking with my psychiatrist, and having him show me the paperwork he sent to my case manager, I found out that he in no way indicated that I should return to work. He had merely told them that he could not yet make an assessment on my ability to work, and would contact them after my next session. My case manager was tryinng to push me into returning to work when I wasn't ready. Furthermore, she managed to turn me against the one doctor who was trying to advocate for me.
I just hate that my insurance company doesn't care at all about my well being - just their bottom line. Anyone have a similar experience?
Edited by AquaViolet, 14 July 2012 - 03:59 PM.