Courting comes with such lofty words. Consider these from a December 2014 edition of "Better Together".
We know that many of you have questions specific to what benefits – including insurance, 401(k), and PTO– will look like for the combined company, and we want to reassure you that our Integration teams are hard at work to address these issues. We are committed to providing a robust benefits package for our teammates within the combined company, and as soon as we have a better idea of what that will look like, we will share a comprehensive communication with you.
The corporate marriage was consummated in February 2015. Kindred's Chief People Officer promised a smattering of plans for employees to choose from and informed Gentiva employees the health insurance marketplace would be familiar to them. He assured California employees they would continue to have access to their HMO, which ensures physician access through a primary care gatekeeper.
The marketplace I viewed bore no resemblance to Gentiva 2015, which had at least two levels of insurance coverage higher than anything Kindred is offering for 2016. I searched for coverage for physician visits like my current plan, $X copay for a primary care visit and $XX for a specialist visit.
I could not find one plan with this basic feature. Kindred omitted the "ro" and has a bust of a benefits package available to many employees, especially those outside California.
Anonymous (from Gendred)