Woman Applies For Health Insurance With Washington HealthPlan Exchange,Could Not Stop the Payment Algorithm-Kept Taking Money, D
Posted Jan 26 2014 11:21am
This woman applied for coverage to meet the deadline and couldn’t stop the exchange from taking out payments and this is just one more in the world of the complex algorithms we live in today with more and more code attached to transactions and other function we do on the web. She went to her doctor even with the additional payments take out of her checking account and found out she was not insured on top of it all. Nobody from the exchange was available to comment.
You never know when one of those screeching algorithms is going to affect you sometimes and from where. She was I believe trying to use the automated payment set up and gave her bank account number as the site offered and this is what happened.
She has now been told effective February 1st she will have insurance, well that is in my opinion if all the algorithms come out to play together and don’t get confused or miss a few parameters in the transactions. It getting odder all the time in the news though on such issues when they promise fixes and have probably never seen a server in their life. Perfect example here of what’s happening all over with health insurance, it’s the constant rise and fall of the machines. BD
YAKIMA, Wash.-- A woman was left in a financial bind for almost a month after attempts to get health insurance through Washington Healthplan Finder. By Jan. 2, five monthly payments were taken out of her bank account. Monica Kennard applied for health insurance through Washington Healthplan Finder on Dec. 22 to make the deadline to have insurance by Jan. 1. But, she was left without insurance, even after five separate payments were taken from her account. Monica Kennard thought she found the quickest way to have health insurance by the new year. She went online through Washington Healthplan Finder and applied by the deadline to have coverage by Jan. 1. On New Year's Eve, two months of payments were taken out of her bank account instead of one.