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When Springfield is in Atlanta

Friday, Mar 24, 2017

* My brother sent me this image today…

* Along with two text messages…

Sent to a retired teacher re: Healthcare forms. Funny.

From the person — A very late notice that they messed up my “proof of health insurance” form…for taxes.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Slippin' Jimmy - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:29 am:

    Not very surprising.

  2. - Nick Name - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:29 am:

    Atlanta: location of one of the U.S. offices of Morneau Shepell.

  3. - A Jack - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:32 am:

    Sounds like more great work from Morneau Shepell. They are Canadians after all and probably don’t realize Illinois isn’t in Georgia.

  4. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:33 am:

    I got a similar letter recently, and my first thought was it was a scam because of the address discrepancy.

  5. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:34 am:

    Well, state government has definitely gone south the last two years.

    But I think the Rauner model for the state is Mississippi, not Georgia.

  6. - Anon - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:34 am:

    Parts of southern Illinois are closer to Atlanta than to Chicago

  7. - NotRetired - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:35 am:

    I received the same thing. Looked a lot like spam. Also received it well after I had filed my taxes.

  8. - Content Disabled - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:37 am:

    Heh, even Illinois is leaving Illinois.

  9. - A Jack - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:41 am:

    Apparently they also messed up some deductions for life insurance at the beginning of the year. And they have caused a multitude of other problems as well. Another Rauner success story.

  10. - Boat captain - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:41 am:

    Mine arrived late also. And it came from Atlanta.

  11. - same here - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    I received one as well and thought it was a scam at first - because of the Atlanta return address. I’d also already filed my taxes. Why is this not something that can be done from an Illinois company, or even, I don’t know — from the Illinois state agency that manages the program? Pathetic really.

  12. - A Jack - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 9:56 am:

    Morneau Shepell: nothing but the best for Illinois state employees and retirees. I expect you will see much worse as Rauner continues down the path of trying to privatize parts of the state.

  13. - Anon221 - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    Morneau Shepell, a Canadian outsourcing and consulting company:

  14. - X-prof - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    *** They are Canadians after all … ***

    Does Trump know Rauner is shipping tax-payer dollars directly to a foreign country? Seriously, couldn’t he find an Illinois company to handle this if he’s really so concerned about our state’s economy?

    Hello, Dem PR hacks? Hello?

  15. - titan - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    They screwed up all of the teacher retirement system health coverage notices, and the phone staff were not very good about handling inquiries on it

  16. - City Zen - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 10:53 am:

    Aon, anyone?

  17. - Demoralized - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 10:54 am:

    And they’re worried about moving jobs back from Chicago. Maybe a memo should be sent out instructing agencies to work on moving jobs back from Atlanta. lol

  18. - Earnest - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 11:01 am:

    One state grant for “Employment First” for people with disabilities went to a corporation based in North Carolina over several in-state agencies.

  19. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 11:25 am:

    The Braves still suck.

  20. - Diogenes in DuPage - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    Mine, too — from Georgia, arrived late, was incorrect. Does Illinois pick subcontractors who match their level of incompetence?

  21. - NoGifts - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 12:28 pm:

    LOLOL an analogue 404 error!!!

  22. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 12:32 pm:

    Here’s where legal weed gets ya

  23. - Top of the State - Friday, Mar 24, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    The SERS insurance knew policy on our healthcare, but the ATL reps were unprepared. Big hassle trying to make changes for insurance in Dec and Jan. I hope that they are learning how to do their jobs!

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