Sunday, December 15, 2013

Obamacare Exchange Taking Unauthorized Debits from People's Accounts

If you like your bank account you can keep your bank account, PERIOD...  You just might not be able to keep everything inside of your bank account.  Looks like we may have a new method of deficit reduction.

This is from Elisa Hahn of King 5 News:
For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it's causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts. 
Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative. 
“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said. 
The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday. 
Josh Bruner started his own business this year as an engineering recruiter. They said it’s forced them to pay a lot of attention to their bills and their bank accounts. 
“Big knot in my gut because we're trying to keep it together,” said Shannon Bruner. “It's important to me that this kind of stuff doesn't happen.” 
They're not alone. 
One viewer emailed KING 5 saying, "They drafted my account this morning for a second time." 
Another woman on Facebook with a similar problem commented, "We are all in the same boat." 
“We've got to figure out how to get money to pay the bills for the next week or two until we have another check come through,” said Josh Bruner. “It's just crazy.”...