ANWAG and EECAP conducted a survey on medical benefits to assist the Department of Labor (DOL) Inspector General's Office in their audit of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) to "determine if OWCP’s processes and controls ensured that Energy claimants received the medical services claimants are qualified to receive under the program. We will also determine if OWCP’s management of the Energy Program provided effective stewardship of the medical services provided to the claimants."
EECAP, with help from ANWAG and Cold War Patriots conducted a survey to determine how well sick workers were able to use their EEOICPA medical benefits. The final results show some significant problems that claimants and their doctors are reporting.
EECAP helped the Alliance of Nuclear Workers Advocacy Groups (ANWAG) conduct a short, anonymous survey to learn how well claimants understand the reasons for their claims denials. Check out the final results to see how well claimants understand NIOSH's dose reconstructions. Here is NIOSH's response to the survey.
EECAP's final survey results are in! Here is what claimants had to say about their experience with EEOICPA.
On September 14, 2010 results from this survey was presented to over 40 members of Congress as well as officials from Department of Labor, and NIOSH and DOL Ombudsman's offices to document how the EEOICPA process is working for claimants. This would not have been possible without your input and help. Our thanks to all who participated.
WebPoll asked: DOL has proposed holding the Advisory Board for Toxic Substances and Worker Health Board meetings at federal buildings such as DOL district office buildings. Would you be most likely to attend a meeting at:
WebPoll asked: Do you feel that criticizing DOL's administration of EEOICPA dishonors workers who sacrificed their lives and health?
WebPoll asked: Has information from EECAP helped you?
WebPoll asked: Are letters to and from DOL taking longer to arrive than you would expect?
WebPoll asked: If you represent multiple claimants did you see:
WebPoll asked: The IOM Review of the SEM strongly recommends that an expert advisory board, external of DOL and their contractor, be established to, in part, oversee the SEM. Do you support an Independent Advisory Board for Part E?
WebPoll asked: Has a DOL District Medical Consultant (DMC) overruled your physician's letter/scientific evidence supporting your claim?
WebPoll asked: Have you attended a NIOSH Advisory Board meeting by phone but been unable to hear because of problems with the sound system?
WebPoll asked: If Congress were to reform EEOICPA, which plan would you choose?
WebPoll asked: Have you had problems getting reimbursed for medical expenses or getting your medical bills paid through EEOICPA?
WebPoll asked: DOL has indicated that they cannot send case files to post office boxes and need a street address instead. How do you receive your mail?
WebPoll asked: Do you believe that EEOICPA is being administered as Congress intended?