My husband was dx’ed w/stage IV LC on Nov 23,2010. He has been off work since then undergoing treatment. He is doing well and respoded well to WBR and from PET scan results last week he is responding well to chemo. On the heels of the good news last week came the letter in the mail that his employer had cut off insurance benefits! Then the dr starts calling saying things are getting kicked back and now he will have to go thru a program at hosp since no insurance. We go to speak to his employers and they said it was policy after 12 weeks to terminate job/benefits! Ok, we get the policy,law, whatever…what about the fact he has worked there almost 13 years and they couldn’t show him the decency of a warning so we could prepare and not come home from an appt to find a letter a week after benefits had terminated?! And the best part was they calculated what we now owe them for premiums they paid during the 12 weeks(after they used up vac/personal time and took out his premiums). Could they have been any shittier to someone w/such a serious illness?