Hi all, hope you are all having a good restful weekend.
As you know I was recently diagnosed RRMS and have just started my DMT (Copaxone) which I believe can take about 3 months to kick in. So far so good, a week and a half in. I inject 3 times a week. I am coping at my full time job at the moment, my boss and just a few colleagues know about my condition but I am not ready to tell the whole world. My symptons are mostly of the tightening kind around my scalp, face and neck, pins and needles on my thighs at random moments and fatigue. I have a meeting coming up with occupational health soon, though at the moment, I am relatively comfortable carrying out my job in the office with no need for any changes. I just thought I should put them on notice that I have MS just in case anything crops up.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience of Income Protection Insurance Schemes (Permanent Health Insurance) with their employer. I have just noticed that my employer provides this (not too sure about the specific details and don’t want to query anything).
I stupidly took out life insurance cover without critical illness cover with my mortgage and am now thinking a lot more of the future and income. Do you have any experience of the cover that my work provides for its staff: Group Income Protection Insurance and know whether MS would be covered under it. How does it work? From what I have gathered from the forum, it is important not to reduce your days of work, if at all possible. Any other tips?
Thanks for your help.