Jerry Avila, Local 13 Health Benefits Officer, is a liar, who watched crooked ILWU Officials and their Doctors defraud the ILWU medical plan of at least 50 million dollars, and needs to be replaced.
Jerry Avila, and his cronies have screwed up the ILWU medical benefits plan so badly, it may never recover, especially if it is up to Big Bob and his coconspirators, Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz (Chris Viramiontes’ uncle) to fix it. If they can not figure out how to hire a neutral professional arbitrator to hear discrimination cases, what make anyone think they can fix the medical plan?
Read an unsolicited email I received from one of the Los Angeles medical practitioners.
“I have been providing quality chiropractic and physical therapy services to ILWU members for a decade now. I have watched as Local 13 has been hijacked by a bunch of corrupt thugs who have single handedly masterminded the heist of tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars from the trust fund with their fraudulent puppet clinics chiefly port medical. I have worked with hundreds of workers across multiple clinics and count several previous presidents of local 13 among past and current patients. I believe the scale of fraud perpetrated by this corrupt regime of individuals has destroyed the current benefit plan while endangering the benefits and finances of thousands of workers that play by the rules with their benefits not to mention how many legitimate offices have been railroaded out of business to make way for Ports cronies. I have heard story after story about Chris Viramontes, Chris Rice among several others. Patients that called to complain of bogus charges were told “don’t worry about it the bill was paid” Chris was blatantly offering members Rolex watches to bill their insurance. It’s disgusting to watch how much is swept under the rug or blame placed on others. I believe that the so called destruction of records by Cigna employees during the changeover to Zenith is nothing but a cover for the actual destruction of crooked employees working in the claims offices to cover the tracks of bogus claims payments. It is truly a wonderful thing that you are doing exposing the tactics of these criminals and hopefully they will meet their end. I could go on and on but again it’s refreshing to see someone actually report what’s going on behind the scenes as most are in the dark or too afraid to question or break rank. In my practice I have hired ERISA lawyers to fight for payments as we will not ruin our patients credit or stick them with bills that ought to be paid because Zenith and TC3 want to screw everyone to replenish the funds raided by these clowns.”
If the members of Local 13 re-elect Jerry Avila as Health Benefits Officer, they will get what they deserve.