I got married in late January, and since then have been in the process of getting both my status and my husband's status updated at the Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie. Since at the moment I am a vacataire at a language school, I do not have enough hours to be on my account so we did the paperwork to get me "rattaché" to his account.
Day 1: both of us went to the CPAM office, turned in the paperwork personally, asked if they needed to keep my old Carte Vitale and/or needed pictures (for both they said no, but keep reading). Then they made me sign "epoux ***" even though I explained that I did not change my name. Was told it was just for the "rattachement".
7 weeks later: get a letter in the mail with my "maiden name" completely misspelled and where I was now Madame *** asking me to mail them my old Carte Vitale. We write a letter asking to please rectify the spelling of my real name, and to leave it as it is on the card to avoid any kind of "identity misunderstandings" (if my name appears one way on passports, for example, but not on the Carte Vitale, I'm not sure if this is really life or death, but in my family I've seen how name differences can cause serious problems for my mother (American) married to my father (Mexican) in Mexico).
2 weeks after that: another letter, again to Madame ***, asking for a picture and to verify that all the info is correct, where my "nom de naissance" is finally spelled right, but my "nom d'usage" is still my husband's name.
Has anyone had any experience dealing with this? Tradition vs keeping your own name? Advice?
My husband helped me by calling them today to explain yet again what the issue was, and he was told that we should write another letter with the picture that needs to be sent, but that in their system if I am "rattache" to his file, it's just going to have to be that way. I find this difficult to accept and am aggravated by it, so I want to know if it's worth my time or energy to deal with this or just let it be and try not to take it personally.