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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Started by Krystyneh, Apr 19, 2012 12:01 PM
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    Krystyneh

    Guru in Training

  • Posts: 245
  • Joined: Dec 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: VERMONT
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Thadeus Trus
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2012
  • Starting Weight: 315 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 66 lbs
  • Current Weight: 249 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 40.2
Posted April 19, 2012 - 12:01 PM

#1
Okay so my husband is an over the road truck driver and I'm covered under his insurance now. I had state of Vermont health insurance but now I have WellMark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa I'm guessing because that's where it says that they are out of. Does anyone live in a different state then where their insurance is out of and did it cover the lap band surgery? I started this whole process while I had state health insurance. When I called they said that they do cover bariatric surgery but I'm guessing that they don't understand that I live in Vermont and I'm having it done in New Hampshire. Now on my insurance card it doesn't say a state or anything all it says is Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance Select and on the bottom it says PPO. I'm just so confused and I'm impatiently waiting for the woman that deals with the insurance at the hospital to call me back to let me know if there's any other requirements and what's going on about it. I talked to her 1 1/2 hours ago but I'm still not sure what's going on and I get impatient very easily lol. Anyone else have to deal with something like this?


    Letsdothis

    Advanced Member

  • Posts: 37
  • Joined: Feb 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted April 19, 2012 - 5:50 PM

#2
I have bcbs ppo of Cali and I live In Michigan, I got approved. There shouldn't be a problem as long as u follow there requirements.


    Krystyneh

    Guru in Training

  • Posts: 245
  • Joined: Dec 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: VERMONT
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Thadeus Trus
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2012
  • Starting Weight: 315 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 66 lbs
  • Current Weight: 249 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 40.2
Posted April 19, 2012 - 5:54 PM

#3
Well I was told that they do cover it but only 80% so now I'm trying to figure out how to pay for the rest of it


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