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I have done all my requirements and my info was sent to the insurance company last Tuesday. Does anyone have Blue Cross? How long did your approval take? My birthday is coming up an I'd like to make plans... I'm so impatient :(

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Mine took about a week.

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Mine took around 6 months because I had barely any health problems & I am very young. But my mom got approved immediately. Probably within a week or so.

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took me right at a month

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They submitted mine on a thursday & it was approved the next morning.

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So crazy how the wait period varies with each person.

I was really lucky and approved within 2 days.

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Our nurse navigator said, anywhere from a week to 30 days.

Mine and my hubby's was sent to BCBS of Nebraska on Monday.

Just want to get in an out before we have a new deductible.

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I've got Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama it took a little over a week for me to get my approval.

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Have you signed up with Blue Cross site to be able to view your authorizations and claims? I did, my paperwork was apparently faxed yesterday and when I logged in this morning on a whim - I actually had an authorization there for 11/11 (My Surgery Date) for my hospital....Check it out. I was impatient to and worried about how sure the center was about them accepting a letter I submitted from my employer regarding a Wellness classes I participated in for my six month nutrition - I couldn't believe it was as simple as they were making it out to be - everything just moved so quickly for me I figured there would have to be a snag somewhere. Good Luck!!

I have done all my requirements and my info was sent to the insurance company last Tuesday. Does anyone have Blue Cross? How long did your approval take? My birthday is coming up an I'd like to make plans... I'm so impatient :(

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Mine was very fast right around a week be patient it will be worth the weight , im going Nov.2nd

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Mine took a month and a half. That's because my surgeons r laggars and very disorganized. I been approved since early august and have been literally begging them to book my surgery. I finally begged enuf and got a November 4th surgery date. Blue cross on the other hand is awesome. In my opinion they want their obese group members to get this procedure.

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I have Highmark BC/BS and the surgeon's office submitted my paperwork in early October last year and it took almost a month to approve. They said this time of year it takes longer because people are trying to get it done while their deductibles have been met. Good luck to you!!!

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I highly believe that may be an excuse. Blue cross anthem is super fast. They even assigned ne a case manager to b a mediator for me. So when my office lags it, she calls them to speed things up for me and she can fax them Watever they need. She told me once everything had been submitted to insurance, it takes 7-10 days for approval. She told me honestly it's really only 5 days tho.

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i have bc/bs it took over 2 months...however they approved me on 10/18 and my surgery is scheduled for 10/25.

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Im switching to BCBS during open enrollment. They told me that they do cover lap band..but cant give me any specifics on what the requirements are to be approved until AFTER we switch insurance. So Im kinda going into it blind just following posts about BCBS on these forums and hoping for the best.

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