United Healthcare - AT&T

on 10/24/10 10:50 am - Pearland, TX
Anyone had any experience with UHC as an ATT employer?  I'd like to hear your stories.
on 10/24/10 11:29 am - dallas, TX
I am not employed by ATT, but I do have UHC and I had no problem getting approved for vsg last year.


I'm 5'4"      SW 220 / CW 130 / GW 115
Michele H.
on 10/24/10 11:36 am - New Holstein, WI
I also have UHC but not as AT&T and they where really fast and appoved right away. I think alot of it has to do with what your employer wants. What kind of plan they have with UHC.  But UHC is one of the best to deal with. At least thats what my DR said before they sent mine in. I got my sleeve Sept. 16. took one week for UHC to app. Good luck
on 10/24/10 11:41 am - Pearland, TX
Oh wow!  That's great news.  I hope mine goes smoothly.  I'm a lightweight BMI 35 but do suffer with one (maybe two) co-morbidities so there is definitely a medical necessity.
on 10/24/10 12:04 pm
i have UHC, it only took one week for them to approve!
on 10/24/10 12:06 pm - Pearland, TX
This is good news!  I'm anxious to get it done!
on 10/24/10 12:11 pm, edited 10/24/10 12:15 pm - Seattle, WA
I did have them  and was not approved despite appealing several times and getting a lawyer involved, which is why I self-paid.

What are your co-morbidities? They are very specific about what they want, and you will have a tougher time with a lower BMI. How many documented years do you have your BMI recorded as over 35? If you don't have that documentation for at least five years, you may as well not apply because you will be denied.

AT&T has given 100% control to UHC to make decisions on the behalf of their employees. They do not intervene in any way, so there is no one to appeal to outside of UHC, not even your state insurance commissioner. The criteria stipulated in AT&T's policy is outlined in a very specific way, and if you don't meet 100% of the requirements you are out of luck.

If you DO meet them, you will be approved very easily. Good luck to you.
Height: 5'9"     SW:287  CW:168  GW:160
on 10/24/10 12:15 pm - Pearland, TX
High blood pressure and sleep apnea.
on 10/24/10 12:19 pm - Seattle, WA
 How many years has your BMI been over 35 though? That is key. 

I have sleep apnea, highish cholesterol (216), serious foot issues caused by my weight, BMI over 40 when I applied, and was still denied.

Height: 5'9"     SW:287  CW:168  GW:160
on 10/24/10 12:23 pm - Pearland, TX
I should have the 5 years. Why were you denied?