What is this lawsuit about?
The lawsuit concerns whether United Healthcare improperly determined that liposuction to treat lipedema was “unproven” and excluded the procedure from coverage from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2019.
Who is included?
Class members are all persons covered under ERISA health plans, self‑funded or fully insured, that are administered by United and whose claims for specialized liposuction for treatment of their lipedema were denied as unproven between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019.
What does the Settlement provide?
Class members whose claims for liposuction to treat lipedema were denied as “unproven” between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019, and who paid out‑of‑pocket for the surgery may make a claim for reimbursement. Class members who have yet to undergo the surgery may request that their denied requests for coverage be re‑reviewed under the terms of the settlement. If the Settlement receives final approval, claim forms will be sent to Class Members on December 14, 2023.