If your request or claim for liposuction to treat lipedema was denied as “unproven” between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019, under a plan issued or administered by UnitedHealthcare, and you paid out‑of‑pocket for the liposuction procedure, you can make a claim for reimbursement by submitting the claim form that will be mailed following final approval and by providing the information requested therein.
Class Members shall be reimbursed if they (i) had coverage under their plan at the time their claims for liposuction for treatment of their lipedema were denied as unproven, (ii) provide medical records stating that they had liposuction to treat lipedema, (iii) provide evidence of out‑of‑pocket payment, and (iv) attest that the out‑of‑pocket payment has not been reimbursed from another source for which the Class Member owes no reimbursement obligation.
If you submit a claim for reimbursement that meets these requirements, then United will reimburse you for unreimbursed out‑of‑pocket costs for liposuction for lipedema, subject to a reduction only for the cost‑share you would have paid under your contract with United.
If you want to participate in the settlement, you do not have to do anything now. If the settlement gets final approval, you will be sent a claim form after the final approval, which you will then have to fill out and submit no later than April 12, 2024.