Does anyone know how long insurance approval is supposed to last? Like many others my surgery was put off because it’s not considered a medical emergency. I’ve tried calling my doctor to ask about it, but no one answers. I think they might have closed the office in order to abide by the governor’s mandate for my state. I’m getting pretty anxious about this will mean for me down the road. Will I have to start the tedious approval process again and jump through all the hoops, or will my initial approval still stand and the insurance company will cover itt? Once you’ve been approved, do you stay approved?