Enbrel is a drug that required insurance preauthorization with my last insurance company. If your rheumy did a good job justifying it to the insurance company, and hopefully you don't have reason to believe otherwise, it can take a couple of weeks to get the approval. It took me just shy of 3 weeks to hear back from my insurance co. They had no plans on turning it down--just need to cover all their bases, I guess (in their own time I might add).
Enbrel has been a great drug for me so far.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan