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Insurance Options

Most insurance plans cover bariatric surgery. Our expert team will help guide you through the insurance process in order to get your surgery approved. Many insurance policies differ from plan to plan; therefore our team will assist you in understanding your benefits and requirements for bariatric surgery. Commitment and dedication is required during this process to help achieve your goals.

After attending the information session, you will meet with our Bariatric Program Coordinator at your NEWU appointment in order to start the insurance process. 

Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company
As the bariatric insurance process can sometimes be confusing, you may want to inform yourself on your insurance benefits prior to your NEWU appointment. Here are some questions that you can ask your employer's Human Resources Department and Insurance Company:

Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company

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  • Is my insurance policy sponsored as a self insured plan or a fully insured plan?

  • Does my policy cover Weight Loss Surgery for Morbid Obesity?

  • Does my Weight Loss Surgery benefit require a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Trial Program?

Other questions you may want to ask your insurance company:
  • Are there weight limitations preventing coverage?
  • Is there a maximum dollar limit on my benefits?
  • What treatment options are excluded or specifically included?
  • What is the co-payment for medical services?
  • What testing is covered, such as nutritionist, psychologist, labs, sleep apnea study, ultrasounds, etc.?
  • Does your insurer require weight-loss prior to surgery? If so, what percentage or number of pounds is required?

What Can BLIS do for you? Read more about BLISCare here.

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