Insurance Options for Weight Loss Surgery
At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, located in New Jersey, we provide a wide variety of high-quality surgical solutions that will help you to lose weight; we also provide non-surgical solutions such as nutritional counselling and weight loss support groups.
Our focus is finding the weight loss plan that works best for you and your needs; we understand that insurance coverage is important, especially when considering surgical options. Below are some of the preferred carriers that provide coverage for weight-loss surgeries. If you have a question about your insurance provider, call us at (973) 888-1085 today.
Carriers We Work With
United Healthcare – United Healthcare provides bariatric surgery coverage for those who meet the requirements of having a BMI greater than 40, or a BMI over 35 with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or severe sleep apnea. Surgeries covered include gastric bypass, gastric sleeves, and duodenal switch.
Amerigroup – Amerigroup provides coverage for bariatric surgery with certain insurance plans. Please connect with your service provider to learn more about how your benefits cover weight-loss surgeries and services.
Horizon Blue Cross / Blue Shield – Horizon Blue Cross / Blue Shield New Jersey provides coverage for bariatric surgeries. The requirements for approval include a BMI over 40 or 35 with an accompanying health condition; read their policy for bariatric surgery here.
Cigna – Cigna provides a variety of bariatric surgery options in their coverage. Their website provides an overview of the requirements for bariatric surgery approval, along with the types of surgeries that are covered. You can read their weight loss surgery page here.
Unitedhealthcare Oxford – UHC Oxford provides coverage for those over the age of 18 with a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 35 with an accompanying health condition. Some adolescent and revision surgeries are also permitted. You can learn more about the options they provide here.
Aetna – Aetna does provide some coverage for bariatric surgeries. However, coverage is determined by your specific benefit plan and medical history. Please review your unique insurance plan and consult with your provider to see if Aetna will cover your specific needs.
Are you ready to get started on your weight loss journey? Dr. Majid and her team of experts are excited to work alongside you to create a custom weight loss plan that works for you and your personal health goals. Request a consultation with us here or give us a call at (973) 888-1085.