Insurance Coverage

Most insurance companies recognize the health consequences of obesity. You will need to find out if your insurance will cover the costs of the surgical management of weight loss at Gundersen Health System.

Insurance requirements

Many insurance companies will require extensive documentation regarding your attempts to lose weight in the past as they determine whether to finance your surgical weight-loss procedure.

  • Medical documentation of a three or five-year weight history
  • Any documentation of diet drugs and medically supervised diets prescribed
  • Any commercial diet program records (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.)
  • Any exercise program records (YMCA/YWCA, gym membership, etc.)

Most insurance companies require official documentation of attempts at weight loss within the last 2 years.

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