Introduction

Individuals affected by severe obesity rely on their insurance provider to assist them in the process of seeking access to safe and effective medical treatment. Many times they experience difficulty when working with their insurance providers, such as repeated denials of claims. In addition, the process often times seems complicated, and physically and emotionally draining. This brochure is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge needed to successfully work with their insurance provider and become an advocate for change.

Inside, you will find information discussing the effects of obesity and severe obesity, tips for working with your insurance provider, detailed information concerning the treatment options available for morbid obesity and much more. In addition, we also provide sample letters to write to your insurer and employer to help you detail and express why access to care is important to you and your family.

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