Obesity Action Coalition Releases “Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery”

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2006

For More Information:
James Zervios
Director of Communications
(800) 717-3117
jzervios@obesityaction.org

Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the release of its patient-focused guide, titled “Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery.”

This free guide is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully work with their insurance provider and become an advocate for change. It offers readers information discussing the effects of obesity and morbid obesity, do’s and don’ts for working with your insurance provider, how to read your insurance policy, what to do if you receive a denial, detailed information concerning the treatment options available for morbid obesity and much more.

“This is an excellent tool for people who are morbidly obese and seeking weight-loss surgery. People rely on their insurance provider to assist them in the process of seeking access to safe and effective medical treatment. Many times this process can be difficult when working with insurance providers. In addition, the process can often seem complicated, and physically and emotionally draining. This guide helps alleviate some of that difficulty,” said Joseph Nadglowski, Jr., OAC President and CEO.

Copies of “Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery” are available free of charge. To request copies, please visit www.obesityaction.org or contact the National Office at (800) 717-3117 or info@obesityaction.org. An online version may also be viewed or downloaded on the OAC Web site.

About the OAC
The OAC is a nonprofit National charity dedicated to helping those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.



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