Is Medifast Covered By My Medical / Health Insurance?
Starting in January 2012, obesity counseling and treatment will be covered by Medicare. And that means that within a year, or maybe even less, most private medical insurance companies should also provide insurance coverage for weight loss treatment and obesity counseling. This is a huge step forward in the battle against obesity because for the first time, obesity will be considered a medical condition, not simply a social or cosmetic issue.
However, at present United Healthcare only offers certain members free registration and discounted weekly fees to attend Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig meetings. Not including the replacement meals such as Medifast. Some policies of health insurance may cover weight loss diet programs in conjunction with specific medical conditions (such as primary diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and heart disease) in which obesity is a factor and weight loss can lead to management or improvement of these conditions. But again, you will need to ask your doctor and your insurance carrier this question in order to receive an accurate answer based on your coverage and medical status.