Insurance Coverage

Insurance plans differ on their coverage of bariatric surgery and weight loss services.

Indiana law requires that insurance companies that provide coverage for bariatric surgery mandate no more than a six-month waiting period before a surgery. This waiting period typically requires physician monitoring of the patient’s weight loss attempts.

All insurance companies that provide reimbursement for bariatric surgery require that the patients have a BMI of 35 with co-morbidities and a BMI of 40 without co-morbidities. 

Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance companies to see whether their plans will cover bariatric surgery.  The Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute's insurance specialists will work with the patient to determine the best financial options.

Patients who choose to pay for surgery themselves should contact the Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute to discuss this option. We offer some of the most affordable self-pay plans in the Midwest.

For more information, contact our insurance specialists at (219) 852-2518.