Georgia State Health Benefit Plan Now Covers Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Medicine

Starting in 2022, the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan began covering bariatric surgery. This means that any person insured through the plan has weight-loss surgery as a covered benefit – something that was previously uncovered and required out-of-pocket payment. Learn more about your surgical weight-loss options at NGMC.

Beginning in 2023, the State Health Benefit Plan also began covering obesity medicine in addition to weight-loss surgery. Learn more about your nonsurgical weight-loss options at NGMC. 

In 2022, our surgeons performed 103 surgeries on patients covered by the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan.  

NGMC is an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at NGMC offers a variety of aftercare support options for patients – including behavioral and nutritional counseling, yoga and weight-lifting classes, a free clothing closet and more. Our aftercare program is the only one of its kind in the state. Learn more about these benefits.