Question: I was scheduled to have gastric bypass surgery July 31. My surgeon’s office contacted me and told me coverage was denied. My employer will add the coverage effective Sept 1, only if they do not have to cover every employee (we total under 10). Does my employer have to cover every employee or can she just cover me since no one else is obese?
Answer: While it was generous of your employer to offer the additional coverage for bariatric surgery for you, the coverage change would have to be added to the entire group.