Does the team help with insurance?

If prescribed, the team will find out if the medication is covered by the insurance. If a Prior Authorization is needed our central prior authorization team will assist with this.

Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Medications (GLP-1 medications)

GLP-1 medications (glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists) for weight loss include the medications Wegovy® and Saxenda®. Ozempic®, Mounjaro®, Victoza®, and Trulicity® are only approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Some health insurance companies have placed restrictions on these medications to make sure they are used only for treatment of type 2 diabetes. If used for obesity or weight loss, plans can stop paying for or deny this off-label use. Prescribing must be consistent with their FDA-approved indication, type 2 diabetes, and therefore cannot be prescribed “off-label” for weight loss.

If medication management isn’t covered by your insurance, you can still benefit from the other features of our program, including clinical guidance, medication nutrition, lifestyle and behavior modification.

Contact Us

If your Community Care Physicians’ provider referred you to our program, or if you are interested in more information, contact us: (518) 881-1091 option 2.