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Tip of the Day: Does Your Health Insurance Cover Diet Programs?

We know that more than a few of our friends have vowed to drop a few pounds with the New Year, so as we head into our weekend, we’re dedicating our Tip of the Day to saving money on dieting. Because, believe or not, many health insurance companies are more than happy to chip in to help you pay for a diet or weight loss plan that will help you shed the pounds.

Yup, even though it seems like health insurers will nickel and dime you on any other healthcare expense, many health insurers will help you pay for diet/weight loss programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, as well as gym memberships and diet meal delivery programs. Health insurers are willing to invest helping you drop the weight because they believe it can only cut down on your medical bills in the future.

If you are thinking about joining a diet or weight loss program, ask your health insurer if they offer any discounts for any programs. You may be surprised by how much you can save on a diet/weight loss program. A 10-35% discount isn’t unusual, and over the course of a year, the savings can really add up!

Does your health insurance help you pay for a diet program? Tell us about it!

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