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New Bariatric Surgery Benefits for the Federal Employee Program (FEP)

February 1, 2024

Starting in 2024, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Federal Employee Program (FEP) has established a new medical policy for bariatric surgery (FEP 7.01.47 bariatric surgery). This marks a departure from the previous coverage structure outlined in the members’ Service Benefit Plan brochure. One key highlight of the new policy is the expansion of eligibility to adolescents.

For additional information on 2024 updates to BCBS FEP plans, please refer to the 2024 BCBS Service Benefit Plan – FEP Blue Focus or 2024 BCBS Service Benefit Plan – Standard Option and Basic Option.