Coverage for Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Coverage for medications, behavioral treatment sessions and classes vary by health plan. With the establishment of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance plans are required to cover cessation treatments. Tobacco dependence treatment coverage in private health insurance plans may vary by employer and/or plan. Below is a listing of major health plans in North Carolina and their customer service numbers to contact for more information. Before providing service, benefit eligibility and payer coding requirements should be verified.

Major health plans:

Aetna Health of the Carolinas, Inc. (800) 872-3862
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina (800) 324-4973
CIGNA HealthCare of North Carolina, Inc. (800) 235-5707
FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company, Inc. (800) 574-8556
UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc. (800) 772-1180
WellPath Select, Inc. (800) 935-7284

Other health plans:

N.C. State Health Plan for Teachers & State Employees (888) 234-2416