Medicaid Coverage

The Wyoming Medicaid program covers:

  • yesNicotine Gum
  • yesNicotine Patch
  • yesNicotine Nasal Spray
  • yesNicotine Lozenge
  • yesNicotine Inhaler
  • yesVarenicline (Chantix)
  • yesBupropion (Zyban)
  • noGroup Counseling
  • yesIndividual Counseling
  • noQuitline

All 7 pharmacotherapy treatments are covered. Individual counseling is covered. There is a maximum of one cessation attempt per year and a duration limit of 42 days for the patch and 84 days for the other medications. A copay is required for all medication.

For more information, please call the Wyoming Department of Medicaid at 307-777-7531, or visit their website at https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/

Note: the Affordable Care Act requires all Medicaid programs cover all tobacco cessation medications beginning January 1, 2014. If a medication is marked here as not being covered, there is not yet evidence that Medicaid has complied with this requirement. Patients should call their Medicaid program and ask how to receive these medications.

Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

All plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace are required to cover tobacco cessation treatment. Specific coverage varies by plan. Check with your insurance plan to find out what is covered.

State Employee Health Plan Coverage

Employees' Group Insurance covers:

  • noNicotine Gum
  • noNicotine Patch
  • yesNicotine Nasal Spray
  • noNicotine Lozenge
  • yesNicotine Inhaler
  • yesVarenicline (Chantix)
  • yesBupropion (Zyban)
  • noGroup Counseling
  • noIndividual Counseling
  • noPhone Counseling

NRT inhaler, nasal spray, bupropion and Chantix are covered. OTC products are not covered. Copays are required for pharmacotherapy products.

For more information, please call the Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Human Resources Division at 800-891-9241 or 307-777-6835, or visit their website at http://personnel.state.wy.us/EGI/Index.htm

Private Insurance Coverage

This state does not require private health insurance plans to cover cessation treatments. Cessation coverage in private health insurance plans varies by employer and/or plan. Smokers with this type of health insurance should contact their insurance plan for information on cessation benefits.

This state does not mandate cessation coverage for private insurance plans.

Quitline

Contact Information: 1-800-QUIT-NOW; https://wyo.quitlogix.org/

Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday-Friday; 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday; 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday

Eligibility to recieve counseling: Wyoming resident and 12 or older. For medication: Wyoming resident and 18 or older.

Medications provided:

  • yesNicotine Gum
  • yesNicotine Patch
  • noNicotine Nasal Spray
  • yesNicotine Lozenge
  • noNicotine Inhaler
  • noVarenicline (Chantix)
  • noBupropion (Zyban)

(Source: North American Quitline Consortium, www.naquitline.org)

American Lung Association Resources

The American Lung Association of Wyoming provides smoking cessation services statewide. Additional options include Freedom From Smoking® Online, a program available 24/7 at http://www.ffsonline.org and the American Lung Association's Lung HelpLine (800-LUNG-USA). For more information about our programs, call 406-442-6556, or visit us at http://www.lungusa2.org/northernrockies/index.html