Is Homeopathy Covered Under Insurance?

Is Homeopathy Covered Under Insurance?

Is homeopathy covered under insurance?
Unfortunately homeopathy is not covered by the national health insurance plan in Alberta, Canada and is not realistic to expect to be added in the future, especially when so many other complementary therapies are being reduced or discontinued. However, many third party health insurance plans cover the fees for homeopathic consultation. Please inquire with your insurance provider about your individual coverage.

Many insurance companies that offer Extended Health Care Plans cover expenses associated with homeopathic treatment. Please ask your employer for details on your coverage. If a patient’s insurance plan includes homeopathic coverage, they can submit their receipts for homeopathic consultation to their insurance provider.  In case the claim is turned down, submit it again. Sometimes the decision about whether a particular claim is accepted is based on the individual claims adjustor and their actions can be influenced by personal bias against homeopathy, company quotas, or even the person’s emotional state at the time.

Some insurance companies have Health Spending Accounts in their plans, which allow you to choose what eligible service you wish to use it towards your homeopathic treatment.

Currently Certified Classical Homeopaths CSH Registered members are recognised by following insurance companies for supplemental health coverage: Claim Secure, Green Shield, Medavie Blue Cross, Pacific Blue Cross, SunLife. The Canadian Society of Homeopaths is working to expand this list.

Insurance companies will not cover the small expenses of homeopathic medicines because they tend to pay for prescription drugs only, and homeopathic remedies are primarily over-the-counter drugs.

For patients whose insurance policy does not cover homeopathy, Canadian Society of Homeopaths encourage you to contact your claims department and ask for it.  Some insurance companies are saying that there is no demand for homeopathic coverage; however, this is not what is hearing at CSH.  Be very clear about your demands for homeopathic coverage:  You want to be covered for classical homeopathic treatment provided by Certified Classical Homeopath. For tips on working with your health insurance provider to expend your coverage to include homeopathy, please visit www.csoh.ca/Insurance

 

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