VERY IMPORTANT: IN ORDER TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, CHECK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR MASSAGE INSURANCE PROVIDER AS TO WHAT THEY WILL COVER AND HOW THEY WILL DO SO, BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR SESSION! Some providers/plans may require a doctor's referral or even pre-approval for treatment. Some providers will cover a certain amount per hour of treatment. Some will cover a certain percentage or amount per session. All policies have different amounts available for the year, which reset January 01 each year. Some provide "instant" direct billing confirmation, while others can take several weeks. You are responsible for the full payment, even if your insurance company changes their mind.
At this time, I can handle direct billing for:
- Alberta Blue Cross (Including Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan - ASEBP)
- telus eClaims - click the link and scroll to "Participating Insurers" to view images for the insurance companies they broker for. (Info subject to change at any time.)
- Provider Connect - click the link to view images for the insurance companies they broker for. (Info subject to change at any time.)
- Medavie (RCMP, DND, Veterans Affairs) VAC APPROVED.
- Sun Life - Note that they require you to fill out a 3 page form giving me permission to direct bill for you. That should be implicit. It's a silly requirement, and I have complained about it. I can email the form, if desired, but most patients pay and then claim later. Also, we have had issues reported by patients and my association with Sun Life. My recommendation is to pay for the session directly, and submit the receipt directly to Sun Life.
If you do not find your insurance provider among those listed, contact me and I will try to make arrangements with them as soon as possible.
Although I may not have arrangements with other insurance companies, in Alberta, they should still accept your valid receipts for reimbursement according to the policy you have with them. For Saskatchewan residents (and residents of other jurisdictions), you will have to verify with your insurance company, directly. In any case, valid receipts are always provided.