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Now Accepting Extended Health Benefits — You got em? Use em!

April 21, 2015 Functional Lab Testing, Hormones, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Vitamin Therapy by Aaron Van Gaver

Did you know that Naturopathic Medicine is covered under your Extended Health benefits?

Many of the Health Insurance companies such as Blue Cross, Sun Life. Great West Life etc. all have an amount that you can use towards your Naturopathic visits. In the past, you used to have to pay for the Naturopathic appointment upfront at the time of the visit, and then submit your receipts later- but now, we can bill your Health Insurance company directly and save you having to pay for the appointment up front.

Some of the insurance companies that we can direct bill now include: 

  • Standard Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson & Johnson Group
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Manulife
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Sun Life
  • Desjardins
  • Cowan
  • Blue Cross

Many people aren’t aware that their extended insurance covers Naturopathic medical visits- but most, if not all do!!

Most have a set amount of $300-750/year for “Paramedical visits” which includes Naturopathic Medicine, massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, osteopaths, speech pathologists, psychologists, registered dieticians and acupuncturists.

Take a look at your extended medical health benefits- and don’t forget to take advantage of the Naturopathic benefits!