Is acupuncture available through my health insurance?

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Is acupuncture available through my health insurance?

Quite possibly! Acupuncture is available through many health insurance policies. Each insurance provider is different though, so you need to check with your provider to make sure that you are covered. Many health insurance providers cover acupuncture when treated by an acupuncturist who is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Below is a table of some of the insurance providers who do and don’t cover Acupuncture by BAcC practitioners. If your provider isn’t listed I recommend that you contact them directly to check.

Even if your insurance provider is listed as not providing coverage here, it may be worth calling them to check and get the most up to date information directly from them, as more companies are adding acupuncture over time.

If you work for a large company it’s also worth checking to see if you are entitled to any coverage through them. Many companies will subsidise health treatments such as acupuncture for their employees.

Insurance providers that cover BAcC MembersInsurance providers that do not cover acupuncture.
ACTPlanAXA PPP Healthcare
Aviva Health UK LimitedWHA
Buck & Willis Health Care Ltd.BCWA
Bupa Cashplan (not BUPA)BUPA
ClinicareExeter Friendly Society
CS HealthcareGuardian Healthcare
Forester HealthLegal & General Assurance Society Ltd
HealthshieldManchester Unity Healthcare
Hospital Saturday Fund
HSA
HSF
Leeds Hospital Fund
Legal & General Healthcare
Medicash
Medisure
Pinnacle PLC
Royal & Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance
Standard Life Health Care
Sun Alliance Health Insurance
Westfield
WPA
April 1st, 2015|