If your insurance is a FSA or Flexible Savings Account alternative healing techniques including Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki are eligible for reimbursement. Below are some excerpts from The FSA Store:
Alternative healer reimbursement is eligible with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a physician with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Alternative healer reimbursement is not eligible with a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).
When is alternative healer reimbursement eligible?
The disciplines that are embraced by alternative healers are not always thought of as legitimate by mainstream physicians, but if one of these treatments could prove useful in a treatment plan for a specific medical condition, a physician can produce a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) for FSA, HSA or HRA reimbursement. This letter must outline how alternative healers will be used to alleviate the issue and how long their treatments will last. If these treatments will last longer than the current plan year, another LMN will have to be provided to the benefits administrator to cover the duration of the treatment.
Check with your insurance provider for details specific to your insurance plan.
Here’s to your health.