More coverage for massage therapy services

May 15, 2019

Training

The annual maximum reimbursement amount for massage therapy services is going up this spring, which is great news for all plan members and their eligible dependents.

Effective June 1, 2019, the maximum reimbursement amount for massage therapy services will increase to $500 annually, up from the current $400 annual cap.

The Board of Trustees approved this increase on April 3, 2019 in response to feedback from plan members.

You might be surprised to learn that massage therapy is the most used paramedical service covered by the Employee Benefit Plans. The reason is that many health system employees must regularly lift, move, and re-position patients in the course of providing care. They also have to perform other strenuous physical activities. As a result, thousands of health-care providers find it beneficial to regularly access massage therapy services to both treat and recover from the many demands of their professions.

By increasing the massage therapy maximum, we as a system are making a direct and tangible investment in the overall well-being of health-care employees and their eligible dependents.

To access this coverage, plan members don’t need to do anything differently; the regular claims submission process applies.


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