by Don Ingwerson
Each year I post the latest information on who covers Christian Science care – information that the Federal Committee on Publication office has been collecting for the past several years. Their site, “Insurance plans covering Christian Science care” has been updated with new information that I wanted to pass along to you.
Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. Additionally, 17 Christian Science nursing facilities across the country are Medicare providers, which means individuals who have Medicare Part A can receive reimbursement at those facilities. Furthermore, 23 states have “high risk” insurance plans (for individuals with pre-existing health conditions) that include among their covered benefits Christian Science practitioner and nursing care (find more information here). (Note that qualifications and limits to these benefits vary by plan.)
Christian Science services qualify as tax-deductible medical expenses under Section 213(d) of the IRS code. Because of this, health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can be used for Christian Science care (more information here).
By clicking on the links below, you can find a sampling of insurance plans we have on record that accommodate Christian Science care.
If you are aware of other plans we haven’t listed, please be in touch with our Federal office.
Does the health insurance plan offered by your employer not include Christian Science care services? Write to your employer to ask that Christian Science care services be included as a covered benefit!