Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

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by Don Ingwerson

Each year I post the current information on who covers Christian Science care – information that the Federal Committee on Publication office has been collecting for the past several years. Here is their latest information:

Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office is actively working to increase the availability of insurance options that cover these types of care. Seventeen Christian Science nursing facilities across the United States are Medicare providers. (Find out which ones from the Commission for Accreditation of Christian Science Nursing Organizations/Facilities, Inc.)

Christian Science services qualify as tax-deductible medical expenses under Section 213(d) of the IRS code. Check out our article on health savings accounts (HSAs) for more information.

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!

Insurance Update on Who Covers Christian Science Care

 

Insurance Update on Who Covers Christian Science Care

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Models used for illustrative purposes

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!

Long term care plans

Insurance Plans Covering Christian Science Care

Insurance Plans Covering Christian Science Care

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by Don Ingwerson

Now that the elections are over, I think reposting this information from the Federal Committee office web site on health insurance for Christian Scientists may be helpful – I encourage you to read it if you missed it before. The article below on insurance is just one of the many items that are presented on this web site. The comments from readers and the answers from the Federal office that follow this article are very informative.

Insurance Plans Covering Christian Science Care

Various 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.

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.

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 let the Federal Committee office know. These plans may also be of use if you’d like to ask your employer or insurance provider to consider covering Christian Science care in the future.

If you encounter difficulties filing a claim for Christian Science care and treatment with any of these insurance providers, please be in touch with the Federal Committee office.

Federal Committee office e-mail <federal@csps.com>

 

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Who Covers Christian Science Care?

Who Covers Christian Science Care?

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There is a great amount of information on the Federal Committee office web site and I encourage you to peruse it. The article below on insurance is just one of the many items that are presented on this web site. The comments from readers and the answers from the Federal office that follow this article are very informative.

Insurance Plans Covering Christian Science Care

Various 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.Continue Reading