8 Secret Healthcare Benefits You're Not Taking Advantage Of (but Should Be)



We normally think of health insurance benefits as the necessities—routine checkups, prescriptions, and visits to the hospital. What most people don’t realize, though, is that their coverage might extend even further, offering discounts or even complete reimbursement for alternative treatments or preventative services.

All healthcare plans are required to cover the 10 “essential” health benefits, like your typical doctor’s appointment. But most plans also offer coverage for non-essential services that fall under alternative therapy or wellness services. The specifics of which services are included and to what extent they’re covered varies by plan and by state, so be sure to check with your provider for more information. In many cases, insurers agree that a good argument and a prescription will send you on your way to savings. Read on for some of the little-known health perks you might qualify for!

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