If you are in need of a wig or hair topper for medical reasons (Cancer related or Alopecia) you may be eligible for a reimbursement from your current health insurance provider?
The trick is knowing what insurance companies look for. A claim submitted with the term "wig" will more than likely be rejected by insurance companies because it is seen as a cosmetic expense, while referring to the same product as a "Cranial Hair Prosthesis" necessary for medically related hair loss will just as often result in a paid claim as a medical necessity. Along with submitting a written prescription from a medical professional, it is important to send a personal note detailing the psychological effect the hair loss has had on you.
Due to the differences in every individual's insurance policy, this may not work for everyone. This guideline is just for you to reference and to show you how to research if your insurance company covers "Cranial Hair Prosthesis" or something similar. Make sure you review and understand the procedures outlined by your insurance policy as they may differ between carriers. Keep copies of all documentation including the receipt/invoice for your Cranial Hair Prosthesis (may even be a tax deductible medical expense).
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