Do you deal directly with my extended health insurance company to get reimbursed for the cost of my custom foot orthotic?
The simple answer is no.
For this reason, please make sure that you have extended health benefits for your custom foot orthotic before you decide to go ahead and order your custom foot orthotic. Normally the whole cost of the custom foot orthotic is paid for in advance of receiving the custom foot orthotic. We provide you with all of the necessary documentation for you to get reimbursed by your extended health insurance company.
The extended health insurance companies expect you to pay in full for your custom foot orthotic before you get reimbursed.
You may also need a prescription from you family doctor for your custom foot orthotic device. Some insurance companies will accept the prescription from a chiropodist or podiatrist.
Please check with your benefits department of your employer or the insurance company for the exact amount of your custom foot orthotic benefit. The custom foot orthotic benefit may depend on the type of extended health benefit policy your employer has purchased from a insurance company.
Your employer can choose from two types extended health benefit plans. Your employer can buy an extended health benefit insurance policy from the insurance company to cover the health costs of their employees. The level of reimbursement for custom foot orthotic may be $400 or higher. Your employer may have decided to self fund the health benefits for their employees and arrange for a insurance company to administer the benefits. This option is much cheaper for the employer. The level of reimbursement for custom foot orthotic may be lower than $400.