Starting in 2014, Microsoft employees will have health insurance coverage for acupuncture! This is great news because in the history of the company, Microsoft has never covered acupuncture before. As a self-insured health plan, Microsoft is not required to adhere to state health insurance mandates, meaning that in the past Microsoft did not legally have to cover acupuncture like other insurance companies in Washington state. Microsoft is still self-insured so it voluntarily chose to finally cover acupuncture for its employees.
If you have Microsoft insurance you will need to find an acupuncturist who is a preferred provider with Premera Blue Cross of Washington. Make sure to call Premera to confirm how many visits you have covered per year and to ask if you have a copay, co-insurance, or deductible.
Acupuncture is a safe and proven treatment for a wide variety of medial conditions: http://www.seattleacupuncture.com/acupuncture/traditional-chinese-medicine-can-treat.
If you have questions about acupuncture or insurance coverage for acupuncture do not hesitate to contact me, Monica Legatt
Monica Legatt is a licensed acupuncturist practicing at Downtown Seattle Acupuncture, 509 Olive Way Ste. 1301, Seattle WA 98101 (206) 383-9921 www.seattleacupuncture.com firstname.lastname@example.org