What’s more fun than talking about health benefits? Basically everything. That said, I’ve witnessed firsthand a shift in employee benefits to more of a focus on wellness and prevention, and it truly is a beautiful thing. Check out how you can get the most of each pillar of my practice (nutrition counseling, supplements, and lab testing) through your health benefits:
I currently take only BlueCross BlueShield, which is a provider that embodies both a broad reach for coverage and a focus on overall wellbeing. If you do have BlueCross BlueShield, here is the process to check coverage:
Plans vary and some require copays, in person sessions vs. telehealth, or only a certain number of visits. That said, I have seen many cases where patients are 100% covered. I take BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, and other states could be potentially covered as well.
If you are not covered or have another insurance provider, HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards are another possibility if nutrition counseling is an eligible category for you.
Please note that I am only accepting telehealth patients at this time.
If you are currently working with me or have worked with me before, you know that I recommend most of my supplements through Fullscript, where past and current clients/ patients can receive 10% off all year and are eligible for the 20% off discounts a few times a year. They dispense some of the top high quality brands that I have been recommending anyway, including Thorne, Designs for Health and Pure Encapsulations. Some additional good news? They also accept HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards that are optimized for online payments. Ensure you only use your Health Savings Account for eligible items. Also, be mindful that if your plans reset at the end of the year (like most do), stocking up on supplements at the end of the year is an excellent use of these resources instead of letting that money go to waste.
This can get a bit trickier, and another reason why I love our free initial consultation. Certain blood labs have the potential to be covered by insurance in your routine blood work, and I often discuss what I would recommend so you can check coverage with your PCP.
Otherwise, the company that I order blood labs through is DHA Laboratory, and the out of pocket cost is significantly lower than what you would bill for insurance. Other functional labs that I use, like the GI Map or DUTCH test, are out of pocket tests as well. The cost of these is invoiced through my practice, and you do have the potential to use FSA or HSA as well.
Again, the free consultation is the best way to clarify all of this. Simply fill out this application form and we will be in touch. During my free consultation, I deep dive into a “My Symptom Questionnaire” to take all of this to another level and really help you understand your body. All visits are telehealth and I do have insurance options.