...Chinese herbal medicine is enjoying a resurgence, and a growing number of people are searching for policies that cover the medicine.
(PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Pacific Prime clients with AXA PPP are now seeing cover for Chinese herbal medicine as the international medical insurance provider recently announced the added benefit in its annual products review. Individual and small corporate clients with AXA PPP's International Health Plan (IHP) will be able to take advantage of the newly added coverage.
In many areas around the world, Chinese herbal medicine is enjoying a resurgence, and a growing number of people are searching for policies that cover the medicine. AXA PPP has noticed the demand and has adjusted its plans accordingly.
Chinese herbal medicine has been added as part of complementary practitioner charges. A complementary practitioner is a specialist who is registered to practice as a homeopath, acupuncturist, osteopath or chiropractor where the treatment is given. According to the AXA PPP handbook, medical practitioners' fees for treatments in hospitals, surgical procedures, consultations, out-patient diagnostic tests and vaccinations are eligible for benefits and subject to any limits of the policy.
On individual and small corporate plans, AXA PPP will pay in full for the herbal medicine and up to 15 sessions per year at US $160 (€125) per session for a client with a Prestige Plus level plan. The same benefit on Prestige and Comprehensive levels is included within the complementary practitioner benefit limit and charges up to US $480 (€380) each year for all the complementary practitioner treatments. Clients on the Standard level of IHP that want cover for Chinese herbal medicine must add out-patient treatment where complementary practitioner charges including Chinese herbal medicine are limited to US $320 (€250).
It is recommended for clients to call the insurer prior to receiving any treatment so they can confirm that they will pay the medical practitioner's, physiotherapist's or complementary practitioner's fees in full.
To read more about the recent changes to AXA PPP's International Health Plan and Chinese herbal medicine, visit http://www.pacificprime.com/resources/news/2013/11/01/axa-ppp-herbal-medicine/.