Insurance coverage for clients
Holistic nutritionist services will not be covered by Provincial health care plans such as OHIP but may be covered by some extended health policies.
This is a list of insurance companies where IONC members have successfully obtained payment for clients with 3rd party coverage.
Blue Cross (except Ontario &BC)
Great West Life
Please remind your clients that it is their responsibility to check the specific terms and conditions governing extended health benefits to see if the policy includes nutritional counseling.
Many policies will only cover the services of regulated health professionals .
Make it known to your clients with Health spending Accounts or wellness spending Accounts that Each Benefit plan will have its own customized list of eligible expenses and registered associations.
Make it known to your clients that they can approach their employer to request coverage for nutritional counseling and ROHP /RNCP services if they haven’t already done so.
You can help by issuing every client with an IONC generated holistic nutrition counseling receipt and offering them a template to give to their HR department.
(Both available from IONC office)