Will insurance pay for my wig?
Recently a customer came in to buy a wig. Alopecia had caused her hair to thin to a point where she wasn’t comfortable anymore. As she was leaving I mentioned that she should find out if her insurance might contribute toward the cost of the wig. She called me today, ecstatic, to let me know that her insurance pays for 80% of the cost of the wig!
If you ask your insurance company if they cover the cost of wigs the answer will likely be no. However, if you asked about cranial prostheses the answer can be positive. A wig is considered cranial prostheses.
How it’s done?
You’ll need a prescription with the diagnoses code from your doctor. After you’ve chosen your wig you receive a receipt for a cranial prosthesis to submit with your insurance claim. It’s as simple as that. You may be surprised at how much of the cost is covered.
If you've purchased a wig from Freeda and believe your insurance will cover it, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a cranial prosthesis receipt.