It may seem that any elective procedure is unlikely to be covered by your health insurance plan. However, there are some instances when these treatments may actually be clinically indicated and covered by insurance.
Five elective procedures that might be covered under your existing coverage include:
LASIK eye surgery
LASIK eye surgery can restore vision, so you can get rid of your prescription eyeglasses forever! Consumers with work-related flex-spending medical plans may find that they are able to get some assistance in paying for this procedure, in lieu of the continued costs to buy prescription glasses.
If you suffer from depression, you may not yet have a formal diagnosis. However, this doesn't mean that your symptoms don't affect your life on a daily basis. Individuals who suffer from depression may find that they experience the following:
Persistent Apathy or Feelings of Emptiness
If you find that you are unable to care about activities you previously enjoyed, or that you're unable to experience fulfillment from personal relationships, you may be depressed.
A slight amount of curvature in the spine is necessary for proper movement and balance. However, an excessive amount of curvature can be a sign of a problem, such as scoliosis. Children who are diagnosed with childhood scoliosis spines have a lateral curvature in the area of the spine that is normally straight. While this condition doesn't typically cause pain in children, when left untreated, as the child grows older the degree of their spine curvature can increase and cause a number of issues.