Will my insurance cover the cost of a medical alert device?
Some insurance plans cover the cost of medical alert devices, others do not. The best course of action is to reach out to your insurance plan directly to see if medical alert devices are covered. However, there are some general rules of thumb that can help guide your research.
Medicare A and B do not generally cover medical alert devices.
Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, may cover medical alert devices. Coverage varies by plan, so call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to get the most accurate information.
Medicaid may cover medical alert devices, but it depends on the state. There are a number of different waiver options available. Again, contact your insurance plan for the most accurate information.