Tufts Health Plan Expands Alternative Care Options with Unlimited Acupuncture Coverage

Members gain access to new network of local acupuncturists

November 19, 2019  

Watertown, MA – Tufts Health Plan announced today it is expanding its alternative care options to better serve the diverse needs of its members. Members of fully insured commercial plans, including employer-sponsored plans1 will now have access to unlimited acupuncture coverage with no prior authorization or referrals required, effective on January 1, 2020.
 
Through this new network of acupuncture practitioners, members will now simply pay the same copay or other cost share as a primary care provider or specialist visit depending on their plan. In addition to the new benefit, Tufts Health Plan members can also save on many other wellness programs and services including massage, meditation, stress management, physical fitness programs and brain fitness (Brain HQ) exercises.
 
“Acupuncture has a wide range of uses and can particularly be helpful in the area of pain management,” said Claire Levesque, MD, chief medical officer for commercial products at Tufts Health Plan. “Expanding our acupuncture coverage is just another way we are working to help our members receive the holistic care they need and deserve. This new acupuncture benefit, in conjunction with our discount program ensures alternative health care remains accessible and affordable to our members.”
 
The acupuncture benefit is available to members in fully-insured commercial accounts,1 and members who are part of self-funded employer groups that have purchased the optional benefit. For more information, visit tuftshealthplan.com/choosehealthy

  1. Excluding Tufts Health Direct members