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Insurance companies may reimburse their customers for the cost of a custom wig, but they do not pay the hair replacement company directly.
If you require a wig or hair piece for an existing medical condition,you may be eligible for reimbursement from your health insurance provider. If you do not have health coverage through an independent insurance provider, you may be eligible to submit your receipts to Internal Revenue Agency, as additional medical expenses.

Insurance companies are only beginning to realize how helpful a medical hair prosthesis can be for someone who has lost their hair due to medical treatments or conditions. Hopefully, through persistence and education, we can change how insurance providers view medical hair replacement for the better.

If you have a medical condition such as Alopecia, Trichotillomania or you’re a cancer patient looking for a chemotherapy wig for hair loss, you may have insurance coverage to offset the cost of your medical wig.

Because wigs for cancer patients and other health conditions, are not for cosmetic purposes, they may qualify for reimbursement covered by your health insurance. Many private insurance companies now cover all or some of the cost of a medical wig as long as you have a prescription. It’s not uncommon to receive reimbursement of 80-100% of the cost of a medical wig.

It’s important to know that in order to qualify, most insurance companies, require a qualifying medical diagnosis given by your treating physician which could make you eligible for reimbursement for your medical wig also called Cranial Prosthesis.