For those of you whose insurance plan is based on a calendar year (1/1-12/31), your insurance plan requires that you must first meet your deductible amount specific to your plan.
What is a deductible? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a deductible is “A fixed dollar amount during the benefit period – usually a year – that an insured person pays before the insurer starts to make payments for covered medical services.” Click here for the legal definition. This means that, if your insurance plan has a deductible, you must pay whatever that amount is out-of-pocket before your insurance will begin paying.
What does that mean for you here at New Seattle Massage? Until you meet your deductible amount either with us or at another healthcare facility, we will be asking you to pay your insurance company’s “full pay” amount at the time of service. They are as follows:
Premera& Lifewise: $59
Group Health: $60
First Choice: $60
Once you have met your deductible amount, you will be able to resume paying your regular copay or co-insurance amounts. If you have any questions or concerns, it is best to consult your insurance company for an explanation of what your plan entails, however please do not hesitate to call us at (206) 632- 5074. We are happy to help you.
Thank you for your cooperation!