Health Insurance and Tax Claims
VHI, Laya Healthcare and Aviva Hiberian Health all recognise that members of the British Acupuncture Council are properly trained acupuncturists. As a result these health insurance companies will contribute towards the cost of your treatments at my practice - the exact amount depends on what plan you are on and what other eligible costs you accumulate in a year.
The Revenue Commissioners have offset the costs of acupuncture from me against patients' tax liability. Some Divisions of Revenue require a note from your GP recommending you have acupuncture, other Divisions have simply accepted my receipt - you can claim the amount you have not been recouped by your health insurance company on Form Med 1 which is available from the Revenue Commissioners.