Natural Health Union, PO Box 5167, West Hills, CA, 91308, (800)
966-8467, Fax (818) 226-9820.
Covers conventional and alternative providers. Pays up to a specified annual limit
for homeopathic and herbal remedies prescribed by a licensed physician, including
visits to a body worker if prescribed by a physician.
CAM Health Partners, LLC, 5672 Peachtree Pkwy., Norcross, GA 30092, (877) 588-6049,
E-mail: inquiries @canihealthpartners.com.
CAM Health Partners is a national Preferred Provider Organization offering discount
and managed care access to acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopathic
doctors, and other selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners.
CAM Health Partners PPO network-the joint creation of its individual member's networks-is
available to individuals, health plans and employer groups.
CommonWell, PO Box 910, Brookline, MA 02446. Ph: (617) 566-9355. Web address: wwwcommonwell.com
CommonWell contracts with health plans, employers and other groups to provide their
members with: 1) a comprehensive, credentialed network of complementary and alternative
health care providers, and 2) a 24hour call line offering pre-recorded inforination
on self-care, prevention and alternative health care for specific medical problems.
Both of these services are also available through some existing medical discount
HHC Health, 2625 Alcatraz Ave., #303, Berkeley, CA 94705, Ph: (888) 817-5566
Offer the Health and Healing Card. Membership offers discounts on alternative/complementary
health, wellness, and fitness products and services.
Mutual of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha Plaza, Omaha, NE 68175. Ph: (402) 342-7600.
Pays for participants in Dean Ornish's lifestyle heart disease reversal program.
Also covers chiropractic visits and some acupuncture.
Oxford Health Plan, 48 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611, Ph: (800) 889-7546, Web
Oxford, with approximately one and a half million members, is one of the nation's
largest managed care companies. It is the first major health insurer in the country
to offer coverage of preventive medicine using alternative therapies through a credentialed
network. Traditionally, insurance companies have offered limited coverage and most
have not provided a formal provider network.
Oxford's alternative medicine network is comprised of acupuncturists, massage therapists,
chiropractors,registered dietitians, clinical nutritionists, yoga instructors and,
in Connecticut, naturopathic physicians. (Naturopaths are not currently licensed
in New York or New Jersey.) Oxford Health Plans offers coverage to members in New
York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.