As demand for complementary medicine increases and its beneficial effects become more widely recognized, more and more private health insurance companies are offering cover for acupuncture.
Each private health insurance sets its own criteria for payment of claims for acupuncture treatment and many approve treatment by British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) members. Policy details vary and although some health insurance companies require a signed referral to the acupuncturist from either a GP or a consultant, there are many policies that do not require referrals.
Aviva Health UK Limited
Leeds Hospital Fund
Legal & General Healthcare
Royal & Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance
PruHealth (previous Standard Life Health Care)
Sun Alliance Health Insurance