Benefits Canada: Time for more hands-on management of massage therapy benefits?
Benefits Canada published an article last week questioning the management of massage therapy benefits.
The post outlines a list of cost management options for employees, including cost sharing measures, and consider limiting coverage to employees only (deny coverage to dependants). The author also suggests using alternative therapies to reduce stress and tension, such as breathing techniques, yoga and mindfulness meditation.
The author ends:
“While many employees use massage therapy for a genuine need, if too many people are taking advantage of it, plan sponsors may need to reduce or eliminate coverage, which could result in a financial hardship for those who actually need it.”
What do you think?