Tufts Health Freedom Plan Expands Alternative Care Options with Unlimited Acupuncture Coverage

Members gain access to new network of local acupuncturists as part of Tufts Health Freedom Plan’s commitment to expand alternative care options

December 19, 2019  

Concord, NH – Tufts Health Freedom Plan announced today it will provide access to unlimited acupuncture coverage for members with fully insured commercial plans, including employer-sponsored plans. This new benefit is part of Tufts Health Freedom Plan’s efforts to expand alternative care options and better serve the diverse needs of its members.

Through this new network of acupuncture practitioners, members will pay the same copay or other cost share as a primary care provider visit depending on their plan. No prior authorization or referrals will be required, and the coverage is effective as of January 1, 2020. 

This new benefit complements a variety of other wellness programs and services Tufts Health Freedom Plan members can save on, including massage, meditation, stress management, physical fitness programs, and brain fitness (Brain HQ) exercises. 

“We’re pleased to expand acupuncture coverage, which is part of our mission of delivering affordable and accessible alternative health care options for our members,” said Gerri Vaughan, president of Tufts Health Freedom Plan. “Acupuncture is a valuable tool for a variety of conditions, including pain management, and this new benefit helps ensure our members can access quality holistic care.” 

The acupuncture benefit is available to members in fully-insured commercial accounts, and members who are part of self-funded employer groups that have purchased the optional benefit.