This means that a third-party, such as your health insurance plan, reimburses you for healthcare costs. Alberta Health insurance does not cover the services of a registered psychologist, but many extended health insurance plans do.
Look on your statement of benefits (a list of services that your plan
will pay for). Your employer or insurance plan should provide you with
this statement. Note the amounts and conditions, if any, that apply to
psychologists or registered psychologists. Some plans have an annual
limit on what they will cover and will keep reimbursing you until you
reach that limit. Other plans stipulate that they will pay only a
portion of each session. If you are in doubt, call your insurance
company to clarify.
We collect payment up front and provide you with a receipt that you can
submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement. Usually, you'll need
to submit a claim form as well. You should be able to obtain the
appropriate claim forms from your employer, or directly from the
insurance company. After processing the forms, some plans send your
reimbursement check to you in the mail; others may offer direct deposit
into your account.