14. Will my health insurance pay for the couples retreat ?

Possibly.

When your extended health benefit covers the services of a psychologist no retreat costs will be covered (Irene is not a psychologist).

However, when your extended health benefit (in Ontario) covers the services of a social worker or a registered psychotherapist, the counselling portion (not the food and venue costs) of the retreat may be covered through your benefit.

Please note,Couples In Step cannot guarantee that your extended health plan will reimburse the medical portion of the retreat, even when your plan covers social work or registered psychotherapy.

The receipt you receive when you register for the retreat will not have sufficient information on it to submit to your health insurance. At the end of the retreat you’ll receive a medical receipt that may be submitted to your health insurance for reimbursement or that you can use as a medical expense claim on your tax return.

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