Are diabetes test strips covered by Insurance?

The level of coverage for diabetic supply benefits will often vary from one policy to another. In the case of the individual and small group markets, 46 states have laws requiring comprehensive coverage of diabetes supplies, services and medications. Medicare is required by law to cover blood glucose monitoring supplies, diabetic test strips, insulin pumps and diabetes education services; but the program does not cover oral medications, insulin, or syringes for most seniors in America. The Medicaid program covers or reimburses for most diabetes medications but the program does not always cover diabetes education services or insulin pumps. With regard to large group and special policies, employers have the option to cover specific needs within a policy.

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