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StickyJ Medical ID and sister company Thoughtful Impressions have been family owned and operated for more than 23 years. The company is led by CEO Lori Torman, who has an eye for great quality and classic styles. In the early days of medical id bracelets (we're talking 1960's), medical alert bracelets were pretty boring -- basically engraved metal tags with curb link chains. The same styles were offered for children, just smaller (no wonder kids didn't want to wear them). And, by the end of the 20th century things hadn't improved that much. Lori was among the first to recognize that medical id's could be fashion conscious, and in 2005 launched designs in leather as well as stainless, and introduced polyester kids medical id bracelets that had cute designs. The sport strap line of child medical id's she introduced nearly 20 years ago is still the most popular line of children's medical jewelry on the market today, but now we've added Minecraft Medical ID bracelets for Kids and Adults, and we now produce more than 100 different styles of medical alert bracelets and necklaces for men and women. Our engraved bracelets are individually custom engraved by our team of master engravers, shipped within three (M-F) business days from the date you order, and all products come with a 90 warranty against manufacturing defects. Please come and shop with us today. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

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Will Medicare Pay for Medical Alert Systems?

Will Medicare Pay for Medical Alert Systems?

19th Apr 2022


The possibility of being unable to reach your home or mobile phone to dial 911 after a slip and fall accident or other medical emergency is very real to many US seniors and those with serious chronic medical conditions. Especially for those who live alone, wearing a medical alert pendant or wristband is the safest and most convenient way to have quick 24/7 access to emergency medical services, should you need them. Many of these medical alert systems don’t even require you to necessarily push a button – if you fall and the device is jarred, that can also send the necessary signal to the emergency dispatch center.

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But given the life-saving ability of medical alert systems and their wide availability, these devices can also be somewhat expensive. Thus, it’s not surprising that one of the first questions people ask before investing in one for themselves or their loved ones is: Will Medicare pay for it?

Does Medicare Cover Emergency Medical Alert Systems?

Unfortunately, standard Medicare (Parts A & B) do NOT cover medical alert systems. Part A covers hospital visits, skilled nursing care, and home health & hospice; and Part B covers doctor’s visits, outpatient care, ambulatory care, and some medical equipment. But neither will touch medical alerts.

That said, Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C) or “Medigap” Plans may cover medical alert systems. It depends on the particular private insurer and policy that’s involved and on the type of medical alert to be covered.

It is possible to find affordable health insurance policies that will indeed cover these devices, but you have to do the research. Follow the link and you can find them here along with online assistance in selecting the plan that works best for you!

Make Your Medical Alert “Medical Jewelry!”

stainless steel medical bracelet for men

As you’re looking for a MA or other health insurance plan that will cover your medical alert system, you should already be thinking about which alert you want to get.

And besides selecting a particular monitoring service, think about what it is you will be wearing 24/7 on your body. Medical alerts may not be “fashion statements,” but they can be made attractive and made to blend into your attire.

You can get “medical jewelry” in the form of bracelets or necklaces that contain your alert. These can be made of rose gold, sterling silver, or other quality materials. They can be engraved with the text of your choosing. And information like your name, medical condition, any allergies you have, and emergency contact numbers can be included on them.

Other Ways to Pay for Medical Alert Systems

But getting back to how to pay for your medical alert, even if you don’t opt for an MA Plan that covers it; there are a few other possibilities.

First of all, flex spending accounts DO COVER medical alert systems (including bracelets and medical jewelry!) Flex spending accounts are tax-free havens, which in effect saves you money on any healthcare expenses you use them for. But, aside from $500 carryover under the ACA, it’s a use it or loses it proposition come the end of the year – so all the more reasons to use your flex spending dollars up, and why not on medical alerts if you need them anyway?

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Second, contact your state HR Department, Department of Aging, or other agency that concerns itself with senior issues, and you may be able to qualify for subsidies that apply to medical alert systems.

Third, Medicaid pays for some medical alerts, but not all. In some states, you get a certain amount of Medicaid funds and can use them for any reasonably health-related needs. In other states, you may have to get a waiver from Home & Community Based Services under Medicaid to use Medicaid for medical alert systems.

If you live in a nursing home, you might qualify to have your device covered under the “Money Follows the Person” program so you can live at home or with a relative.

There’s usually a way to get at least some insurance coverage towards your new medical alert system if you’re a senior and have a valid medical need for one. So don’t give up trying if you meet a couple of roadblocks – there’s almost always a way. You just have to find it!