Does Health Insurance Cover Medical Alert Systems?

What are medical alert systems? How do they work? Who needs them? Who sells them? How much do they cost? And, perhaps most importantly, does health insurance cover them?

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”

Most Americans who watch TV have heard that iconic line at least once in the last 30 or so years.

Although LifeCall, the company behind the catchphrase, first aired it in a 1989 commercial, it has regularly used it in the decades since.

Fortunately, it introduced millions to the technology known as medical alert systems.

Unfortunately, it didn’t do much more than that. …

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