ICBC is changing the way they manage and carry out injury claims for people injured in car accidents. They created a care-based insurance model that focuses on ease of access to health services. We are working with ICBC to provide a streamlined approach to your health after an accident. We will be offering direct billing to ICBC for many orthopaedic services to help you recover from any injuries.
This new system will take effect April 1st, 2019, which means if you have an accident after that date, your insurance claim will use the new care-based program.
With ICBC’s new injury claim process, they’ve allotted a certain amount of treatments and additional funding available with direct billing for more services than before. The following services that Acacia offers now covered by ICBC: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Clinical Counselling. Once you start your claim, your ICBC claim adjuster will provide you with details of what is covered under your Accident Benefits for medical care and treatment. With your claim number, you can book in with any of the services mentioned above.*
* Depending on the treatment, the amount of coverage available can vary. It can cover the whole treatment, or a large portion of the treatment. Whatever isn’t covered through ICBC, you will be able to pay the balance. If you have health benefits through your work, or your spouse’ work, you can submit the balance to them for reimbursement (these amounts are not eligible for direct billing).
Many studies have proven that receiving rehabilitation and treatment in the immediate weeks following an MVA with dramatically reduce symptoms and improve overall recovery from accident-related injuries (1).