Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) can be covered by many Extended Health Benefit Plans, however, this depends on the package your employer or company purchased from the insurance company such as Blue Cross, Sun Life, Great-West Life, Manulife & Green Shield… The details are outlined in the policy purchased.
Tips to find if you are covered for counseling therapy under your plan.
1- Consult with your HR department to find out how to find the policy, which details the specifics of your company’s extended health plan (often provided in a booklet, on a website or via telephone);
2- Packages usually outline which therapist/counsellor/psychotherapist credentials are covered by the insurance plan; specifically, you might ask if your insurance plan covers Registered Clinical Counsellor Fees;
3- Request information on the yearly maximum for counselling expense reimbursement; the deductible or the per cent of coverage for each visit.