Have you been denied coverage for your vitiligo treatments? You do have recourse. Follow the step-by-step guide below to appeal your health plan’s decision:

  • Find out if your health plan covers vitiligo treatments.Your insurance company may already cover vitiligo treatments. Call your health insurance organization to find out what is (then please send us the link, if there is one, so we can post it.)
  • Calculate the cost of vitiligo. Use your answers to help convince your insurance plan that you deserve reimbursement for treatments. Or, if you have to pay for treatments out-of-pocket, the info on this page may help you to see that the investment makes economic, as well as emotional, sense.
  • Download a Letter of Medical Necessity  Add evidence to your case, download this Letter of Medical Necessity and have your doctor submit it to your insurance company as proof that your vitiligo needs treatment. Feel free to add to it or modify it.
  • Download Vitiligo Preauthorization Request Form. Similar to the Letter of Medical Necessity, this form should be completed by your physician and submitted to your insurance company. It demonstrates that you’ve been diagnosed with vitiligo, lists the treatments that you’ve tried (and that have been unsuccessful), and states the treatment that your physician is recommending next.
  • Download Medical Insurance Statement Form for the purchase of a home-use phototherapy device.
  • Looking to purchase a home phototherapy device to treat vitiligo? You may be able to receive reimbursement for your home-use phototherapy device. Download useful forms and learn more about phototherapy and insurance coverage.
  • Consider participating in research trials. While not technically insurance-related… research or “clinical” trials are another potential avenue for anyone seeking treatment for hyperhidrosis. Clinical trials help to further medical science’s understanding of a condition and its therapy. To learn more about clinical trials, how they can make treatment more affordable (even free), and whether you may be eligible to participate in a vitiligo trial, visit our research opportunities page.