Insurance – US Travel Buggy



Depending on your insurance, you could be covered up to 100%! Our products are FDA registered and considered a Class I Power Wheelchair.

Most Employee (Group) and Individual (Personal) Health Insurance Plans provide coverage for durable medical equipment such as electric wheelchairs. Durable medical equipment coverage is usually part of the extended health benefits coverage, which also covers things like prescription drugs, vision care, hospital services and more.

While insurance coverage for durable medical equipment varies, a TYPICAL plan offers 80% to 100% coverage for durable medical equipment up to a maximum of roughly $5,000 to $10,000 per year. Plans will vary.

There are several other options to have your Travel Buggy covered too:

  • Most Unions
  • Worker’s Compensation

How Does the Claims Process Work?

Contact Your Insurer

Contact your insurer directly to find out your coverage and if you qualify

Request a Quote

Contact Travel Buggy to request a quote for your insurer

Obtain Approval

Insurer will provide approval to purchase your Travel Buggy

Will Medicare Cover The Cost?

Medicare is a complicated process that can take months to years to receive approval for an electric wheelchair. In the rare situation that you are approved for an assistive device, Medicare will typically choose to rent the equipment on the patient's behalf, rather than buy it. They also have a very limited selection of products that they offer and will not cover power wheelchairs that are only needed for use outside the home. Although our Travel Buggy electric wheelchairs would meet the requirements for an approved electric wheelchair, the likelihood that you get one through Medicare is very low.

Medicare only covers DME if you get it from a supplier enrolled in Medicare. We are currently not enrolled in Medicare's Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. However, we do bill insurance plans directly for our equipment and supplies.

If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan (commonly referred to as a "supplemental" plan) and need DME, don’t hesitate. Call your Medicare Advantage Plan's primary care provider to find out if your plan will provide the DME. If not, you can appeal the denial of coverage for any DME item or service your plan won’t cover and get an independent review of your request for coverage. And don’t forget to check out your Medicare Advantage Plan's cost-sharing obligation for all services—including "supplemental benefits"—in its Evidence of Coverage document.

Call your Medicare Advantage Plan now and ask about DME coverage options. You can get new care under a new Medicare Advantage Plan.


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