Insurance

Ounce of Prevention

Managing your risk comes with the territory

Originally published in ASCP's Skin Deep, April/May 2007. Copyright 2007. Associated Skin Care Professionals. All rights reserved.

A man sues a woman he’s dating for the return of expensive gifts he bought her after she refused to become his fourth wife.

A woman claims a bad hair treatment at a salon was so emotionally upsetting to her that she successfully sued because she could no longer work her two jobs.

CAM Coverage

Body Talk

Employers continue to show acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine as companions to, or in lieu of, traditional, allopathic care. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust, employers are providing insurance coverage for acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage in greater numbers. In fact, coverage for acupuncture jumped from 33 percent to 47 percent between 2002 and 2004, and the percentage for chiropractic jumped from 79 percent to 87 percent during that same time.