Receipts for students seeking reimbursement from their insurance provider

As a yoga teacher, you may be asked to issue receipts to students. Eligible students may wish to submit those receipts to their personal health insurance provider for reimbursement. 

Many insurance companies now regard yoga as a form of complementary and alternative medicine, and providing receipts can help your students receive any reimbursement they may be entitled to. Here are some tips to help you provide evidence for your students:

  • Keep accurate records: Keep accurate records of all payments received from your students, including the date, amount, and purpose of each payment. 
  • Use a receipt template: Consider using a receipt template to ensure that your receipts are professional and include all the necessary information. You can easily find templates online or create your own using a word processing program.
  • Include all necessary information: Make sure to include all the required information on your receipts, including the date of service, your name and business information, the student's name, and the amount paid. Also, include a description of the service provided, such as a "Private Yoga Session" or "Yoga Class."
  • Make sure receipts are legible: Ensure that your receipts are understandable and easy to read. If your receipts need to be clearer and easier to read, they may not be accepted by the insurance company.
  • Provide receipts in a timely manner: Make sure to provide receipts to your students in a timely manner, either at the time of payment or soon after. This can help prevent any delays in their reimbursement process.

Providing receipts can also help you build trust and credibility with your students, as well as help you keep accurate records for your own financial tracking.