Let's Help a Child One Strand at a Time
Helping Every Little Girl/Teenager 1 Strand at a Time
What makes The Wig Tailor different from our competitors is the passion that is behind the brand and the urge to wanting to help others, especially those that have become victims to hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia and other medical conditions. Children who suffer with this is a devastating situation in our society. Our children are our future. Let's help them keep that desire and drive to want to overcome this obstacle and overcome the world by building up the confidence back with a Cranial Prosthesis.
We want to be active in helping women and girls everywhere feel glamorous. Cancer is a huge epidemic among children. According to The Truth 360, "Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States. (Source: National Cancer Institute). Each year in the United States, approximately 13,500 children and adolescents 18 and under are diagnosed with cancer, that’s more than a classroom of kids a day. (Sources: Center for Disease Control and Children’s Oncology Group). One out of every 300 males and one out of every 333 females in America will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. (Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology). More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. (Source: CureSearch). Approximately 20 percent of all children with cancer will die for their disease, asecondary cancer, or complications from treatment. (National Cancer Institute). The causes of most pediatric cancers remain a mystery and cannot be prevented. (American Cancer Society). Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class or geographic region. (Source: Centers for Disease Control data)
Health Insurance Coverage
When suffering hair loss due to medical reasons such as chemotherapy, alopecia, Trichotillomania, or other medical conditions, request a "Full Cranial Prosthesis" precription from your physician. Requesting a Full Cranial Prosthesis" enables it to be covered under most medical insurance policies.
Medical procedure codes S8095 and A9282 some insurance companies cover the cost for a Cranial Prosthesis.
Below are a some companies that pay the cost of a Cranial Prosthesis:
John Hancock Insurance Company
Metropolitan Life (80%)
Blue Cross /Blue Shield (80-100%)
Metropolitan Educator of New York (80-100%)
Prudential Life Insurance (80-100%)
Emerald Health Network (100%)
Med Choice Provident Mutual (80%)
Ohio Health Choice
Midwest Benefits Corp.
Steps to Follow:
1. Call Your Health Insurance Provider and check the coverage on your policy to see if it covers a "Full Cranial Prosthesis" for medical hair loss. If it is covered, ask them to explain their procedure for obtaining payment for the full cranial prosthesis.
*Please Note: Insurance claims and/or prescriptions must be obtained through your insurance company for reimbursement.
be reimbursed, others will pay for your prosthesis upfront.
2. Complete any other insurance forms and be sure they are signed by your physician.
3. Request your physician to write a prescription for a "full cranial prosthesis" not a wig. Ask your physician to also write a letter explaining hair loss and its effects and have him state that it is not simply for cosmetic reasons but for emotional well being as well.
4. Keep copies of all of your documentation and invoices for tax exempt purposes. Portions of unpaid items by insurance may be tax deductible. Follow the instructions that you were given by your health insurance provider to submit the prescription so that you can obtain payment.
5. Notify us about your need for alternative hair and we will send you a receipt for a Cranial Prosthesis.
6. Make sure to send the sales receipt for a Cranial Prosthesis to your insurance company, along with your completed insurance form and remember to have it signed by your physician.
*Please Note: Insurance Companies ONLY grant reimbursement for a Cranial Prosthesis, NOT a wig.
How To Apply for a Grant or Voucher to Cover your Full Cranial Prosthesis
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation, NAAF, has established the Ascot Fund. This special pre-purchase program provides financial assistance toward the purchase of a hairpiece to individuals who have alopecia areata and are struggling financially. To find out if you qualify, please contact them below:
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
14 Mitchell Blvd.San Rafael, CA 94903
PO Box 150760
San Rafael, CA 94915-0760
How You Can Help
Helping a little girl, a teenager, or an adult one strand at a time, we believe will make a change. No longer will they feel less than their peers. By us working together we can make a huge imprint on the way young girls view their situation. With your donation, we will travel to the deserving child to deliver their wig to them.
Here's how you can help; you have the option to give a monetary donation or a wig donation. For more info, or you want to lend a helping hand, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our monetary donation requirement is a minimum of $5, $10, $20 ,and $50. Your donation goes toward providing a child with a lace wig.
You can also donate a lace wig to a child at the price of $200.
We accept check or money order via mail
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