How can we help you? Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift? 1 out of 2 found this helpful Unfortunately, Medicare and most private insurances do not cover the costs of a stair lift at this time. Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0) Category: General Related Questions How long do the batteries last? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? How does the stair lift attach to the stairs? Are stair lifts safe?