Understanding How Insurance Benefits Impact Addiction Treatment

Understanding How Insurance Benefits Impact Addiction Treatment

The stigma surrounding drug and alcohol abuse is heavy. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you may feel weighed down by shame, and you may wonder if there’s a safe place to turn. You’re not alone; statistics show that of the 23 million people in the United States battling addiction, only 10% seek and find the help they need.  Understanding How Insurance Benefits Impact Addiction Treatment may help ease access to treatment.

One reason why many people avoid getting treatment is because they think that rehab will be too expensive to afford due to how addiction treatment has been historically approached. However, because addition is a public health issue, the local, state, and federal government entities are invested in giving more people access to treatment services. For those who have insurance it is important to have an understanding how insurance benefits impact addiction treatment.

Did you know that addiction is legally defined as a diagnosable medical condition, and that 43 U.S. states currently require commercial group health insurers to cover addiction treatment? Or the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008 makes it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against patients because of addiction, and requires coverage for mental and substance abuse disorders be offered at parity with standard medical conditions? Or under the Affordable Care Act, drug addiction is not a pre-existing condition and treatment for it cannot be denied?

Not all, but many types of insurance will cover addiction treatment. At Better Tomorrow, our goal is to help everyone who is struggling with substance abuse find help, healing, and hope for the future. If you are hesitant to seek help because you are not sure you will be able to afford it, it is completely FREE to call our West Palm Beach addiction recovery center at +1 561-264-5714 and verify whether or not we accept your insurance! We will look up your coverage and tell you whether or not our addiction treatment services are covered under your plan. If not, we will be able to guide you towards other options.

Below are a few examples of the types of major medical insurance coverage that Better Tomorrow commonly accepts. You can also follow these links to verify your coverage or use them to help get insurance if you are in need, but even if your insurance is not on this list, we may accept it! A short phone call is all it will take to determine how much your coverage may cost for our treatment programs.

United Healthcare



Blue Cross Blue Shield


NY Ship



Sunshine Health



United Medical Resources

Addiction is an illness, and treatment is the cure. Don’t let the fear of cost get in the way when your treatment may be covered! Call us for free at +1 561-264-5714 to learn more and check whether we accept your insurance.

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