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Three Ways Having Insurance for Rehab Helps Recovery

Three Ways Having Insurance for Rehab Helps Recovery

Addiction is finally beginning to get the public attention and medical attention it needs. As insurance coverage changes in response to several new laws, rehab and recovery services are more likely to be offered and to be covered by insurance. In 2013 Congress passed the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act, which required insurers to cover substance abuse treatment services in the same manner and to the same degree as other health services....

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How Do I Find Out How Much Treatment Insurance I Have?

How Do I Find Out How Much Treatment Insurance I Have?

Many different provisions affect the rate at which health insurance covers given medical conditions. Determining the extent of addiction coverage that policies provide begins with reading the provided information thoroughly. It can be helpful to understand ways in which policies may differ. When people purchase health insurance, they should receive documents that explain their coverage. These include Summary Plan Descriptions and Evidence of...

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Can I Get Coverage for Process Addictions?

Can I Get Coverage for Process Addictions?

Process addictions (PAs) are also known as behavioral addictions. A 2013 article in the journal The Professional Counselor defines them as “compulsive-like behavior that interferes with normal living and which causes significant negative consequences in  [people’s] family, work and social life.“ Common PAs include gambling, sex, exercise, eating and internet addiction. Process addictions have been studied less extensively than substance...

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Finding the Balance between Premiums and Deductibles

Finding the Balance between Premiums and Deductibles

When making purchases most people seek to optimize their funds and to get as much value for their money as possible. Because of the multitudes of variables and the nature of the product, deciding how best to do that when purchasing health insurance can sometimes seem challenging. One of the major questions to consider is how best to balance the amount spent on premiums and deductibles. Purchasing insurance is different than purchasing durable...

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