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Highmark Insurance for Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction can be a serious, debilitating, and life-threatening condition that can hinder all aspects of a person’s life. Highmark recognizes the importance of detox and rehabilitation programs and provides coverage options to help patients cover the costs they incur during treatment.1

Below are some frequent topics of interest that may help you better understand your Highmark insurance coverage.

American Addiction Centers (AAC) strives to provide you with the most updated information on each carrier’s addiction insurance coverage, but policy changes and errors do occur. Please check with your insurance carrier directly to confirm coverage levels.

Does Highmark Cover Addiction Treatment?

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Highmark provides marketplace insurance plans that cover some or all the costs of drug and alcohol rehab programs. If you have Highmark health insurance and are searching for a drug and alcohol treatment facility that is covered by your plan, American Addiction Centers (AAC) is here to help.

Highmark typically provides some level of coverage for substance abuse rehabilitation programs since substance abuse is considered an illness. The amount of coverage depends on your plan, so the amounts and types of coverage vary. There may also be coverage available if you have been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental illness that contributed to your drug or alcohol addiction.

Highmark covers a variety of rehabilitation programs, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. Be sure to carefully review your Summary of Benefits or speak with a Highmark representative to accurately determine your coverage prior to undergoing treatment.

How to Check Your Insurance Benefits?

Before choosing the right rehab treatment center for you, check your Highmark policy benefits to determine which costs will be covered by your insurance company and which will be out-of-pocket for you. Call the number on the back of your insurance card or log in to your account on Highmark’s website to learn more about what your specific policy plan covers.

Knowing exactly what your Highmark plan covers can give you peace of mind while you or your loved one is in rehab. You can do the work of getting and staying sober without worrying about unexpected costs or financial struggles. For more information on Highmark insurance plans and to check what your plan covers, call , click here, or fill out the form below.

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