Understandably, one of the top concerns for people regarding treatment is cost. Thankfully, US law stipulates that health insurers need to cover behavioral health issues in the same way they cover physical health ailments. According to SAMHSA’s 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), “Health insurers and group health plans to provide the same level of benefits for mental and/or substance use treatment and services that they do for medical/surgical care.” Additionally, the Affordable Care Act “further expands the MHPAEA’s requirements by ensuring that qualified plans offered on the Health Insurance Marketplace cover many behavioral health treatments and services.”
Anthem’s health plans provide coverage for more than 73 million people in the US – including comprehensive behavioral health coverage. Anthem and its affiliated health plans have a large network of providers located across the US, so finding the right recovery options for you or your loved one should not be difficult.