Anthem is a part of Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of the world’s largest health insurance providers, and has 38.5 million members (or 1 in 8 Americans) of its own. Unlike Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem is only offered in 14 states across the country, including California, New York, Colorado, and Georgia. With 58,000 associates on board, Humana works to remain accountable, caring, innovative, and trustworthy, as well as easy to do business with. Socially, 55,000 employee hours have been volunteered to Anthem communities and $4.6 million has been raised through Anthem’s Employee Giving Program.
At Anthem, values include leadership, community, integrity, agility, and diversity. The mission statement of the company reads “Improving Lives and Communities. Simplifying Healthcare. Expecting more.” Anthem offers medical, dental, vision, Medicare, and Medicaid to its members.
What Does Anthem Cover?
As with most health insurance companies, Anthem members receive coverage based on a variety of factors specific to them, such as where they are located, what their plan is, and what types of services they are looking to obtain. Some services may be fully covered while others are partially covered. In some instances, some services might not be covered at all. It is imperative for Anthem members to always check with an Anthem representative to ensure what his or her plan covers prior to making any health-related decisions.
Specific to substance use disorders and professional addiction treatment, Anthem provides coverage that is similar to that offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield. For the treatment of substance use disorders, the following services and programs are offered coverage:
- Acute inpatient hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Partial hospitalization
- Residential treatment
In addition to these services, Anthem provides access to care members who can help members find resources to help in their treatment of a substance use disorder.
It is important to note that when looking to obtain treatment for a substance use disorder, Anthem might not approve coverage if the services being requested are not in concert with the needs of the member. Coverage also might not apply to those who require severe or minimal addiction treatment, however, it is always important to inquire about this before making any treatment-related decisions.
Verifying Insurance and Finding the Most Appropriate Treatment
If you are a member of Anthem, it will be relieving to know that countless rehab centers work with this specific healthcare to provide you with the services that you need in order to recover. However, before you enroll in a treatment program (even if it accepts Anthem), call your Anthem representative first. Your plan might only allow for specific types of services or provide you with more coverage than you thought you had. Being aware of what Anthem can do for you is imperative when looking to start addiction treatment.
If you or someone you love is ready to get into recovery, contact Anthem today. They can help guide you towards the appropriate facilities and services deemed helpful for you or your loved one’s needs.