The History of Anthem Blue Cross Health Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross is a subsidiary of Anthem Inc., which began in 1944 in Indianapolis as a mutual insurance company. Over the next 30 years, Anthem Inc. would grow to be the largest insurance provider in Indiana, controlling over 80 percent of medical insurance in the state. Fast-forward to several years ago, where Anthem Inc. merged with WellPoint to eventually create Anthem Blue Cross. Today, Anthem Blue Cross serves over 800,000 members in 14 states across the U.S.
Why is Anthem Blue Cross Rehab Coverage so Vital?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 23.5 million Americans suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. If this seems like a staggering number, it’s because it is. Of that figure, it’s estimated that only 11 percent of individuals who need treatment actually receive the help they need.
Although addiction is a unique and personalized disease, the reason that many don’t seek treatment relates to the cost. Inpatient treatment centers and access to outpatient resources such as therapy and other group sessions is expensive, and for many who suffer, it’s impossible to take on the financial burden.
In addition to affecting 1 in 12 Americans, addiction also has a negative impact on the economy. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that each year, addiction costs the United States approximately $700 billion in crime, health costs and reduced work productivity. Addiction affects us all and by offering comprehensive rehab coverage, it means more people can have access to the help they need.
For more information on your coverage and plans, call 877-284-0353 today.
Get the Treatment you Need with the Help of Insurance
There is a way out from addiction to drugs and alcohol. If you notice risky behavior from substance abuse in you or a loved one, don’t hesitate. Get the help you need and enter a treatment center. By using insurance to cover a portion or the full amount of treatment, you can recover in peace without having to worry about taking on the financial burden and strain of paying for rehab.
For more information on your coverage, call 877-284-0353 today and speak with a professional about how you or a loved one can enter rehab with the help of insurance.
Beachway offers other insurance options as well, such as APS Healthcare rehab coverage.