Humana Health Insurance

Humana Inc., is an American health insurance provider based in Louisville, Kentucky. As of 2014, they serve over 13 million customers and have been ranked the third largest health insurance company in the nation. Humana offers a wide variety of health coverage options to its customers, and within these options, specific addiction treatment coverage varies greatly. 


Humana Behavioral Health Resources

Through Humana Behavioral Health, a subsidiary of Humana, customers can receive an array of addiction and mental health care resources. Some of the common issues your behavioral health benefits program addresses include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • And more

Humana offers 24/7 assistance, and follows confidentiality protection according to state and federal requirements. 


Using Humana for Substance Abuse Treatment  

Substance abuse coverage through Humana is not one-size-fits all. Many factors determine which addiction treatment services are covered by Humana, including the individual plan’s coverage details, location of the customer and where they are seeking treatment, and the specific type of treatment being sought.


Humana also provides substance abuse and behavioral health treatment coverage as an add-on if it isn’t specifically covered in the plan already. 


Treatment options typically covered by Humana include: 


  • Medical Detox 
  • Inpatient treatment 
  • Outpatient treatment 
  • Prescription medications 


Steps to Take When Seeking Addiction Treatment 


Generally, an individual’s first step in seeking treatment is contacting their primary care physician, who will assess and refer them to the necessary resources, including substance abuse treatment centers and providers. On the Humana member website, the plan benefits and “Find A Doctor” tool can be of great use in identifying providers and treatment that will be covered by an individual’s specific plan. 


An individual may also contact addiction treatment centers directly for guidance and specifics on coverage and next steps. 


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