Affordable Co-Insurance for Addiction Treatment

Using co-insurance for addiction treatment is becoming an increasingly helpful option for people who need substance abuse treatment. Once your insurance deductible is met, you may still need to pay a portion of your treatment costs; this is known as co-insurance. For many, addiction recovery is a long-term process that involves a prolonged treatment course. With co-insurance, you can better ensure that you have access to treatment. Co-insurance is the amount of treatment costs that you pay; the rest of the costs are paid by your insurance provider.

WhiteSands accepts many forms of medical insurance for our services. We offer comprehensive treatment programs that include alcohol and drug detox, inpatient treatment plans, outpatient treatment plans, and aftercare. Additionally, our experienced addiction specialists also provide medication-assisted treatment and dual diagnosis treatment. Since the core of our customized treatment plans are medically traditional, evidence-based therapies, they are eligible for health insurance coverage from most providers. 

By tailoring treatment plans to suit each client’s unique needs, our clinicians can help clients achieve the lasting recovery they crave. In addition to evidence-based therapies, we also offer some alternative and holistic treatment options that, together, help people develop a robust recovery foundation. Our rehab facility is known for its comfortable setting and full lineup of amenities. If you’re addicted to alcohol or drugs, you can immerse yourself in our healing environment to focus on your recovery journey. And, you can use your insurance plan to help pay for the rehab support you need. 


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Understanding Co-Insurance in the Context of Addiction Treatment

Co-insurance refers to cost-sharing between a person and their medical insurance provider. Usually, this amount is less than the portion the insurance company pays. If a service is $300; you might be responsible for a co-insurance payment of $50. The specific amounts depend on your insurance plan and policy. Most insurance providers today pay a portion for treatments, leaving the additional uncovered amount to be paid for by each member. Although payments can be pricey, especially when they grow in number, they are still much less expensive than paying for all treatment services out of pocket. 

The Role of Co-Insurance in Covering Addiction Treatment Costs

Although co-insurance requires patients to pay for some of their treatment costs, it ensures that insurance companies pay part too–and typically they pay the lion’s share of the expense. Co-insurance is a commonplace means for paying for medical treatment, including behavioral and mental health services. Whether you need short-term treatment or long-term treatment for a substance abuse disorder or dual diagnosis, you can rely on co-insurance to handle the financial aspects of treatment costs. If you have questions about your co-insurance obligations or want to determine how much out-of-pocket expense you’ll have as well as how much your insurance company will pay, you can call WhiteSands for help. We can provide you with guidance as you navigate these and other questions about your substance abuse treatment

Navigating Your Insurance Plan to Understand Co-Insurance Obligations

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Navigating a medical insurance policy can be a daunting task. The language often seems unnecessarily confusing. That’s why WhiteSands encourages prospective clients and clients to contact us for assistance. We deal with matters of medical insurance daily. We can help you navigate your co-insurance so that you understand what your insurance company will pay for in terms of your addiction treatment and what amount you will be billed. Even if you think you know the ins and outs of your coverage, it’s helpful to let us verify the amounts so that you can create a financial plan to support you through your recovery journey. We do all we can to facilitate your treatment so you get the help you need when you need it. 

Strategies to Manage Co-Insurance Costs for Addiction Treatment

If you are concerned about your co-insurance costs, you aren’t alone. Most people are concerned about managing the financial aspects of obtaining addiction treatment. We understand that our clients are concerned about paying for their treatment and managing the other financial aspects of their life. When you contact WhiteSands, we can help you navigate all of your financial options, including our helpful options for making payments for treatment. Let us acquaint you with our strategies for managing treatment costs so that you can get the therapy you need to achieve long-term recovery. 

How Co-Insurance Affects Your Choice of Addiction Treatment Center

Once you understand your co-insurance obligations, it makes sense to select a rehab center that works with you and your insurance plan. WhiteSands is known for our willingness to knock down barriers to treatment. Access is ultra-important to our clinical team. That’s why we accept numerous forms of medical insurance, including co-insurance plans. Other treatment centers may not have the resources to offer the services or financial options that WhiteSands does. This is one of the many reasons why our rehab is one of the region’s leaders in substance abuse treatment. If you need help navigating your financial obligations for treatment or have questions about your insurance plan, remember that our insurance specialists are here to help. 

Co-Insurance vs. Other Insurance Costs: Deductibles and Copays

Deductibles and copays are member costs associated with insurance plans for medical treatment, including mental and behavioral health treatment (i.e., substance abuse treatment). Essentially, deductibles, copayments, and co-insurance costs are all costs that members have to pay for treatment. Deductibles refer to the out-of-pocket expenses that members must pay before their insurance provider begins to make financial payments for treatment. Copays are payments that members must pay at the time of service for various treatments. Co-insurance usually reflects a percentage of the costs for treatments that a member must pay; their provider will also pay a percentage. While there are nuances of meaning associated with each term, each term reflects some cost that members are responsible for paying. 

Advocating for Fair Co-Insurance Rates in Addiction Treatment

Co-insurance costs like copayments can add up. WhiteSands is an advocate for fair and affordable medical service so that people can access the help they need when they need it. When people can’t access the medical or mental/behavioral healthcare they need, it can be a tragic situation. Naturally, we want to avoid those tragedies. We exist as a facility to help people. We will continue to advocate for fair and affordable medical care for all and improved access to treatment. Our staff works hard to knock down barriers to treatment so that we can help those who need our help. 

WhiteSands Treatment’s Approach to Co-Insurance and Affordable Treatment

WhiteSands Treatment accepts many different forms of medical insurance, including co-insurance plans. If you need help navigating the details of your plan or have questions about what you may need to pay for treatment, you can call us. WhiteSands offers comprehensive substance abuse treatment. That means we can meet you where you are in your recovery journey. We feature a welcoming rehab facility designed with healing in mind. Call WhiteSands to learn more about our addiction treatment plans or if you have insurance questions. We’re here to help in any way we can.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

Jackie has been involved in the substance abuse and addiction treatment sector for over five years and this is something that she is truly eager about. She has a passion for writing and continuously works to create informative pieces that not only educate and inform the public about the disease of addiction but also provide solutions for those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse.