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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Services with Optum in the United States

Optum health insurance is a provider for employees and helps employees make the most of their benefits offerings, manage population health, and manage health care finances. Optum does work with health plans to achieve operational excellence, grow membership and drive consumer engagement, along with improving clinical quality and management risk. Optum does help employers collaborate to design, implement and manage a tailored solution that meets the needs of the employee and the employer.

Within the employer health benefits will be prevention and well-being, population health services, behavioral health services, medical benefit management, pharmacy care services, and financial services. Employees are provided care with effective behavioral health services so as they can access effective evidence-based care, that will lead to better clinical outcomes, lower treatment costs, and more productive employees. Those people who may be struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, can access certain services that will help them treat the problem. Substance abuse is an issue for so many Americans throughout the country.

Because the cost of drug and alcohol treatment can be quite high in some cases, many addicts will have to rely on health insurance to help offset some of the cost. Health insurance will not necessarily pay for all the treatment needed but depending on the plan; it can cover-up to 80 or even 90 percent. Employee health plans often encompass a great deal and do provide many different types of resources to help employees. Drug abuse in the workforce is still an issue, but there are more resources being made available to help prevent these problems from occurring. Many employees do become stressed out because of their job and do turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the problem. Unfortunately, drug abuse at work or outside of work will lead to serious problems, and many employees simply do not know they have resources they can access for help.

Roughly 10% of the American population who are twelve years old or older do abuse some type of substance. Substance abuse can happen at any point in someone’s life, and work life does often contribute to these problems. Employee benefit programs such as those offered through Optum will help employees get the treatment they need. This can be 24/7 support lines, counseling, or an actual treatment program. When looking for drug and alcohol rehab, it will be necessary to ask what type of health insurance they do accept. Most employee benefit packages do have service providers they work with and can send employees to. The service providers will be listed through the health insurance plan, and anyone needing help should look at these providers to find the one that will treat them the best.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.