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Insurance can be a great benefit when it comes to getting addiction treatment. One of the providers we are proud to sponsor is Cigna insurance. Cigna has helped thousands of people dealing with drug addiction and continues to be a leading insurance provider for substance abuse treatment.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the programs and treatment options that Cigna insurance covers, along with a breakdown of Free by the Sea’s quality programs. If you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction, you are not alone, reach out to our qualified and passionate team today.

What is Cigna Insurance?

Cigna is a global health insurance provider that has been providing coverage to people in over 30 countries and jurisdictions for more than 40 years. They offer an umbrella of benefits and coverage for several different types of surgery, medication, and substance abuse treatment. Cigna has more than 180,000,000 customer and patient relationships and counting.

Cigna insurance is a comprehensive health insurance policy that covers several aspects of treatment for substance abuse. It includes coverage for detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare. The policy also provides coverage for mental health services and counseling. Cigna substance abuse coverage can be a great option for those dealing with addiction.

The process for filing a claim with Cigna insurance for substance abuse is the same as the process for filing any other type of insurance claim. You will need to contact your insurance agent or representative and provide them with the necessary documentation. If you have any questions or need further assistance, our team will be by your side the whole way through.

Does Cigna Insurance Cover Alcoholism Treatment?

Cigna substance abuse coverage does offer alcoholism treatment as long as it is medically necessary and recommended by a licensed physician. Coverage may vary depending on the specific policy, so it’s important to check with your insurance agent or representative to find out what is covered under your particular plan.

What Types of Addiction Treatment Does Cigna Cover?

Cigna substance abuse coverage offers several different avenues of treatment. Cigna insurance covers a wide range of treatment options, including but not limited to:

Each of these is used in tangent with each other to create a comprehensive and quality substance abuse treatment process. Let’s take a look at each of these options separately.


Detoxification, also known as drug detox, is the first step in overcoming addiction. It involves getting rid of all traces of the addictive substance from the body. This can be a difficult and sometimes painful process, but it’s necessary in order to start the journey to recovery. Cigna covers the detox process.

Outpatient Care

Outpatient care for substance abuse is a type of treatment that allows patients to live at home while receiving care. This can be a good option for those who have a milder form of addiction or who have completed an inpatient program and are ready to take the next step in their recovery. There are many different forms of outpatient treatment, but many follow the same format.

Inpatient or Residential Care

Certain levels of residential treatment are covered by Cigna. Inpatient treatment is a type of care that requires patients to live at the facility where they are receiving care. This can be a good option for those who have a more severe addiction or who need more support during their recovery. Having 24/7 support in a safe environment can do wonders for a person’s recovery journey.


Aftercare is a type of care that helps patients transition from treatment back to their everyday lives. It can include counseling, support groups, and other services. The addiction journey doesn’t just end when treatment does, it is a life-long process. Some aftercare programs are covered by Cigna to ensure a life of sobriety and better outcomes.

12-Step Programs

12-step programs are a type of support group that helps people recover from addiction. They are based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 12-step programs and support groups are used to create a routine and a safe environment for those who want a sense of community. Cigna can help cover 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).


Counseling or therapy is a type of talk therapy that can help people with substance abuse disorders. It can be used to help patients deal with emotions and stressors. Counseling is an important part of substance abuse treatment since addiction is not only physical but mental as well. Insurance can help cover therapy and counseling.

Verifying Your Insurance

Getting the right treatment for substance use disorder can feel like a daunting challenge. It’s hard no matter what route you take- whether your personal choice or something required by the court system, family members/ employers, etc. The first step towards getting help is an evaluation of yourself so that proper care will be provided throughout all stages of this process.

The evaluation stage typically involves:

  • In-depth assessment of the person’s drug use (currently)
  • Physical history
  • Review of previous drug use and treatment history
  • Identifying personal treatment goals
  • An evaluation of a person’s social/home situation

After the evaluation is complete, you or your loved one will be given a recommendation for treatment that matches your needs. This will typically involve inpatient or outpatient care.

Choose Free by the Sea

Free by the Sea is proud to partner with Cigna substance abuse insurance, among other insurance options, to provide you and your loved one’s aid during treatment. Our passionate staff is here to answer any questions you have about the treatment process and any other questions you may have.

Free by the Sea offers a variety of treatment options for addiction, including detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare. We also offer mental health services and counseling. Don’t let addiction hold you down any longer, give us a call today to get started toward a better and brighter future.