PHX (Premier Healthcare Exchange) Rehab and Sex Addiction Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

PHX (Premier Healthcare Exchange) Rehab and Sex Addiction Coverage

If you or a loved one is struggling with sex addiction, you are not alone. Nearly 12 million Americans suffer from sexual addiction. Sexual addiction is a serious condition in which an individual continues to engage in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite the negative consequences that these behaviors have to themselves and others. Like other addictions, sexual behavior will not simply “go away” or “get better” with time. Effective treatment must address the root causes underlying this mental health condition and provide individuals with the support and resources they need to begin the journey to recovery. Health insurance policies through PHX (Premier Healthcare Exchange) can help make inpatient rehab for sex addiction treatment more affordable and accessible.

Does PHX (Premier Healthcare Exchange) cover inpatient rehab for sex addiction?

Sexual addiction is a compulsive pattern of behavior that uses sex to “numb out”, “get high” or both. Behaviors associated with sexual addiction include compulsive masturbation, simultaneous or repeated affairs, seeking out multiple anonymous sexual partners, and the compulsive seeking of prostitutes or escorts for sexual satisfaction. Like other addictive behaviors, sexual addiction triggers specific responses in the brain that are similar to drug and alcohol abuse. This pattern of compulsive behavior will continue unless individuals receive the treatment they need to address sexual addiction.

There is no shame in seeking help for sexual addiction. The right treatment program will help you or a loved one begin the recovery process. If you have health insurance through PHX, this insurance will cover costs associated with inpatient and outpatient care, including detox treatment and mood stabilizing medications. Specific coverage amounts will vary based on the type of insurance that you hold. For example, if your policy has a low monthly premium, the associated copayment, coinsurance or deductible may be higher than policies with higher monthly premiums. A PHX benefits coordinator can answer specific questions about your policy and what costs to anticipate. In general, selecting treatment centers that are "in-network" for PHX means that the costs for these treatment options will be lower than out-of-network options. This is because PHX has already negotiated lower rates on your behalf with in-network providers.

Sexual addiction can seem scary and overwhelming, but it does not have to be. With the right treatment program, you can take an important step towards recovery. Contact a benefits specialist to learn more today.