Why Open Enrollment Matters To Parents

Posted on Oct 12, 2016
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At Infinite Recovery, we make a point to highlight the beauty of recovery and the fulfilling lives people lead after overcoming substance use disorder. However, these stories seem impossible to the families of those currently struggling with alcohol or drugs. For parents especially, it can feel like there’s no way out. Infinite Recovery knows your pain and wants to help. This week, Infinite Recovery explores why Open Enrollment matters to parents of alcoholics and drug addicts.

What Is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is the period of time when individuals can enroll in a health insurance plan for the upcoming year. Most employers will offer insurance benefits to employees and their families, but you can also purchase health insurance through HealthCare.gov if none is provided by your employer. Open Enrollment for 2017 runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

What does Open Enrollment mean for my child?

Recent changes to healthcare laws in the United States require insurance companies to cover addiction treatment. As parents of alcoholics and drug addicts, it’s difficult to anticipate when the next crisis will occur. The frightening and unpredictable nature of the disease is what keeps most moms and dads in constant fear. By participating in Open Enrollment and having benefits for your family, you’re preparing for the moment that your child is ready to change their life and ensuring that you’ll be able to get treatment without having to sacrifice your financial well-being.

How can I help my child get treatment?

  1. Understand the disease of addiction. It’s chronic, painful, and progressive. Know that most cannot conquer it on their own and will require clinical treatment. 
  2. Research what plans best suit your needs. Infinite Recovery’s admissions specialists can help you find the best plan for your child.
  3. Make sure your child enrolls in a plan. Even if your child isn’t ready to face their disease, prepare for that day by making sure they are covered

Infinite Recovery understands how difficult the road to recovery for your loved one can be. If you or someone you love has been struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, contact the team of professionals at Infinite Recovery at (844) 206-9063 or apply online. Were here to help you start living your best life.

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