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Can I be fired from work if I go to drug rehab with the help of Cigna?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 29, September 2020

Employee assistance programs and drug rehab centers do not release information back to employees.  They are generally not permitted to tell anyone outside of the rehabilitation program.  This is prohibited by law, and your healthcare information is strictly confidential.  You cannot be fired for seeking out medical treatment or help for a drug abuse problem.  Of course, there are many different circumstances and situations that do occur.  If you are actively seeking out drug rehab or help through your employee assistance program, you cannot be fired for that.

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The employee assistance programs and health insurance plan provided by Cigna will offer you the treatment resources you need.  Depending on the type of health insurance plan your employer has you can select from different network providers.  It is important to get help and find treatment resources for your specific problem. If you cannot find help, your addiction will tend to become worse. The drug problem will quickly spiral out of control. 


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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