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Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options

Indianapolis – June 6, 2019 – Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country. Beacon currently serves more than 36 million individuals across all 50 states, including nearly 3 million individuals under comprehensive…

Beacon Health Options offers questions to ask and answer during Mental Health Awareness Month

BOSTON – May 16, 2019 – An astonishing 1 in 5 Americans will face some form of mental illness this year.Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., with more than 40 million lives affected. Additionally, about 16 million Americans have major depression. However, despite the prevalence of mental health conditions, only…

Beacon Health Options to Provide University Students with Access to Therapy in Order to Address On-Campus Behavioral Health Services Shortage

Beacon Wellbeing: Student Assistance Program is a first-of-its-kind behavioral health service that makes telehealth and online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy apps available to students with anxiety, depression and stress BOSTON – April 25, 2019 – According to Pew Research, more than 70 percent of teens feel anxiety and depression are problems among their peers. In response,…

Behavioral Health Parity–Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures that behavioral health conditions and physical conditions are given equal consideration. Now that it’s been a decade since the law was passed, where does parity stand, and what work is still ahead? Brad Lerner, Beacon’s Vice President of Public Policy, co-authored a feature for the American…

Improving the Lives of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) wants to take time out to explore how the ideal care model can help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live their lives to the fullest.  What are those factors that will “move the needle” to create more meaningful care that meets individuals where they…

Beacon Health Options Provides Expert Testimony Before California Assembly and Senate Health Committees at Joint Hearing on Improving the Medi-Cal Mental Health Delivery System

Expert testimony focused on increasing access and utilization for mental health services in California Boston, March 5, 2019 – Today, Sarah Arnquist, Vice President of Account Partnerships on the West Coast for Beacon Health Options (Beacon) provided expert testimony before the California Assembly and Senate Health Committees at a Joint Hearing on Improving the Medi-Cal…

Beacon Health Options Names Susan Coakley as New Northeast Market President

Coakley to bring deep behavioral health and market expertise that will drive clinical innovation and broaden access to quality care BOSTON – February 20, 2019 – Leading behavioral health management company Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Susan Coakley, former President of Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (part of BMC Health System), has been…

Beacon Health Options Gives the Gift of Warmth this Holiday Season

BOSTON – Jan. 4, 2019 – Winter weather can be unforgiving, and for too many veterans, men, women and children who are homeless, the weather can be life-threatening. To help those in need, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading behavioral health management company, sponsored a holiday clothing drive. Through the company’s Beacon Gives Back program,…

Beacon Health Options Awards Three-year Grant to Shatterproof to Build a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs

BOSTON – Dec. 19, 2018 – Beacon Health Options announced today that the company made a three-year grant to Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation substance use disorder (SUD) causes families. The funding will be used to help build a rating system of SUD treatment programs nationwide so that the general…

Beacon Health Options Responds to Alaska Earthquake

December 18, 2018 — In response to the magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) will be donating to the American Red Cross to help with continuing relief efforts in the affected region. Beacon has a long history of providing health solutions to over 63,000 Alaskans and many of our employees that…