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Beacon Health Options awards $128,800 in grants to address opioid crisis in Boston and Lowell

September 4, 2019

Funding will be used to benefit community-based behavioral health organizations Boston – September 4, 2019 – According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in the first six months of 2019 alone, there were 611 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth – more than three per day. To help address this ongoing crisis, Beacon…

Beacon Health Options Achieves HITRUST and NIST

July 31, 2019

Certification Certified Status Demonstrates a Proven Cybersecurity Program Boston, July 30, 2019 – – Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company that serves approximately 40 million individuals across all 50 states, announced it has earned Certified status under the Health Information Trust Alliance’s (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) as well as the National…

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options

June 6, 2019

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

May 16, 2019

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

April 25, 2019

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?

April 8, 2019

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

March 21, 2019

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

March 5, 2019

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

February 20, 2019

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

January 4, 2019

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,…