2017 News

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Beacon Health Options Names Russell C. Petrella President and CEO

December 7, 2017

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced that it has appointed Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He follows Tim Murphy who will serve as a senior advisor to the company. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Beacon Health…

Beacon Health Options Again Earns Full NCQA Re-accreditation as a Managed Behavioral Health Organization

November 30, 2017

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leader in behavioral health management, announced today that it has received full accreditation as a Managed Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Beacon has been an accredited NCQA MBHO since 2000. The accreditation includes the Beacon engagement and service centers in the following locations:…

Beacon Health Options Names Michael Ramseier as West Region Market President

October 11, 2017

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced today that it has tapped Michael S. Ramseier to serve as Executive Vice President and Market President, West Region. This position gives him direct oversight of Beacon’s business in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and…

Beacon Health Options Congratulates EY on Winning EAPA’s 2017 Excellence in Employee Assistance in Business Development Award

October 9, 2017

EY’s groundbreaking ‘r u ok?’ campaign forged awareness about mental illness and addictions among its employees BOSTON – Beacon Health Options congratulates its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) client, Ernst & Young LLP (EY), for winning the 2017 Excellence in Employee Assistance in Business Development Award for its “r u ok?” campaign. The International Employee Assistance…

Beacon Health Options Tees Up for 5th Annual Stamp Out Stigma Golf Outing to Benefit Military Families

October 5, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – Beacon Health Options, a leader in behavioral health management, is pleased to announce it will host its fifth annual Stamp Out Stigma Golf Outing on Tuesday, October 31, at noon, at the Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach. Proceeds from the outing will go to the National Military Family Association (NMFA), which provides…

Beacon Health Options ‘Spokes’ Men and Women Ride Again for Mental Health Awareness: 6 Days…11 Cities

October 2, 2017

BOSTON – Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) employees, friends and family will embark on the second annual Awesome Beacon Bike Ride, a charity ride that takes place in 11 cities across the country where Beacon offices are located. These bike rides will coincide with the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) Mental…

Beacon Health Options is the First Managed Behavioral Health Organization to Partner with Project ECHO

September 14, 2017

Company to Serve as Educational Hub in Four States to Help Community Clinicians Combat the Opioid Epidemic and Close the ‘Treatment Gap’   BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today at a congressional briefing on the opioid epidemic that it is the first managed behavioral health organization to become an official partner to one…

Beacon Health Options and MCUSA Partner to Offer Free One-on-One Counseling to Children Affected by Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017

Services available onsite in schools and shelters in 11 Florida counties MIAMI – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), and its network provider, Motivational Coaches of America (MCUSA), announced today that counselors will be stationed at Florida schools and shelters to provide in-person behavioral health and emotional support to children affected by Hurricane Irma. All services will be…

Beacon Health Options Launches Employee Mental Health First Aid Training as Part of Suicide Prevention Campaign

September 12, 2017

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leader in behavioral health management, announced today that, as part of its suicide prevention efforts, the company will roll out Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to its employees nationwide. The announcement aligns with September as Suicide Prevention Awareness month and September 11-16 as National Suicide Prevention week. Beacon…

Third Annual CT BHP ‘iCAN’ Conference Showcases Behavioral Health Services, Programs and Resources Available to Medicaid Recipients, Agencies and Providers throughout State

August 23, 2017

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The Consumer and Family Advisory Council of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP), administered by Beacon Health Options (Beacon), will host the third annual “iCAN” Conference. The conference showcases the keys to success and the power of partnerships among Connecticut HUSKY Health consumers, families, agencies, and providers. The free conference…