Anthem/ Beacon Health Options | Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options
Anthem completed its acquisition of Beacon Health Options, a large behavioral health organization that serves more than 36 million people across the country. The company will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem.
“Bringing together our existing solid behavioral health business with Beacon’s successful model and support services creates one of the most comprehensive behavioral health networks in the country. It’s also an opportunity to offer best-in-class behavioral health capabilities and whole person care solutions in new and meaningful ways to help people live their best lives”.
From the standpoint of customers and providers at this time, it’s business as usual:
- Members should continue to call the customer service number on the back of their membership card or access their health plan’s website for online self-service.
- Providers should continue to use the provider service contact information, websites, and online self-service portals as part of their agreement with either Anthem or Beacon.
- There will be no immediate changes to the way Anthem or Beacon manage their respective provider networks, contracts, and fee arrangements. Anthem and Beacon provider networks, contracts, and fee arrangements will remain separate at this time.
For more details, please see the press release.