As valuable partners, you play an important role in helping Anthem fulfill its mission to improve the lives and communities of those we serve. Today, we’re excited to share with you that we have announced plans to acquire Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country, which serves more than 36 million individuals across 50 states.


At Anthem, we recognize the critical importance that behavioral health services play in supporting the health and wellbeing of the patients you care for and the consumers we serve.  With this acquisition, we are even better positioned to provide market-leading integrated solutions and care delivery models that personalize care for people with complex and chronic conditions and create one of the most comprehensive behavioral health networks in the country.


As you may know, Beacon has an extensive track record of serving the highest acuity populations. And its health data, clinical expertise and deep provider relationships, combined with Anthem’s analytics capabilities and existing solid behavioral health capabilities, will help us as we work together to improve health outcomes for consumers across the country.

We know our providers continue to expect more of their health care partner, and at Anthem, we aim to deliver more in return.


For more details, please see the press release.