Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country serving more than 36 million people across all 50 states. The acquisition offers Anthem the opportunity to combine its current behavioral health capabilities with Beacon’s successful model and support services in order to enhance whole person care. Bringing Beacon into Anthem will help build a stronger portfolio of specialized products, additional clinical expertise and improved analytics and health data to drive improved health outcomes. Additionally, consumers will benefit from broader provider networks and access to timely, personalized behavioral health services in settings suited to their unique needs.
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