The Beacon Lens is the blog from Beacon Health Options, the nation’s pre-eminent behavioral health company. The blog’s focus is on rapid response to the most pressing and controversial issues in behavioral healthcare today. The blog does not always reflect the settled thinking of Beacon but rather represents the voices of our professionals on topical discussions.
We began as two companies with one common mission: helping people live life to the fullest potential.
Now, we’re Beacon Health Options, the premier partner in providing behavioral health solutions to large regional and specialty health plans, employers and labor organizations of all sizes, as well as federal, state and local governments. Founded through a strategic merger between Beacon Health Strategies and ValueOptions—two unmatched leaders in the behavioral health services sector—Beacon Health Options delivers best-in-class care to 47 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. And our business is growing.
We know care can’t just be bigger—it has to be better. Beacon Health Options focuses on the individual, providing tailor-made solutions through localized care and a real understanding of the populations we serve. From the most vulnerable members in our society, to our military servicemen and women, to Fortune 500 employees and their beneficiaries, we ensure full-spectrum, high-quality behavioral health care rooted in clinical expertise and proven solutions.
Health care is changing. We are on the forefront of this change, guiding the industry and those we serve toward a brighter future. We help people live life to the fullest potential today—and when tomorrow comes, we’ll be there, lighting the way.