BOSTON – July 1, 2015 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today that it began serving individuals who qualify for Georgia’s Medicaid and state-funded behavioral health benefits.

Beacon provides administrative services in support of Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). The company partners with the Delmarva Foundation to support the intellectual developmental disabilities work of the contract and with Behavioral Health Link to help operate crisis and access hotlines.

The administrative services organization (ASO) is known as the Georgia Collaborative ASO. For more information about the collaborative, please visit

“DBHDD has helped countless citizens across the state of Georgia live a life of recovery, resiliency and independence,” said Jason Bearden, CEO of the Georgia Collaborative ASO and Vice President, National Client Partnerships – Georgia for Beacon Health Options. “Today’s launch of the Collaborative is the result of months of planning, preparation and working with advocacy organizations, providers and individuals, themselves, to ensure that we meet the behavioral health needs of the individuals served. It is gratifying to know that we can help the State of Georgia ensure that high-quality supports and services are easily accessible to all those who need them.”

“The Georgia Collaborative ASO is key piece of our ongoing effort to transform Georgia’s behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability system,” added DBHDD Commissioner Frank Berry. “Our partnership with Beacon Health Options will help us create an easily accessible system of high-quality care that can serve as a model for other states.”

About Beacon Health Options

Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 47 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional well-being, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness. We help people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit and connect with us on, and

Contact Information:

Amy Sheyer, AVP, External Relations, 757.459.5305,