Dec. 19, 2018

BCBSTX Plans Significant Behavioral Health Enhancements in 2019

Applies to: Group and Retail Markets

Enhancements will be available as follows, upon renewal:
Market Segment
Funding Type
Effective 7/1/2019
Group 151+
Effective 1/1/2020
Large Group, Small Group, Retail
ASO and Fully Insured
Effective 7/1/2020
ASO and Fully Insured

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) understands that behavioral health is a primary focus of employers today. Nearly 1 in 5 individuals has a mental health disorder, according to Mental Health America. Due in large part to the stigma surrounding mental health issues, 50 percent to 70 percent of those individuals have not received treatment.

For your clients, this means their employees may not be getting the care they need. Employees with access to the proper behavioral health treatment may perform better at work, incur fewer health care expenses, have fewer workplace accidents, and feel more committed and satisfied with their jobs.

BCBSTX is making significant investments in behavioral health with enhancements rolling out beginning July 1, 2019. The primary enhancements:

These enhancements will facilitate comprehensive support for our members and provide quantified outcomes for employers. 

To learn more, please join us for a webinar available to producers on Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 from 10 – 11 a.m. CT. Get the details here, and select “add to my calendar.”