Cost/Insurance

BCBS of Tennessee

Founded in 1945, Chattanooga-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) is focused on serving its 3.5 million members, not just in Tennessee but across the country.

As of 2014, BCBST played a significant role in the state economy, accounting for more than a quarter of all healthcare spending in the state. BCBST has six regional offices in Tennessee.

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Aetna

Aetna sells traditional and consumer-directed health insurance plans and related services, including medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care, and disability plans.

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BlueCare Tennessee

BlueCare Tennessee is a subsidiary of the state’s largest health insurer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Founded in 1993, the Chattanooga-based company focuses on managing care and providing health care products, services, and information for government programs, including BlueCareSM, TennCareSelect, and CoverKids. BlueCare Tennessee currently serves more than 500,000 members.

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Cigna

Cigna works with employers and organizations around the world to help employees stay healthy and on the job. The managed care organization (MCO) works closely with brokers and consultants to develop innovative programs and lower medical costs.

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United Behavioral Health

United Healthcare maintains a separate division, United Behavioral Health, to promote confidentiality and efficiency of treatment for those recovering from eating disorders, as well as drug and alcohol addiction.

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Beacon

Beacon Health Options is a behavioral health insurance company with more than 70 locations across the U.S. The company offers clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, as well as an employee assistance program, work-life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and analytics to improve the delivery of care to its policy holders.

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Humana

Humana is one of the largest publicly traded health insurance companies in the U.S. Serving over nine million members, Humana offers group healthcare coverage, Medicare plans, individual health plans, and specialty benefits.

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Private

Though many plans go a long way in paying for addiction treatment, medical insurance is not required obtain the treatment necessary for drug or alcohol addiction.

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