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PacifiCare Selling Stand-Alone Behavioral Coverage

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NU Online News Service, March 15, 12:07 p.m. – PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Santa Ana, Calif., says its PacifiCare Behavioral Health unit is now selling stand-alone behavioral health coverage under the brand name Spectrum.

The plan includes coverage for smoking cessation programs and depression disease-management services as well as traditional coverage for inpatient mental health care, outpatient care, and treatment for addictions to drugs and alcohol.

The plan also provides debriefings and other assistance for groups of employees coping with traumatic events at the worksite.