PHOENIX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 29, 2021–
Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialty healthcare segment of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced programs and resources to support the emotional well-being of individuals as they manage a second holiday season in the midst of a pandemic.
For many, the holidays can be an exciting time, but the pandemic has radically changed the way we celebrate vacations and special events with family and friends. In a recent study, 49% of Americans said COVID-19 has changed the way they celebrate the holidays; 44% said preparing for a vacation is stressful; and 39% said family gatherings during the holidays are stressful. 1
“As we navigate the variations, vaccinations, division and loss in this second year of COVID-19, it is important that we reach out to family and friends to encourage communication and understand their feelings and their preferences regarding vacation gatherings that may have changed from before the pandemic, through 2020 and now, ”said Candice Tate, MD, medical director, Magellan Healthcare. “While some may be eager to observe the holidays like they did before, others may not be ready, and some may no longer want to celebrate like they did before.”
Magellanic Holiday Emotional Support Resources
During the holiday season and throughout the year, Magellan is committed to improving and increasing awareness of behavioral health and emotional well-being. He is hosting the following webinar:
- Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, “Emotional Well-Being While On Vacation In A Second Year Of COVID-19,” with Candice Tate, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Magellan Healthcare; Barbara Corn, RN aut., MA, CPHQ, vice-president, physicians and clinical operations, Magellan Rx Management; and Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, National Director, Recovery and Resilience Services, Magellan Healthcare. Visit here for more information and free registration.
Magellan Healthcare provides additional resources for everyone, especially those who are having difficulty during the holiday season:
About Magellan Health:Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., provides solutions for complex conditions in the areas of behavioral health and specialized medical treatment. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial healthcare plans, employers, state and local governments, and the federal government, including the Department of Defense. For more information, visit MagellanHealthcare.com.
About Magellan Health:Magellan Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the most complex and fastest growing areas of health, including special populations, comprehensive pharmacy benefits, and other specialty areas of health care. Magellan supports innovative ways to access better health through technology, while staying focused on the essential personal relationships that are needed to lead healthy, vibrant lives. Magellan’s customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, unions, various military and government agencies, and third-party administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
1 Collage Group Holidays and Opportunities Survey, May 2021
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