Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programs
On behalf of PAI, Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc. (CBA) manages behavioral health and substance abuse benefits for most of our members and their dependents. CBA is a separate company. (Please note: Employers can choose another organization to manage these benefits.)
CBA offers confidential guidance in getting referrals to outpatient professionals for diagnosis and treatment of sensitive behavioral health problems, including: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more.
CBA Behaborial Health Programs offered:
Basic Behavioral Health: CBA helps members deal with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. It also offers programs that bridge to network and community resources. Members have access to CBA’s licensed clinical staff and extensive network of behavioral health providers.
Behavioral Health Plus: Building on CBA’s Basic Behavioral Health model, Behavioral Health Plus puts additional behavioral health resources at members’ fingertips – most notably, CBA’s cutting edge case management and health coaching programs.
Behavioral Health with EAP: For clients wanting to offer the most comprehensive behavioral health care available. This product offers an integrated behavioral health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Members receive a full-scale behavioral health program. They also enjoy the advantages of consultation support for the management team and organizational risk reduction services. Through the EAP, CBA’s consultants are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CBA has more than a decade of experience in clinical and behavioral health benefits management. The staff includes board-certified psychiatrists, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers and professional counselors, with a wide variety of clinical backgrounds.
In 2005, South Carolina passed a mental health parity law. We are using our experience with that law to approach the federal parity law. In addition to the mental health benefits required by the South Carolina law, we are adding coverage for substance use disorders and additional clinical disorders.
The federal mental health parity law makes strong utilization management of mental health and substance use benefits more important than ever. We have the experience to help you navigate this terrain.
If you have contracted for an employee assistance program (EAP), CBA will try to coordinate with that program for ongoing treatment for a behavioral health problem.
If members have questions, please call (800) 868-1032. A member or his or her physician may call to get a referral.
To find a network provider, view the CBA Network Directory.
For more information, please contact your benefits consultant or your PAI marketing representative today.