Cigna Becomes First Insurer to Offer Ginger’s Coaching Services as In-Network Benefit

The on-demand, virtual behavioral health care provider Ginger has reached an agreement with Cigna to bring its full platform to the insurer’s behavioral health customers nationwide. Ginger announced the news Thursday. The agreement covers 14 million Cigna customers who have employer-sponsored or individual and family insurance plans (IFP). Under the partnership, those beneficiaries will be […]

Ginger Plots Course to Grow Value-Based Business, Break into Medicaid

Ginger, the on-demand virtual behavioral health care system with a $1.1 billion valuation, recently raised $100 million in a Series E funding round led by funds managed by Blackstone Growth. But even more notable than the financing itself is what Ginger plans to do with it — from diving deeper into value-based care to building […]

Ginger Raises Another $100M in Financing Round Led by Blackstone

Ginger has raised another huge chunk of financing. This time, the on-demand virtual behavioral health care system brought in $100 million in a Series E round led by funds managed by Blackstone Growth. The new money brings Ginger’s total funding raised to more than $220 million, according to a press release announcing the news. Plus, […]

Ginger Partners with Capsule to Provide Same-Day Medication Delivery

Ginger, a virtual behavioral health care system, has teamed up with Capsule, the nation’s largest independent digital pharmacy, to give members access to same-day mental health medication delivery.  The medication management partnership is designed to improve convenience and safety for Ginger’s members, who previously had to go to a brick-and-mortar pharmacy or use their health […]

Oscar Health, One Medical Execs: Regulatory Changes Necessary to Close Behavioral Health Care Gaps

Behavioral health is in higher demand than ever before, with the pandemic, an economic downturn and social unrest causing nationwide spikes in anxiety and depression. Amid the chaos, one bright spot has emerged: Regulatory flexibilities have made telehealth services commonplace, giving behavioral health providers another tool to treat patients who might otherwise be unable to […]

From Consolidation to Innovation, Behavioral Health Executives Share Their 2021 Predictions

In 2020, the COVID-19 emergency turned the behavioral health industry upside down, impacting everything from reimbursement and revenues to service delivery and demand itself. In the year ahead, the coronavirus will continue to shape the behavioral space. As such, behavioral health executives predict that technology and consolidation will take center stage in 2021. At the […]

Accolade and Ginger To Integrate Mental, Physical Healthcare Through New Offering

Accolade (Nasdaq: ACCD), a personalized health and benefits solution, has announced a new care offering for mental health through a partnership with Ginger, an on-demand mental healthcare provider. The partnership will allow Accolade’s more than 1.7 million members access to Ginger’s on-demand mental health coaching, virtual therapy and virtual psychiatry, and allow them to be […]

Ginger CEO Looks for Company’s Health Plan Business to Double — If Not Triple — by 2022

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on many behavioral health providers’ business models — but not Ginger’s. In fact, the COVID-19 emergency has helped validate the San Francisco-based health and wellness startup’s strategy and accelerate its goals. Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that partners with employers, health plans and strategic partners to deliver […]

Mental Health Startup Ginger Snags $50M with Investments from Cigna, Kaiser Permanente

On-demand mental health care startup Ginger has raised $50 million in Series D funding, the company announced Thursday. The funding round was led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, with contributions also coming from big names such as Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Jeff Weiner, the executive chairman of LinkedIn. The new […]

Providers Get Creative to Address Worsening Behavioral Workforce Shortage Amid COVID-19

The nation’s behavioral health care workforce shortage has been well documented for years and is only expected to worsen over the next decade. Now, the shortfall has become even more pronounced amid COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, 56% of Americans were seeking behavioral health assistance for themselves or loved ones, according to research co-conducted by […]