The COVID-19 pandemic is driving an unprecedented need for mental health care. Suzanne Kunis, Vice President of Behavioral Health for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, saw demand rapidly increasing across the state and knew members would need more help to deal with rising anxiety and stress levels. Kunis turned to AbleTo for help, and quick collaboration led to a the launch of a new teletherapy service to offer timely, convenient access for those in need.
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