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Magellan Health

Magellan Health Inc. (formerly Magellan Health Services Inc.), is an American for-profit managed health care company, focused on behavioral healthcare. It ranked 475 on the Fortune 500 in 2018.[5]

Magellan Health Inc.
S&P 600 Component
Industry Managed health care
Founded 1969[1]
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Revenue Increase US$5.838 Billion (FY 2017) [2]
Decrease US$110.141 Million (FY 2017) [3]
Total assets Increase US$1.483 Billion (FY 2017) [4]
Number of employees



The company began as the psychiatric hospital chain Charter Medical, headquartered in Macon, Georgia. In 1992, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, stemming from debt incurred as a result of 1988 management-led takeover.[6]

After recovering from bankruptcy, it moved its headquarters to Atlanta in 1994.[7] Acquiring a major stake in Green Spring Health Services Inc., a managed care company based in Columbia, Maryland, the company re-structured into a new holding company, changing its name to Magellan Health Services.[8] In 1999 the company moved to Green Spring's old headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.[9] In 2004, the company headquarters moved to Connecticut. In 2014, the company moved its headquarters from Connecticut to Scottsdale, Arizona.[10]


In 1997 Magellan acquired Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, a company which provided mental health and substance abuse services, for $460 million in cash.[11]


  1. ^ "Form 10-K: Magellan Health, Inc". Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
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  5. ^ "Magellan Health". Fortune. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Charter Medical Corp. files bankruptcy plan". Ocala Star-Banner. 4 Jun 1992. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Headquarters will move to Atlanta". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 29 June 1994.
  8. ^ "Charter to expand into managed care". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 20 October 1995.
  9. ^ Miller, Andy (22 May 1999). "Magellan will move offices to Maryland". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. pp. 1H.
  10. ^ Magellan Health To Move Headquarters From Avon To Arizona
  11. ^ "Magellan Health Services and Merit Behavioral Care Corp. announce merger agreement" (Press release). PR Newswire. 27 Oct 1997.

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