At Anthem we actively promote a healthy lifestyle, and that starts with our own associates. As a healthcare company, we know that helping our associates and their family members improve their wellbeing is a crucial part of who we are.
In addition to Anthem’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision and disability coverage, we offer our associates a range of programs to help them get and stay healthy.
Onsite Fitness Centers
We have staffed, onsite fitness centers at many locations and offer quarterly fitness club reimbursements for associates without access to onsite centers.
Anthem offers free onsite health services and wellness screenings at major locations.
Wellness Credit Program
When associates show they’re committed to taking care of their health, they pay less for medical coverage by earning wellness credits. Spouses and domestic partners can earn wellness credits too.
Tobacco-Free Facilities and Resources
All Anthem facilities are tobacco free. Tobacco-cessation support and resources are also provided. These efforts have resulted in a 50 percent quit rate among participants.
Healthy Cafeteria and Vending Selections
Anthem provides healthy options at onsite cafeterias and vending machines to make it easier for associates to select and afford healthy foods.
National Walk at Lunch Day
Anthem locations participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s National Walk at Lunch Day. Walks are led by local leaders to demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate physical activity into every day.
Work/Life Balance Programs
Anthem is focused on helping our associates more easily manage their work and personal lives. We provide a variety of benefits designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Anthem’s EAP is a confidential information, support and referral service offering tools and resources designed to help maximize productivity and meet the challenges of modern life. EAP services are available to associates and their household members at no cost.
Anthem is dedicated to supporting our associates’ parenting needs. In addition to our new Paid Parental Leave for fathers and mothers, Anthem offers Adoption Assistance, New-Parent Transition Week and new-mother rooms in our facilities.
To help ensure a healthy, productive workplace, Anthem has partnered with the Center for Active Design (CfAD) and is using the Fitwel certification system to enhance building environments by addressing a broad range of health behaviors and risks. Anthem has committed to certifying a minimum of 5 million square feet of office space by 2020.
The Fitwel certification system was created as a joint initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration, along with experts in public health and design.
In 2017, Anthem was invited to participate on the Fitwel Leadership Advisory Board (LAB). The LAB brings together pioneering companies across the finance, healthcare, real estate, design and sustainability sectors to advise CfAD on maintaining Fitwel by providing strategic direction for its continued ability to enhance building environments.
Associate Safety Program
The safety of our associates is a priority. To ensure a safe and productive workplace, Anthem has a comprehensive Associate Safety Program, overseen by a cross-functional team from Business Continuity, Corporate Security, Facilities and Risk Management. It offers eLearning courses in situational awareness, business continuity, ergonomics and emergency response procedures.
All new associates are required to complete Emergency Response Procedures training. Onsite Anthem Safety Committees and Emergency Response leaders are responsible for implementing the safety program, including scheduling evacuation drills. An Associate Safety Reference Guide contains a step-by-step emergency action plan.
Onsite AED defibrillator machines are available, as is training for associates via CadiAcademy. Associates are also encouraged to learn the lifesaving hands-only CPR technique. A grant from the Anthem Foundation to the American Heart Association has trained 10 million people how to perform the skill.