When disaster strikes, Anthem and the Anthem Foundation are committed to providing an appropriate and thoughtful response, particularly in communities where our associates and consumers may be directly affected.
Disasters have many repercussions for associates and their families, including increased stress, emotional concerns, and financial strain. Through our associate Assistance Program, trained counselors are available to associates and their family members who are dealing with disasters. This confidential program offers assessments, short-term counseling sessions, and referrals to services for those in stressful circumstances.
Anthem and our associates care about making a difference in people’s lives. To foster that spirit of caring, Anthem introduced the Anthem Cares Fund that encourages associates to offer and find financial support during difficult times of personal hardship or natural disasters. This fund allows associates to provide one another assistance in times of need.
For Anthem, the wellbeing of our consumers remains top of mind. The Anthem Member Disaster Preparation team was formed to establish how we will respond in the event of a disaster affecting Anthem consumers. The team’s objective is to ensure that those consumers receive appropriate care and continuation of benefits.
When it comes to disaster relief efforts, we believe that the best approach is proactive. That’s why Anthem is a proud member of the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). A $1 million–level partner, Anthem joins fellow ADGP consumers to help provide a reliable funding base for disaster relief services. These funds enable the Red Cross to respond immediately to disasters anywhere in the United States, regardless of cost. Our support is helping the Red Cross take action right now.
The Anthem Foundation diversifies its disaster-relief efforts through a grant to Portlight Strategies, Inc., an information hub for those with disabilities during and after natural disasters, as well as a significant resource for the American Red Cross. The grant aims to foster the self-determination of people with disabilities.
Finally, through our associate engagement programs, Anthem encourages and augments the efforts of associates who want to contribute to disaster relief in their communities or the communities we serve. From organized blood drives at offices across the country to emergency preparedness training, disaster-relief efforts receive our associates’ time, energy and resources year-round. View video