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. Here are some of the programs we offer associates to optimize their health, fitness, nutrition, balance and financial resources.
24/7 Nurse Line
Associates and their family members have phone access to registered nurses who can answer their health questions and help decide if urgent care is needed and how and when issues can be treated at home at no cost.
Anthem nurses help people of all ages manage the symptoms of asthma and diabetes and work closely with adults dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and coronary artery disease.
Future Moms and Nursing Mother Programs
Our Future Moms program provides one-on-one connections with nurse coaches to help women achieve healthier pregnancies, answer questions and give support during and after pregnancy. Our Nursing Mothers program provides answers, tips, lactation consultants and lactation kits to nursing mothers.
Associates can speak with doctors and mental health professionals at any time via online video chats, and have access to one-on-one consulting programs encouraging healthy weight, tobacco elimination and improved blood pressure.
Wellness Reward Program
Associates and their spouses or domestic partners have the opportunity to earn up to $700 by completing activities that promote wellness. Activities include preventive services such as annual physicals, dental visits and eye exams.
Onsite Fitness Centers
We have fully equipped and staffed onsite workout facilities at many of our larger locations, with certified professional performance coaches providing new-member orientations, one-on-one coaching sessions, group exercise classes and support for overall wellness goals.
Health Club Reimbursement
Anthem offers up to $35 per month for the cost of individual membership dues or fees to health clubs, virtual fitness programs and fitness apps.
Journey to Well-Being
Anthem offers associates tools to keep them moving in a healthy direction. Associates can work in person or remotely with certified coach consultants to develop personal plans, and have access to a comprehensive workout library. With Guided Paths, associates can explore lessons on mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery, as well as personalized nutrition support and virtual workouts. In 2020, over 5,000 associates participated in this program.
Weight Watchers® (WW) Reimagined
WW offers associates a scientifically proven program for weight loss and wellness with digital, in-person and virtual workshops to help individuals meet their goals.
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. Services include locating childcare and eldercare providers, legal support, and private counseling (up to six phone or in-person session per issue). EAP services are available to associates and anyone in their households at no cost.
myStrength offers digital resources to help associates manage emotional health and wellbeing issues such as anxiety, stress, depression and substance use.
Critical Caregiving Leave
Associates receive paid time off to provide care or support to a family member experiencing a major life event such as a serious health condition.
Parental Leave and Transition Week
Anthem is dedicated to helping meet our associates’ parenting needs. After a birth or adoption, parents receive up to six weeks of paid leave at 100 percent pay. For birth moms, this is in addition to medical short-term disability leave. New Parent Transition Week provides full pay to new parents working half time during their first week back at work.
Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance
Anthem provides reimbursement for eligible adoption and surrogacy arrangement expenses of up to $10,000 per child for a full-time associate and up to $5,000 per child for a part-time associate.
Associate CARE Services is available 24/7 to associates who are struggling and need immediate assistance with situations such as accessing food, locating caregiver resources or dealing with distressing personal situations.
Ianacare is a free app that enables caregivers to find help for everyday needs and to share private updates with a personal team of family members, friends and neighbors.
Papa is an on-demand assistance service to help associates ensure that their older family members can stay independent while living securely and happily at home.
Anthem is committed to helping our associates build a sound financial future for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive financial benefits program provides access to resources that help associates achieve their goals at each stage of life.
Savings and Investments
401(k) Savings Plan
Anthem will match 100 percent of an associate’s 401(k) contribution up to 3 percent of the individual’s compensation, plus 50 percent of the individual’s contribution on the next 3 percent of compensation, for a total match potential of 4.5 percent.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Associates may purchase Anthem common stock at a discount through convenient payroll deductions on an after-tax basis.
Anthem provides financial support to help associates reach their development goals and meet the cost of an education. An associate can receive up to $5,000 ($2,500 for part-time associates) in tax-free reimbursement each year toward the cost of tuition, fees and textbooks at accredited institutions.
Flexible Spending Account
Associates can set aside funds on a pretax basis to spend on qualifying childcare or eldercare, with Anthem matching 10 percent of the contributions.
Financial Fitness Academy
This e-learning solution helps associates improve their financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors through a range of personalized learning experiences. In 2020, over 5,000 associates participated in this program.
Financial Planning and Calculators
We offer free interactive resources, calculators and financial planning tools to help associates develop sound financial planning strategies and make better retirement savings decisions.
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. As of year-end 2020, more than 3.5 million square feet of Anthem office space has been certified to the Fitwel standard, accounting for one third of our real estate portfolio.
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.
Anthem participates 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.
Hakon Mattson, Director of Sustainability at Anthem, addresses creating healthier workplaces. Read the interview.
Associate Safety Program
The safety of our associates is a priority. Anthem has a comprehensive Associate Safety Program, overseen by a cross-functional team from Business Continuity, Corporate Security, Facilities and Risk Management, to ensure that our workplaces are safe as well as productive. The program 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 implement the safety program, including scheduling evacuation drills. Our Associate Safety Reference Guide contains a step-by-step emergency action plan, which includes 24/7 phone numbers and guidelines for different scenarios such as fires, tornadoes, earthquakes and power outages.
Onsite automated external defibrillator (AED) machines are available, as is AED training for associates via CadiAcademy. Associates are also encouraged to learn the lifesaving hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique. A grant from the Anthem Foundation to the American Heart Association has trained 10 million people how to perform hands-only CPR.
Anthem Corporate Security performs the following key functions:
- Conducting site-security assessments for Anthem-controlled office locations, using a risk-based approach to identify site-specific threats and vulnerabilities and ensure that our sites comply with enterprise standards.
- Leading and directing the contract security guard force.
- Operating a 24/7 security center, which provides continuous monitoring of Anthem people and applicable sites.
- Overseeing a threat-management program that uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate, assess, respond to and mitigate potentially concerning communications and behavior, potential threats and apparent acts of violence.
- Providing safety and security training to Anthem associates, covering topics such as hostile-intruder situations, safety in the workplace, workplace violence prevention, business travel, de-escalation training and safety tips for in-home workers.