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The Anthem Difference

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The health of your business depends on the health of your employees. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) has been serving Connecticut for more than 75 years. We’re proud to offer you locally-based account management and clinical business support. This gives us unique insight into how employers within our state are meeting benefits challenges and what it takes to design a benefits package that is both competitive and affordable.  
Since we're Connecticut's largest health benefits carrier, we can offer the following advantages to Connecticut employers:  
Access to the largest network of doctors and hospitals, locally and nationwide.
High in-network utilization.
Positive, long-standing, relationships with Connecticut's provider community that facilitates and enhances the effectiveness of our clinical care management capabilities.
A spectrum of innovative payment and care delivery models that tie provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for Anthem members and customers.
A robust and flexible product portfolio that includes medical with value-based benefits capabilities, dental, vision, disability, life and EAP.
Lower out-of-pocket costs.
 
Local presence  
Headquarters: Wallingford
President: Jill R. Hummel
Associates: 1,400
Membership: More than 1 million
 
Extensive provider networks  
92% of primary care and specialist physicians are in our BlueCare HMO/POS network.
94% of primary care and specialist physicians are in our Century Preferred PPO network.
Access to most acute care facilities in Connecticut.
Worldwide coverage with network providers in 200 countries and territories.
Access to more than 96% of hospitals and more than 91% of physicians across the country through the BlueCard® program.1
Access to an extensive retail network of over 66,000 participating pharmacies across the country, including most major chains as well as many independent neighborhood pharmacies.
Anthem Blue View VisionSM offers access to a convenient, national network of more than 30,000 providers and more than 25,000 locations. And the network includes the ideal mix of both independent practitioners as well as popular retail locations like LensCrafters,® Target Optical,® Sears Optical,SM JCPenney® Optical and Pearle Vision.®
 
Innovative health plans  
Health, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability and life, as well as EAP and wellness programs.
A wide range of traditional (HMO, PPO and POS) and innovative consumer-driven health plans (HSA and HRA).
Mail-order pharmacy and generic premium programs.
Worksite wellness programs.
Discounts on healthy living products and services.
 
Recognized nationally, delivered locally  
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) ranks Anthem's Connecticut commercial health plans among the top 50 insurers nationwide and the top commercial HMO insurer in the state.2
Anthem's Connecticut HMO plan ranked 29th among 484 commercial HMO and PPO plans nationwide, according to NCQA findings.2 Ranked highest in member satisfaction among health plans in the New England region by J.D. Power and Associates.3
 
Integrated care management programs  
Anthem's Health and Wellness is a holistic, integrated approach that uses sophisticated predictive modeling to pinpoint a member’s special health needs and then provides a customized health coverage solution.
Online Health Assessment.
24/7 NurseLine.
 
Consumer education  
Transparency educates consumers about their health, health care spending and quality including prescription drug and local pharmacy pricing, and facility-specific pricing for common procedures.
Estimate Your Cost provides facility cost information for 367 inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic radiology and office visit procedures, as well as out-of-pocket cost estimates for PPO members. In addition, it offers quality measures (from WebMD®) for more than 160 inpatient procedures.
Patient Ratings & Reviews offers members the opportunity to post reviews about their experiences with network providers and to read what other members have to say about their experiences.
 
Cutting-edge technology  
Online self-service tools that save time for employers and members 24/7.
Web enrollment.
Simplified claims processing.
 
Service that exceeds expectations  
Claims status available 24/7 via telephone or Internet.
98.7% of claims processed in 30 days with 99.89% financial accuracy.4
 
2013 Community Giving  
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $1.9 million and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Connecticut.  
 
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of: In Colorado Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc. In Connecticut: Anthem Health Plans, Inc. In Indiana: Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. In Kentucky: Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. In Maine: Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc. In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area): RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. In Nevada: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. In New Hampshire: Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. In Ohio: Community Insurance Com pany. In Virginia: Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and its service area is all of Virginia except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123. In Wisconsin: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin ("BCBSWi"), which underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation ("Compcare"), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Use of the Anthem Web sites constitutes your agreement with our Terms of Use