Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Named a Finalist for Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2015 BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been named a finalist in BizTimes
Media LLC’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The finalists will be
recognized at a breakfast event in at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The awards are designed to shine a light on the community impact of
southeastern Wisconsin businesses and nonprofits. The program also
salutes the work of for-profit organizations, executives and
professionals who donate their time, talent and treasure to community
causes.

More than 100 nominations were submitted for the program this year, and
30 finalists were named in 10 different categories. An overall winner in
each category will be announced on Thursday morning.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a finalist in the Corporate Citizen
of the Year category, which recognizes the charitable and volunteer
activities of for-profit companies working to make a difference in
Wisconsin.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Anthem Blue Cross
and Blue Shield is committed to improving health care with trusted and
caring solutions. In the community, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
and its corporate foundation work to identify the local health issues
most need of attention, and then direct the company’s charitable support
and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas.

Anthem’s current focus is on promoting active lifestyles and working to
reduce the devastating impact of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes,
heart disease and lung disease on Wisconsin children, adults and
seniors. In 2014, the activities of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield,
its foundation, and associates resulted in more than $1.5 million and
hundreds of volunteer hours being directed to health-improving causes
and programs throughout Wisconsin.

“Whether it’s climbing the stairs with the American Lung Association,
helping kids learn healthy habits, or organizing an in-office food
drive, improving health and serving our communities is at the core of
what we do,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and
Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “It’s a true honor to be named a finalist for
this award, and it energizes us to keep finding new ways to give back
and help others.”

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s ongoing community support is
anchored by the company’s year-round programs that encourage
volunteerism and philanthropy:

  • Associate Giving Program – Recognizes associate contributions
    to health and human services nonprofits with a 50 percent match from
    the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation.
  • Dollars for Doers – Gives company associates an opportunity to
    track service hours and earn a grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and
    Blue Shield Foundation to the charities at which they volunteer.
  • Paid Time Off – Provides associates with up to eight hours of
    paid time per calendar year to use to volunteer at a qualified
    501(c)(3) charity of their choice.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has also been recognized
by multiple organizations
for its workplace environment and
diversity initiatives, including the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy
Lifestyles® Platinum award from The National Business Group on Health,
and CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation from the CEO Roundtable
on Cancer.

Additional information about the community-improving efforts of Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its corporate foundation can be found at http://www.anthem.foundation.

The BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards take place on Thursday, Nov. 5,
at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Events Center, 1721 W. Canal St., from 7:30
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete list of finalists and registration
information for the award ceremony can be found at www.biztimes.com/npawards.
The finalists were selected by BizTimes Media with consultation from a
panel of industry professionals.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of 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.
Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in
Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com.
Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/askanthem
and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/askanthem.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the
health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its
funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative
solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy
Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets
specific disease states and medical conditions. These include: prenatal
care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity
rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical
activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal
and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also
coordinates the company’s annual associate giving campaign and its
parent foundation provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign
pledges. ®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.

Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
Scott Larrivee,
262-523-4746
scott.larrivee@anthem.com
Twitter:
@AnthemPR_WI