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Anthem Announces a New National Partnership to Provide a Free College Degree for Any Eligible Employee through College for America at SNHU

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2015-- Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, today announced a new national partnership to make an associate’s or bachelor’s degree available at no cost for any of its eligible 55,000 full-time and part-time associates through College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. College for America partners with employers to offer a competency-based, online curriculum that is engineered to help associates fit a fully-accredited college degree in the busy lives of working adults.

This new benefit is available to any Anthem full-time or part-time employee who works 20 or more hours per week and has been employed at least six months. Anthem associates who participate in the College for America program can earn their degree at no cost as a result of Anthem’s tuition reimbursement benefit.

“Anthem is committed to offering its associates a robust benefits package that goes beyond salary and health benefits,” said Jose Tomas, chief human resources officer at Anthem, Inc. “Our partnership with College for America has proven successful for our associates who participated in the pilot program in New Hampshire and we want to build on that success by providing opportunities for education, development and career advancement to all our associates.”

“This is a tremendous win-win for Anthem and its associates. As an employer, Anthem is building talent and the skills needed for promotion in its workforce while associates earn an accredited degree that will help them get ahead in their life and career without taking on debt,” said Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University. “SNHU’s partnership with Anthem will educate thousands of associates and is a model for aligning employer demand with the kind of competency-based, workforce-applicable higher education we have pioneered at College for America.”

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With nearly 71 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit

About College for America at Southern New Hampshire University

College for America is the workforce development and competency-based education college at Southern New Hampshire University – a nonprofit, 82 year-old fully accredited University based in Manchester, NH. College for America partners with more than 65 employers nationwide to help their associates achieve a college degree through a program built specifically for working adults: competency-based, flexibly-scheduled, workplace-applicable, and just $2,500/year, often covered in full or part by employers. For more, visit

Source: Anthem, Inc.

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