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 www.antheminc.com/companies.
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 www.collegeforamerica.org.
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