Anthem subsidiaries offer pharmacy and medical assistance for health
plan members, free telehealth medical and psychological help for anyone
impacted by Hurricane Irma
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2017--
Anthem Inc. is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma, and
our teams are preparing to serve health plan members and associates in
Florida during this state of emergency.
We know this can be an incredibly difficult time. Teams across the
company are preparing to implement measures to help the members of our
affiliate health plans who reside in Florida receive health care and
medications they need—understanding that they may be unable to access
their regular health care providers. Additionally, LiveHealth
Online, our 24/7 telehealth service affiliate, will offer free
online medical and psychological visits to anyone impacted by Hurricane
Irma, regardless if they are a member of one of Anthem’s affiliated
For members of Anthem’s affiliated Medicaid and Medicare plan in
Florida, Anthem has taken steps to ensure those members will continue to
receive the best possible health care at this time by allowing them to:
Visit either in-network or out-of-network physicians or service
Contact in-network pharmacies which can provide refills of approved
medication if medication has been lost or damaged;
Request replacements for medical equipment and supplies that have been
damaged or lost.
Anthem national accounts members who live or work in Florida and whose
prescription drug plan medication has been lost or damaged due to
Hurricane Irma can get refills at any pharmacy. Members are encouraged
to call their Anthem health plan with any questions so we can help them
find appropriate care during this challenging time.
The Anthem Foundation has also partnered with the American
Red Cross, as a $1 million-level member of our Annual Disaster
Giving Program, to support impacted residents. Local Red Cross personnel
and shelters will be providing meals, relief supplies, support, and
other assistance to thousands of Floridians and first responders
statewide. The Anthem Foundation has also pledged to match all associate
donations to Anthem’s employee assistance fund and the American Red
Cross at 100 percent. Additionally, the Anthem Foundation awarded a
$75,000 grant to AmeriCares to support its Emergency Response Partner
Program (AERP), which provides medicine, medical supplies and mental
health services to those experiencing disaster-related trauma.
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 over
74 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more
than 40 million within 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.
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Source: Anthem Inc.