At Anthem Inc., we believe that having a diverse workforce is critical to innovation and to addressing the needs of the diverse customers and communities we serve. Women make up 76% of our workforce and 63% of all management roles. People of color represent 43% of our workforce and 29% of management. More about the breakout of our workforce in Anthem Corporate Responsibility.
Our commitment to improving access to affordable care while simplifying the health care experience for consumers requires the best talent, passion, broad insight and experience, and an innovative mindset.
We partner with external organizations, colleges and universities, and our nine associate resource groups to recruit, retain, and develop a workforce that reflects the communities we serve -- and to implement best practices to offer an inclusive environment for all. Our partnerships include: UNCF, United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN); National Association on Disability (NOD), Amerigroup National Advisory Board; Easter Seals; Job Accommodation Network (JAN); MindShift; VeteranRecruiting; HirePurpose; Hiring Our Heroes; Military Spouse Corporate Career Network; Out & Equal; Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR); Diversity Best Practices, among many others.
Our nine Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) include associates from all areas of the organization, multiple locations and a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. The groups encourage diversity of perspectives and insight and help put the passion of our associates into action to make a real difference for our consumers and the communities we serve. Our ARGs help tackle business issues, participate in, and facilitate opportunities for education, development, and networking. ARGs are open to all Anthem associates.
We are proud to be recognized by the HRC among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by obtaining a perfect score in the Corporate Equality Index. Our PRIDE ARG helps us identify and implement best practices and programs such as the Anthem Safe Space Program, the Gender Inclusion and Transition Guidelines, and Transgender Training for customer-facing associates. This ARG also helped create “Building an LGBT –Friendly Practice”, an online training module that we offer to all health care providers.
We have a strong commitment to the employment of people with disabilities and partner closely with external organizations and our ABLE ARG to nurture a culture and a physical environment that are both inclusive of associates as well as customers with disabilities. We have received the Leading Disability Employer Seal by NOD (2016-2017), a perfect score in the USBLN’s Disability Equality Index since 2016 and the Portlight “Getting It Right” Award in 2017 for our work in disaster preparedness and recovery for people with disabilities.
It's important for us to offer our veterans opportunities to take their career in a new direction because we believe their spirit of service is essential to improving health care. Our VOA ARG partners with Talent Acquisition to maximize our ability to attract and retain veterans and their family members. The group also focuses on supporting our troops by sending care packages during the holidays and participating in events year-round. Learn more on our veterans’ page.
We train our leaders to make more informed and effective decisions by mitigating unconscious bias. There’s extensive research about the impact of unintended bias in decisions that affect people in the workplace so in 2017 we launched “Decide: The Neuroscience of Breaking Bias,” an eLearning experience that helps leaders identify, label and take action to minimize bias in order to build effective and inclusive teams.
Our associates are passionate about serving our members and giving back to the community and the company supports these efforts through several programs.
Year-round, Anthem associates give generously to health-related nonprofit organizations across the country through our Associate Giving Program, which offers a 50 percent match from the Anthem Foundation.
The Dollars for Doers program encourages year-round associate volunteerism—and helps associates’ commitment go even further by providing grants to eligible organizations where the volunteer service is completed. In 2017, our associates logged over 55,000 hours! To make it even easier to volunteer, associates can have up to eight hours of paid volunteer time off each year to be used to volunteer at qualified charities of their choice.
The Volunteer Recognition Program invites Anthem associates to share their volunteer stories or nominate their colleagues who volunteer in the community. Each quarter associates nominate and vote for a winner who exemplifies our value of Caring for Our Communities. The winner chooses an eligible charity to receive a special grant from the Anthem Foundation.
Learn more about how Anthem associates give back to their communities.