Indy Racial Equity Pledge

Anthem, Inc.

Decorative icon of black bar

OUR PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

Anthem, Inc. is committed, connected, and invested in our communities.  We pledge to be a national and local leader and work in solidarity with our associates, provider partners, state and local government and community-based organizations to take action against long-standing racial inequality and health inequities in our healthcare system and in society as a whole, and to address social drivers of health facing consumers and communities across the country.

PLEDGE 1

Decorative icon of blue bar

Anthem will act in our role as a national health leader to address racial and health inequities and improve the health of our communities

Focus Areas: Health

Anthem will work side-by-side with local, state and national leaders to address factors driving racial and health disparities in our healthcare system and society. Anthem is committed to creating sustainable change in communities across the country, especially in our headquarters in Indianapolis.

PROGRESS

June 2020 - Anthem pledged $50 million over the next five years to address racial injustice and health inequities across the country, starting with our home state of Indiana.

June 2020 - Contributed to the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund in support of organizations focused on having difficult conversations about Indiana's and the nation's complicated past and address issues of inequality.

July 2020 - Joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative to align with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal roles.

Actively participate in the Business Roundtable Special Task Force on Racial Equity and Justice to develop policy and advocacy priorities related to health disparities and equity.

Established and chair Business Equity for Indy Committee subcommittee focused on addressing health disparities facing minority and underserved communities.

PLEDGE 2

Decorative icon of blue bar

Anthem will leverage its assets to invest in the health of its members and communities to make health more affordable and address social drivers of health

Focus Areas: Health

Anthem will use data, research and analytics to drive insights and create solutions, and collaborate with provider and community partners to address drivers of health such as food, economic security, behavioral health, and improve health outcomes.

PROGRESS

October 2020 - Collaborating with leading nonprofit partners and others to provide no-cost pop-up flu clinics in Indianapolis and in vulnerable communities across the state to make it easier for people to get vaccinated and to increase health equity.

July 2020 - Provided a $1 million matching grant to Gleaners Food Bank to provide more than 10 million meals in our home city of Indianapolis.

June 2020 - Committed $50 million from the Anthem Foundation for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts to help areas of greatest need, including care provider safety, food insecurity, and mental and behavioral health resources.

Deployed associate resources and digital tools to support the whole health needs of consumers, including resources to manage social isolation, job loss, food insecurity and access to state and social services.

PLEDGE 3

Decorative icon of blue bar

Anthem will prioritize the health of its associates and advance its efforts to create an inclusive, diverse workforce and environment

Focus Areas: Health, Education

Anthem will increase associate awareness, engagement and involvement in the community, cultivate an inclusive environment, and shape the mindsets and behaviors required to creating lasting change

PROGRESS

90% of Anthem associates participate in monthly Culture Conversations.

Trained leaders on having difficult conversations about social unrest.

Redesigned Anthem Associate Resource Group (ARG) model for stronger connections with associates in the community to drive engagement, develop talent and support and represent the voice of our customers.

June 2020 - Expanded our associate giving opportunities by providing a 1:1 match for their contributions to the following organizations: National Urban League, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Race Forward, and United Way. And, through our Dollars for Doers Program associates are able to raise additional funds for a nonprofit of their choice.

Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.

Email us to learn more.