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Resources Available For Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield Members Coping With Tragedy In Oak Creek

August 7, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin (Anthem) is making its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources available to all of its members regardless of their policy type to help individuals and families coping with Sunday's tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. These complimentary resources include telephone-based counseling, online resources focused on dealing with grief, and assistance locating needed services.

Anthem members can access the EAP program by calling 1-877-208-8240 or by visiting www.anthemeap.com and using the login name "Wisconsin."

Anthem's EAP Account Managers are also in the process of reaching out to local employers to remind them about the breadth of services available to their employees who have been directly impacted or in any way upset by the shooting. Any eligible, directly impacted accounts will also be offered onsite Critical Incident Response services.

"We were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic and senseless shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek on Sunday, and are making EAP services available to all Anthem members in Wisconsin to help them get through this difficult time," said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. "I encourage any Anthem member affected to take advantage of this service."

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), which underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. (R) ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com . Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn , or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.

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