Abilities Beyond Limited Expectations (ABLE) engages associates throughout the organization to foster a culture of ability, where the emphasis is on the strengths and talents we all bring to the organization.
ABLE welcomes associates with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and others who want to contribute actively to a disability-inclusive workplace. It provides unique insight and expertise to initiatives for hiring, retaining, and developing people with disabilities. For example, ABLE members have developed and delivered sessions about disability awareness and etiquette, and the group helped create an online course, “Building a Culture of Abilities,” aimed at educating hiring managers and recruiters as well as all Anthem associates. ABLE also supported the implementation of a PeopleSoft self-reporting tool that allows associates to report disabilities at any time during their employment.
The group’s members are involved in business initiatives designed to enhance website accessibility and facilitate access to Anthem’s products and services. This ARG has been tapped to collaborate with the National Advisory Board, an advocacy organization that works with Anthem’s affiliate Amerigroup, on improving health care and support services for millions of seniors and people with disabilities—people who struggle to navigate the complexities of health care and long-term services and support.
ABLE also strengthens our Life & Disability business by actively promoting Anthem’s partnership with such organizations as the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and Disabled Sports USA.