ANGLE’s goal is for Anthem to be recognized as a premier employer and trusted health care benefits choice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and its allies.
ANGLE was founded in 2008 to engage LGBT associates and allies in raising awareness and understanding of LGBT inclusion issues, health care disparities, and untapped opportunities in the marketplace. ANGLE champions initiatives aimed at attracting and retaining LGBT associates and at educating senior leaders, associates, and providers about issues relevant to the LGBT community.
With the help of ANGLE, Anthem launched the Safe Space Program, which promotes the inclusion of all associates regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity by enlisting the support of LGBT allies. The group also provided insight for the development of Gender Transition Guidelines and Training to support associates transitioning in the workplace and their managers and colleagues.
ANGLE has recently been involved in the design of educational programs to help providers better understand health care needs and disparities affecting the LGBT community.