How to use Anthem.com
- Under the “Welcome to” banner, click on “National Accounts” from the pull down menu and click the “Enter” button.
- Then click on “Find a Doctor” on the left hand side. Click “Yes” in the Security Information box.
- Enter “IHE” in the Identification Prefix box on the Provider Finder page and click “Next”.
- Fill in the blanks with your address or select the state from the pull down menu and click “Next”.
- Select the type of provider from the pull down box choices (“All Providers”, “Physician, or Other Medical Professional” or “Hospital, Clinic or Other Medical Facility”).
- You can then select from several general or specialty categories.
On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and obtained personal information relating to consumers who were or are currently covered by Anthem or other independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans that work with Anthem. Anthem believes that this suspicious activity may have occurred over the course of several weeks beginning in early December, 2014… Read more below in the “An Important Message From Anthem” notice to it’s members.
Be sure to also visit anthemfacts.com for new information as it become available. Those without internet access or who prefer assistance by telephone can call 877-263-7995.
Taking an active role in your own medical treatment may be one of the most important decisions of your life. It is essential for patients and doctors to be partners in health care and a good partnership with your doctor begins with open communication.
The American Society of Internal Medicine estimates that 70% of a correct diagnosis depends on what the patient tells their doctor. Simply making a list of questions before an office visit will improve communication by helping you to organize your thoughts and your doctor to clearly understand your concerns.
When you need to seek medical attention, be sure to check with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, your primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), to see if they do participate. Remember, Blue Cross Blue Shield providers have agreed to accept the allowable charges permitted for services. This means they will not bill you the difference (any amount over the allowable charge). Also, your Fund pays a higher percentage to PPO providers, which means, you will pay a lower copay, which saves you money.