Anthem is partnering with Southern New Hampshire University to offer a free college education to all its employees.
Two years ago, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire started a pilot program with SNHU’s College for America, which helps working adults complete a bachelor’s or associates degree for $2,500 per year or less. Now Anthem New Hampshire’s parent company, which operates in 14 states, will expand the program to any employee working more than 20 hours per week.
"Once they have that advanced degree, they can grow with the company," says Anthem spokesman Colin Manning. "It also opens up more entry level positions to bring more people into the pipeline."
Manning says more than half of Anthem’s 55,000 employees don’t have a college degree.