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Welcome to the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield blog.

Here you’ll find helpful information about low-income health care and tips to improve your overall health and wellness.

Get a free smartphone today

If you don’t have a smartphone, we can help. Anthem works with SafeLink Wireless to offer smartphones at no cost to Medicaid members through the Lifeline program. A SafeLink phone comes with:

  • 3GB of data
  • 350 monthly minutes
  • Unlimited text messages with health tips and reminders
  • Free calls to Anthem Member Services that will not count toward your 350 minutes
  • A free SIM card if you already have a smartphone

On top of helping you stay connected, you can download free apps on your smartphone for just about anything – reading the news, chatting with friends, connecting on social media, and most importantly, staying healthy. Do you need to see your doctor? You may be able to use your smartphone. It’s called telehealth. Many doctors offer these types of visits, which are covered by Medicaid. Call your doctor and ask if they offer telehealth.

You can also download the Anthem mobile app to check symptoms, view your member ID card or call the 24/7 NurseLine to talk to a registered nurse anytime, day or night.

Call 1-877-631-2550 or visit SafeLink to learn more. Use promo code Anthem. The call and the smartphone are free!