Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Indianapolis Colts’ Kendall Langford Join Forces to Encourage Child Wellness Exams in Indiana through ‘Blue Ticket to Health’

Defensive End Kendall Langford Lends His Support to This Important
Cause

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indianapolis Colts’ Defensive End Kendall Langford has accumulated many
tackles throughout his career as a professional football player. Now, he
and the Colts are teaming up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in
Indiana to help tackle pediatric wellness through the “Blue Ticket to
Health” campaign, which encourages children, teens and adults throughout
the state to get an annual wellness exams.

“Annual exams are crucial for this age group because of how rapidly they
are developing and the subsequent changes to their bodies,” explained
Kristen Metzger, plan president for Anthem in Indiana.

Langford, an iron man at his position recently held a streak of 135
consecutive games played, added, “As an NFL player, it’s critical for me
to see my doctor to stay healthy. As a parent with young children, I
know preventive health is important for them, too. So I encourage
parents to take their kids to get their exams.”

Thousands of eligible Anthem members ages three through 21 in the
Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana and Hoosier Care Connect plans have
been contacted by letter and invited to participate in the program. The
letters included the “Blue Ticket to Health.” Many have already visited
their physician and returned the ticket.

For those who haven’t yet, there is still time to participate. Most
physicians have the “Blue Ticket to Health” at their offices. Everyone
who gets an exam and returns the ticket with a physician’s signature is
entered into drawings for a host of special prizes, including a Colts’
game day experience, jerseys autographed by Langford, access to training
camp, locker room tours and more.

About Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Indiana

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield works with the state of Indiana to offer the
Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) and Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) health insurance
programs for 386,000 Medicaid beneficiaries. HHW serves low-income
families, pregnant women and children up to age 19. HIP covers residents
age 19 through 64 including low-income families. Anthem has administered
benefits and services for HHW since 2007 and HIP since 2008.

Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Media Contact:
James
Freeman
215-756-2495
james.freeman2@anthem.com