Anthem’s Medicaid Health Plan in Kentucky Offers No-Cost Boys & Girls Club Memberships to Improve Health and Lives

Anthem provided $35,000 to Kentucky Boys & Girls Clubs in 2015 to
promote healthy lifestyles.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid will continue to
work with the Kentucky Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs in 2016, and offer
Boys & Girls Club memberships at no cost to eligible Anthem Medicaid
members ages 6-18. Membership benefits for Boys & Girls Clubs vary by
location and typically allow children and teens to go to a Club’s
drop-in program anytime the doors are open, including after school and
during school breaks. Memberships also enable access to locally
available fitness, nutrition, sports and educational programs and
activities. Through these no-cost memberships, Anthem is creating
opportunities for its young members to learn and adopt healthy

“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid serves
approximately 15,000 children and teens who may be eligible to take
advantage of our Boys & Girls Club membership benefit,” said Cecelia
Manlove, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky
Medicaid. “We encourage our member families to take advantage of these
services and to be proactive in encouraging their kids to adopt healthy
habits. We also thank our Boys & Girls Club partners for helping us
build brighter, healthier futures for our Kentucky youth.”

This is Anthem’s second consecutive year offering no-cost Boys & Girls
Club memberships to its eligible Kentucky Medicaid members. In 2015, the
health plan also contributed $35,000 in grants and sponsorships to
support Boys & Girls Club programs that promote health-focused
initiatives in communities across the commonwealth.

“Now, more than ever, kids and their families need the programs and
services offered by Boys & Girls Clubs across Kentucky,” said Shelley
Douthitt, director of the Kentucky Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. “We
work to provide a world-class Club experience that assures that success
is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all
members on track to achieve our priority outcomes: academic success,
good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. Together with
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid’s support, we can
help more kids on their path to a great future.”

There are three Boys & Girls Club sites in Louisville that are enrolling
eligible Anthem Medicaid members at no cost. There are also four
participating Clubs in Northern Kentucky as well as Club sites and
programs in Franklin, Glasgow, Harlan, Hopkinsville, Maysville,
Morgantown, Newport, Owensboro Paducah and Vanceburg. To learn more
about these Clubs, their programs and services, visit
For more information about Anthem Kentucky Medicaid member eligibility,
call 1-855-690-7784 (TTY 711), or visit


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves more than 94,000 Medicaid
beneficiaries in Kentucky. Anthem began serving Kentucky’s Medicaid
program in 2014, but the company has provided health insurance benefits
and services in the commonwealth for over 76 years. Every day, members
of the Anthem team can be found in Kentucky communities listening to
members, interacting with providers and partnering with community-based
organizations. To learn more about Anthem’s Kentucky Medicaid services
and benefits, visit


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid
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