The Bottom Line:
"At monthly costs of more than $100 per bottom, keeping a baby in dry, clean diapers is costly," said David R. Fusco, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut. "For the state's poor, it can be downright impossible. Infrequent diaper changing increases the risk of many health problems and infants crying non-stop from being in soiled diapers are at greater risk for abuse," according to Fusco "For these reasons, Anthem and its employees continue to look for creative ways to work in the community to support the New Haven Diaper Bank and the state's Medicaid population."
This is not the first time the company has "stepped up to the plate" for the New Haven Diaper Bank. Last March, Anthem's BlueCare Family Plan donated more than $30,000 to the New Haven Diaper Bank, enabling the organization to buy a six-month supply of disposable diapers - approximately 250,000 to 300,000 diapers - for children from newborn through about age three. In addition, Anthem's employees also contributed a sizeable supply of disposable diapers that they collected during a December holiday drive held at the company's North Haven campus.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. WellPoint, Inc. subsidiaries serve more than two million Medicaid managed care members in 14 states. Enrolled Medicaid managed care members have access to a wide network of health care professionals as well as health management programs that are accredited and nationally recognized in several states.
About BlueCare Family Plan:
BlueCare Family Plan, the Medicaid (HUSKY) program of Anthem Blue Cross
and Blue Shield in Connecticut, is the state's largest health benefits
insurer serving more than 138,000 Connecticut HUSKY m
|SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut|
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