Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Named as Best of Business in 2011 by New Hampshire Business Review

Local health insurer wins a 'BOB' award for the fourth straight year

MANCHESTER, N.H., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has captured the top spot in the health insurer category in the annual Best of Business (BOB) program from New Hampshire Business Review.

"The BOB Awards truly celebrate all New Hampshire businesses," said Jeff Feingold, editor of New Hampshire Business Review. "If other business leaders have named your business a 'BOB business' that really says something about the high caliber of the company you're running."

Mr. Feingold noted that the 2011 contest attracted more than 2900 votes, the most ever in the four year history of the awards.  "The mission of the BOB Awards is to find the Granite State's exceptional businesses: the ones that offer the best service and pay attention to details, that have the most helpful and eager employees. In other words, BOB-winning businesses offer nothing less than outstanding products and services," he added.

"We're thrilled and honored to be recognized as a BOB award winner once again," said Lisa M. Guertin, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire.  "This recognition really is a testament to our hundreds of hard working New Hampshire associates and their daily commitment to our members."

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire is the state's largest health insurance carrier, having done business in the Granite State since 1942.  The plan insures about 500,000 members through its individual, group, and senior health benefits offerings.

In addition to the BOB award, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire annually ranks among the very best private health insurers in the country by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  In 2010, the health plan was ranked 17th in the country by the NCQA.  This recognition as one of the nation's top health plans is the result of outstanding overall performance in clinical care measures, member satisfaction and NCQA accreditation.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.  

About New Hampshire Business Review

New Hampshire Business Review is the state's only business newspaper, reaching over 50,000 subscribers every other week. It is part of McLean Communications of Manchester, a publishing company that also includes New Hampshire Magazine, ParentingNH, New Hampshire Home Magazine, NH.com and The Cabinet Press.

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire

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