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Air Methods and Anthem Partner to Provide Access to Emergency Air Medical Services for Anthem Consumers


Anthem Affiliated Health Plan Consumers in Indiana, Kentucky,
Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin Will Now Have Expanded Access to Emergency
Air Medical Services as Part of Their In-Network Health Coverage

Air Methods, a global leader in emergency air medical services, and
Anthem today announced that the companies are partnering to provide
Anthem consumers with access to Air Methods' emergency medical services
as part of their in-network health coverage benefits. The new
partnership covers consumers who are enrolled in Anthem affiliated
health plans in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The
agreement is effective as of August 15, 2018.

"When our consumers and their families face a critical medical emergency
that requires air transportation, we know that every moment counts, and
easing the worries of a financial burden is key to helping them focus on
their immediate health needs," said Colin Drozdowski, Anthem's Senior
Vice President of Provider Solutions. "Our agreement with Air Methods to
provide in-network access to emergency medical air services is another
way Anthem is working to create a simpler and more affordable healthcare
experience for those we have the privilege to serve."

"In the middle of a medical emergency, no one should have to worry about
how they are going to pay for critical care," said Steve Gorman, CEO of
Air Methods. "We look forward to our partnership with the Anthem team,
and remain committed to working with all insurers to make sure more
patients have affordable access to emergency medical services."

Air Methods operates 26 air medical bases in the five states in the
agreement and more than 300 across the country. From these locations,
Air Methods is able to operate its flying intensive care units
around-the-clock. The company has provided more than 2.5 million patient
transports since 1980.

About Air Methods

Air Methods (
is the leading air medical provider, delivering lifesaving care to more
than 70,000 people every year. With nearly 40 years of air medical
experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one
of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United
Rotorcraft is the Company's products division specializing in the design
and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods'
fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features more than 450
helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring
solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and
services that give their members access to the care they need. With over
73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly
40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the
nation's leading health benefits companies. For more information about
Anthem's family of companies, please visit

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