“We understand that disability leave can take a mental, emotional and financial toll on employees,” said Spahr. “Our team of experts, including case managers, medical directors, behavioral health specialists, nurses and vocational rehabilitation counselors, work together to get employees healthy and back to work sooner by conducting one-on-one check-ins, engaging employees in health improvement programs and more.”More information about WellPoint’s Disability benefits can be found at www.wellpoint.com. This report presents the findings of a telephone survey conducted among 1,005 adults 502 men and 503 women 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States. Interviewing for this ORC International CARAVAN® Survey was completed on April 3-6, 2014. 605 interviews were from the landline sample and 400 interviews from the cell phone sample. The margin of error for the total sample is ±3.0 percent at the 95% confidence level. This means that if we were to replicate the study, we would expect to get the same results within 3.0 percentage points 95 times out of 100. About WellPoint, Inc. WellPoint is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. We believe that our health connects us all. So we focus on being a valued health partner and delivering quality products and services that give members access to the care they need. With nearly 67 million people served by our affiliated companies including nearly 37 million enrolled in our family of health plans, we can make a real difference to meet the needs of our diverse customers. We’re an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We serve members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In most of these service areas, our plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in other states through our Amerigroup and CareMore subsidiaries. To find out more about us, go to wellpoint.com.
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