Anthem Adds Additional Option for Sex/Gender

To provide empathetic solutions and proactive support to all members, Anthem will add a non-binary birth-sex selection to our membership and enrollment process. Starting September 1, 2021, employers and brokers can enter U in the birth sex field via Electronic Enrollment Transmission (EET). Paper applications are not being changed at this time.

The new choice of U does not denote the member’s gender identity preference, only that it is unknown/unspecified to Anthem. We will contact clients about paper applications that do not have a birth sex value. If the employer confirms the employee chose not to provide a sex value, we will enter U for the application.

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Source: Anthem Blue Cross