Connecticut Sun Announces New Deal with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Uncasville, CT (August 3, 2022) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has joined as the team’s official health insurance partner. Anthem and the Sun are collaborating on initiatives to help address food insecurity across the state of Connecticut, with a focus on equitable access to nutritious foods and fitness mentorship in under-served communities.

“Our team at Anthem is on a mission to improve lives and communities, and we have a long-standing heritage here that we’ve built over the past 85 years,” said Lou Gianquinto, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut. “That’s why we are thrilled to announce our new relationship with the Connecticut Sun to raise awareness of what we’re doing to address health locally, starting with social drivers such as access to nutritious food. It is exciting to come together as like-minded organizations to raise awareness of whole health across the state.”

As part of the program, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield stepped up as the presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Sun’s Farmers’ Markets and Community Garden events, a season-long campaign created to raise awareness of food insecurity in Connecticut. The Sun will work alongside Anthem associate volunteers with Fresh New London at the New London County Dream Market.

“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has had a longstanding relationship with the Mohegan Sun, and we are excited to become part of their WNBA team portfolio as there is a natural affinity between heath and sports. Our alignment with Anthem stems from our mutual acknowledgement of the importance of whole health – physical, mental and emotional care. We are proud to work together with Anthem on combating racial inequities in health care, addressing food insecurities and promoting social justice initiatives; and while we will always strive to play championship-level basketball on the court, we will also work together to make a sustainable impact in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Jen Rizzotti, Connecticut Sun President.

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