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Anthem Life offers The Healing Book to Help Young Life Insurance Beneficiaries Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3 Anthem Life kicks off Life Insurance Awareness Month by enhancing the support services already available to its group life insurance beneficiaries by offering a new book to help children who are affected by the loss of a loved one - The Healing Book: Facing the Death and Celebrating the Life of Someone You Love (written by Ellen Sabin and published by Watering Can Press).

The Healing Book is a resource that helps children and families express their feelings, ask questions and explore their memories when someone they love has died. It is an activity book, journal and conversation-starter that children can personalize and use in whatever way that best meets their needs during the grieving and remembering process.

"When a loved one dies, it is usually a very difficult time for everyone in the family, especially for children. Therefore, we are glad to offer this helpful book to beneficiaries," said Tom Foran, staff vice president, Product Management/Business Development, Life and Disability. "We want family members to think of us as providing more than a check to them during this challenging time. We want them to see us as a source that offers them valuable tools including grief counseling, legal and financial consultation and other services. We believe The Healing Book is a great complement to the resources we offer to those who are grieving."

Beneficiaries can go to resourceadvisor.anthem.com to order a free copy of this book for their children. In addition, beneficiaries can order free copies for a grandchild, niece or nephew, or a close friend.

About Watering Can Press

Watering Can(R) Press publishes award-winning children's books that "grow kids with character." Their interactive, family-friendly activity books engage children in experiences that nurture and inspire them as they grow into their roles as healthy, confident and caring adults. Their books help children explore topics such as giving and charity, tolerance for peers with special needs, getting fit/healthy, going green and more. Learn more at www.wateringcanpress.com.

About Anthem Life

Life and Disability products underwritten by Anthem Life Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. (R) 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.

SOURCE Anthem Life
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