How To Cancel Anthem Insurance in a Flash

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Cancel Anthem Insurance and Free Yourself Up For Better Health Cover

Anthem Insurance—managed by the Blue Cross Shield association—is one of the largest for-profit providers of health insurance in the U.S., but you may feel it’s not the right service for you.

You could have any number of reasons for wanting to change your provider, but once you have made the decision to move away from Anthem, you want the process to be as easy as possible.

This is where DoNotPay can help. Here is our rundown of all the ways you can cancel Anthem Insurance—all the alternatives at your disposal in one place, plus the easiest solution from DoNotPay!

The DIY Guide to Canceling Anthem Insurance

You can cancel Anthem Insurance in multiple ways:

Can You Cancel Anthem Insurance ViaYes/No
In PersonNo
Company WebsiteYes

Canceling Anthem Insurance by Phone

You can cancel your Anthem Insurance coverage through the Blue Shield phone number:

  1. Dial (888) 256-3650
  2. Explain your reason for the cancellation
  3. Make sure you have your account number ready

You can reach the customer care line between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Anthem Insurance recommends you try canceling by phone first. If this should prove unsuccessful, you will have to try one of the alternative routes.

How To Cancel Anthem Insurance by Sending a Letter

If the phone call didn’t solve your problem, you can try canceling your Anthem Insurance plan by mail. To do so, you need to print and fill out the cancellation form Anthem provides, which also gives you space to detail any grievance you might have with Anthem Insurance.

The form should include your:

  • Personal details, including contact info and Anthem Membership ID
  • Details of the affected enrollees
  • Health plan details
  • Reasons for filing a grievance

You can send your form directly to Blue Shield Insurance at:

Blue Shield of California

Attention: Applicant Appeals

P.O. Box 5588

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-0011

You should also mail the document straight to the California Department of Managed Health Care at:

Department of Managed Health Care

Help Center

980 9th Street, Suite 500

Sacramento, CA 95814-2725

The help center usually replies within 30 days, but that period could be extended for up to two additional weeks. After that time, you should receive a notification by mail that your cover has been canceled.

Email Cancellation of Anthem Insurance

You can also cancel your Anthem Insurance by email. Fill in the form in ink, scan it, and email it to:

CompanyEmail address
California Department of Managed Health

Cancel Anthem Insurance via Fax

The process for canceling via fax is the same as via email—print out the form, fill it in, and fax it through to the following numbers:

CompanyFax Number
Blue Shield(916) 350-6510
California Department of Managed Health Care(916) 255-5241

Canceling Anthem Insurance via Company’s Website

If you’re trying to cancel your insurance cover, you can use the Anthem Insurance website. Download and fill out the Member Change Form with your contact details, and tick the relevant boxes to signify that you want to cancel.

You need to submit the termination details within 60 days of the desired date of cancellation. This will stop Anthem from billing you for an additional month while the company processes your termination.

If you continue to be billed after that period, contact the company on the Ask Customer Service page or the General Assistance Live Chat.

Any of these methods should enable you to cancel your membership with Anthem Insurance, but why go through all the trouble of doing it yourself when ?

Cancel Anthem Insurance With DoNotPay

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All you have to do is follow these instructions:

  1. Select the Find Hidden Money product
  2. Search for Anthem Insurance

We’ll take care of your cancellation and let you know when your membership is terminated.

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