No, Anthem and Blue Cross are not the same. Though they are both health insurance companies, they aren't affiliated with one another in any way.
Anthem is a national health insurer that is part of the larger Blue Cross Blue Shield network and provides coverage in Colorado and other states. They have a wide range of plans to choose from and offer coverage on the state’s health exchange and also outside the exchange.
Blue Cross, on the other hand, is a nonprofit health insurance company headquartered in Denver. They offer a wide range of plans, including employee group coverage, individual and family coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. They operate within Colorado and don’t operate statewide like Anthem.
If you’re looking for health insurance in Colorado, both Anthem and Blue Cross offer a wide range of plans that can provide you with the coverage you need. It’s important to compare the different plans from both providers and select the one that best meets your needs.
To learn more about Anthem's Colorado plans, visit their website here: https://www.anthem.com/co
To learn more about Blue Cross's Colorado plans, visit their website here: https://www.bcbsco.com/