HERO: HII Employees Reach Out

HERO: HII Employees Reach Out offers emotional support and can help you find resources to handle any personal or work-related challenges you may face. 

HERO is operated by Anthem and offers referrals, counseling, resources and more for life's ups, downs and major changes. All HII employees and their dependents and household family members are eligible to use the program and it is 100% free and confidential.


HERO can help with:

Substance abuse Stress Depression Anxiety
Marital or family issues Balancing work/life commitments Financial stress Alcohol abuse
Child and elder care Creating healthy habits Grief and loss Parenting 
Identity theft Giving and receiving feedback Finding local resources, counselors and more

Work issues

Points to Remember
  • All calls are confidential and your privacy is protected
  • All counselors are experienced and licensed
  • You can use up to eight counseling sessions per year, per issue
  • All HII employees and household family members may use the service
  • HERO counselors are available at the HII Family Health Centers or in providers' offices nationwide
Find Support

If you or a loved one needs help, contact HERO:

1. Have a question or don't know where to start? Call 1-855-400-9185HERO's phone line is available 24/7 every day.

2. Looking for help online? Visit www.hiihero.com and use login code "Huntington Ingalls" to access the site.

3. Speak with a counselor at the Family Health Center:


Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.:

HII Family Health Center, Gautier, Miss.:


Newport News:

  • Ron Grett: 757-310-6666

HII Family Health Center, Newport News, Va.:

HERO Videos

Sixteen million family members and friends serve as unpaid caregivers for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States. Watch a video to learn how one HII senior executive turned to HII's HERO program for help when her mother developed Alzheimer's.



More than 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental disorder or illness in their lifetime. For Kevin Blatnik, getting help for his bipolar disorder saved his life. His advice: "It's okay to ask for help." Watch a video to hear his story.



View the infographic to see what employees are saying about HERO.


HERO can assist with sensitive topics, so privacy is key. All HERO support is protected by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and never shared with HII. If you or a family member contact HERO, no one will know unless you give permission in writing. Also, employees with security clearances can use HERO confidentially without having to report to the Defense Security Service (DSS) as long as their situation doesn't impact their ability to protect classified information.

Call 1-855-400-9185 to get started. HERO representatives are available 24 hours a day to help you.