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WellPoint Named One of Computerworld's 2011 Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Monday, June 20, 2011

WellPoint Named One of Computerworld's 2011 Best Places to Work in Information Technology14:00 EDT Monday, June 20, 2011INDIANAPOLIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has once again been selected by IDG's Computerworld magazine as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. WellPoint ranked 46 among the top 100 companies, a nine-place increase over its 2010 ranking, and a 20-place increase since 2009. This honor recognizes the top 100 organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. WellPoint will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey."It's an honor once again to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in IT by Computerworld," said Andrew Lang, WellPoint's chief information officer. "Our IT team is responsible for helping all of our customers navigate the health care system. This is a critical responsibility, and one we take very seriously. Our IT professionals are dedicated to supporting each of our customers, and this recognition is a well-deserved reflection of their dedication and commitment." "To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. About ComputerworldComputerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com. About WellPointWellPoint works to simplify the connection between Health, Care and Value. We help to improve the health of our members and our communities, and provide greater value to our customers and shareholders. WellPoint is the nation's largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership, with 34 million members in its affiliated health plans, and a total of more than 70 million individuals served through its subsidiaries.  As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin.  In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint does business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas).  WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare.  Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.For further information: Cindy Sanders, +1-404-788-8957, cynthia.sanders@wellpoint.com