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WellPoint Named on 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology by IDG's Computerworld for the Fourth Year in a Row

Monday, June 18, 2012

WellPoint Named on 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology by IDG's Computerworld for the Fourth Year in a Row10:00 EDT Monday, June 18, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) – WellPoint, Inc. announces its recognition on the 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list, one of 100 top organizations named by IDG's Computerworld that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. WellPoint has been named to the list every year since 2009, significantly improving its ranking each year. WellPoint will be featured in the latest issue of Computerworld along with results from the 19th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. WellPoint's IT associates are rising to the challenge of creating and implementing innovative solutions that provide consumers with tools to make the best health care decisions – helping to lead the industry with technological advancements. “Our IT associates are excited about being part of an organization where they can make a positive difference in improving the health care system and the health of our customers,” said Andrew J. Lang, senior vice president and Chief Information Officer at WellPoint. “The WellPoint IT environment encourages an innovative and creative spirit that is focused on delivering differentiating value to our business teams and our customers. Our environment is one that supports a flexible work arrangement, the ability to work remotely, and has extensive health and wellness benefits along with competitive compensation.” "The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects." About the Best Places to Work in IT The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. About WellPoint, Inc. At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members' health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have nearly 34 million people in our branded health plans, and more than 62 million people served through our 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's plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare and in certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com. 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 website (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 (Omniture, September 2011). 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. WellPointGene Rodriguez, 317-488-6168geraldine.rodriguez@wellpoint.com