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WellPoint Ranked Among Top 50 Employers by Readers of Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals Magazine

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WellPoint Ranked Among Top 50 Employers by Readers of Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals Magazine09:00 EDT Tuesday, August 21, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has earned the number 32 spot on the list of Top 50 Employers by Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals Magazine. This marks WellPoint's 6th year on the list which is compiled by the readers of the magazine who selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work, or believe would provide a positive working environment for engineers and IT professionals who are members of minority groups. For WellPoint, this recognition further reinforces a commitment to create, foster and sustain a diverse organization. “In today's fast paced health care environment, careers in IT will continue to play a key role in helping to shape and create initiatives aimed at improving the lives of our consumers and we know that ensuring a diverse workforce is important to help foster ideas that promote technology and innovation,” said Linda Jimenez, chief diversity officer and vice president, diversity and inclusion for WellPoint. “We are very excited to know that the readers of Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals Magazine have selected us among those companies that value diversity.” “This honor proves our commitment to hiring and retaining the best information technology talent in the industry who focus on providing the best solutions and services to our customers and the communities we serve,” said Andrew J. Lang, senior vice president and Chief Information Officer at WellPoint. “The WellPoint IT environment encourages an innovative, creative and collaborative spirit to deliver the best health care value and customer-focused service.” This award follows WellPoint's recent ranking as number 34 on the 2012 Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity listand its ranking in the 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology by IDG's Computerworld for the fourth year in a row. 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 approximately 34 million people in our branded health plans, and approximately 65 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 across the country through our UniCare subsidiary and in certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com. MediaWellPoint, Inc.Leslie Porras, (818) 234-3368