WellPoint’s Government Business Division Announces Conference Participation for June

WellPoint’s Government Business Division Announces Conference Participation for June

Maureen C. McDonnellVice President, External CommunicationsWellPoint, Government Business Division(757) 473-2731orFinley HinesPublic Relations SpecialistWellPoint, Government Business Division(757) 955-8831

, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its conference participation for June today. With almost two decades of experience serving our country’s most vulnerable populations, Amerigroup has earned the reputation as a thought leader in the industry. Amerigroup is focused on providing innovative solutions for the most pressing health care issues including maternal and child health, long-term services and supports, independent living and dual eligible population management for Medicaid and Medicare.

Amerigroup, WellPoint’s Government Business Division, has confirmed the following speaking engagements for June:

Amerigroup Vice President of Advocacy Merrill Friedman will participate in a panel discussion with members Mark Perriello and Berthy De La Rosa-Aponte June 7 at the Hilton Orlando in Florida. The panel "Managed Care: Doing it right, Applying the independent living Philosophy" begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

AmerigroupNevadaChief Executive Officer Eric Lloyd will participate in a panel discussion June 14 at the JW Marriot in Las Vegas. The panel “Insuring More of Nevada’s Uninsured: The Role of Health Insurance Carriers” will have two daily sessions that will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

WellPoint Government Business Division National Staff Vice President, Medical Director for Medicare Advantage Dr. Richard S. Frank will participate in a panel discussion June 24 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada. The panel “CareMore Essential from Member to Patient: A Comprehensive Approach to High-Risk Patient Management” begins at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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 36 million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 68 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; and as 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). We also serve customers in several additional states through our Amerigroup subsidiary and in certain 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 .

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