WellPoint and Subsidiary National Government Services Commemorate Veterans Day With Contributions and Support

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) and its subsidiary, National Government Services, Inc. (NGS) announce several upcoming events to mark our continued dedication to veterans and their families.

  • WellPoint is donating $50,000 to the USO.  The donation will be used to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families during the holiday season.
  • WellPoint has been selected as one of G.I. Jobs magazine's Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers for 2012.  The accomplishment highlights the involvement of WellPoint and National Government Services associates in the Veterans' Organization of WellPoint (VOW) Associate Resource Group, which is committed to building bridges to allow military personnel to transition into and succeed in both organizations.
  • In addition to the monetary donation to the USO, the VOW Associate Resource Group is creating and shipping care packages to Veterans during the holiday season.
  • Associates from WellPoint and National Government Services will honor veterans at ceremonies across the country on Veterans Day, November, 11.  In Virginia, a flag raising ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.  Associates in Indiana will be marching in the Veterans' Day Parade in Downtown Indianapolis on Veterans Day, November 11.

"Our goal is to be a good corporate steward and reach out to the veterans in our community and within our company," notes Senior Capture Manager Greg Wappel, a Marine Corps Veteran and Co-Chair of VOW. "As a Veteran, I am proud to be associated with an organization that truly walks the walk when it comes to supporting our nation's Veterans and their needs."

We will provide media availability with NGS representatives at the Indianapolis Veterans' Day Parade.  Photographs of Veterans Day Parade will be available after the parade.  

About National Government Services, Inc.
National Government Services, Inc., a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to administer Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), home health and hospice, national FQHC and Part B (medical insurance) contracts and the Jurisdiction B durable medical equipment Medicare administrative contract, serving nearly 209,000 providers and suppliers, and over 22 million people with Medicare in 18 states and five U.S. Territories. National Government Services has served as a Medicare contractor since 1966.

About WellPoint, Inc.
WellPoint 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 66 million individuals served through its subsidiaries. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.

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