WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference and Date for Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).  All interested parties are invited to listen to a webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay will be available at www.wellpoint.com for two weeks.

WellPoint also announced that it will release fourth quarter 2010 financial results on January 26, 2011, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST"). Management will review these results and its outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST that same morning. The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers:

888-423-3268 (Domestic)

800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay)

651-291-5254 (International)

320-365-3844 (International Replay)

An access code is not required for the January 26, 2011, conference call.  The access code for the replay is 186081.  The replay will be available from 11:00 a.m. EST on January 26, 2011, until the end of the day on February 9, 2011. The call will also be available through a live webcast at www.wellpoint.com under "Investor Info." A webcast replay will be available following the call.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint works to simplify the connection between Health, Care and Value. We help to improve the health of our communities, deliver better care to members, and provide greater value to our customers and shareholders. WellPoint is the nation's largest health benefits company, with more than 33 million members in its affiliated health plans, and a total of more than 70 million individuals served through all 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 or Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in the New York service areas).  WellPoint also serves customers throughout much of the country as UniCare.  Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.