Wellpoint changes name to Anthem Inc.

One of the nation's largest insurers is getting a name change. Wellpoint announced today it will now be referred to as Anthem Inc. and will use the ticker symbol ANTM when trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The name change was approved at a special shareholders meeting on Nov. 5. "The change to Anthem will help us better communicate our values and simplify the way we connect with our associates, consumers, investors, and the communities we call home," said Joseph Swedish, president and CEO of Anthem Inc. Announcement