WellPoint Receives Two Diversity Awards

Recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine's 2010 Diversity Elite 60, a Directory of Top Companies for Hispanics

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a top company for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine and as the 17th best corporation for career opportunities for Latinas by LATINA Style Magazine.  

"WellPoint is honored to be recognized by both of these important publications, which we think reflects our long-standing commitment to a diverse and vibrant workforce," said Linda Jimenez, Chief Diversity Officer and vice president, Diversity & Inclusion, WellPoint, Inc. "WellPoint takes pride in developing a talented and diverse workforce that is in the best position to accomplish our mission of improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities."

The September issue of Hispanic Business magazine features the 2010 DIVERSITY ELITE 60, an annual list determined by more than 32 variables measuring a company's commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.  Top companies on this year's list went well beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more Hispanic consumers and increase their businesses with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.

At the end of August, LATINA Style Magazine announced the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2010, and for the third consecutive year WellPoint has made the list. Now in its 13th year, this annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the United States. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's career advancement opportunities for Latinas. This year, more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States were included in the extensive search.

For a more in-depth, comprehensive listing of the companies recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine, visit www.hispanicbusiness.com. For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50, please visit http://latina50.latinastyle.com/.

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 69 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 the country as UniCare.  Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.