WellPoint Recognized on the 2010 InformationWeek Top Technology Innovators Across America List

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, INC, (NYSE: WLP) is pleased to announce that it made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The 2010 list was revealed at the gala awards ceremony during the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference that took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

"WellPoint is pleased to be recognized by InformationWeek as a top technology innovator in America," said Lori Beer, Chief Information Officer, WellPoint, Inc. "WellPoint is committed to using technology and data to better understand the health and health-behaviors of its members so that we can create programs and products designed that can help improve their health and the quality of their lives."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.  

"For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth - new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge."

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.  

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.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow – from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT audiences, such as CIOs, developers, SMBs and IT Support Managers via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's, InformationWeek SMB, and HDI respectively, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, and the network provides a deep and rich portfolio of decision-making tools and peer based research through InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis. IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.  The InformationWeek Business Technology Network is part of UBM TechWeb.

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.

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