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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Associates Pledge $1.34 Million To Community Organizations in 2008
Date:11/20/2007

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation Match Raises Total to More

Than $2 Million

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) today announced that its associates have pledged approximately $1.34 million to support not-for-profit organizations in Georgia in 2008 as part of the company's Associate Giving Campaign.

"The generosity shown by our associates during this campaign highlights their integrity and commitment to improving the community where they live and work," said Monye Connolly, president of BCBSGa. "I am grateful for the incredible generosity of our associates and am proud that we are living the mission of our organization in every day ways."

The funds pledged by BCBSGa associates will receive a 50 percent match from the WellPoint Foundation, the parent foundation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation, increasing the total to more than $2 million. These funds will help hundreds of not-for-profit organizations fulfill their missions. The WellPoint Foundation is one of the nation's largest corporate foundations with net assets of nearly $200 million.

Across the country, associates of BCBSGa's parent company, WellPoint, Inc., pledged more than $15 million, surpassing the national goal of $13.8 million. The 50 percent match from the WellPoint Foundation will raise the total to more than $23 million.

During 2007, the WellPoint Foundation and its subsidiary state foundations funded $20 million in grants to numerous programs across the country. In many instances, the foundations provide emergency grants to support communities affected by disasters. For example, the BCBSGa Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus following a devastating tornado in March of this year.

"Through our Foundations and our social responsibility programs, we put the full weight of the company into finding lasting solutions to the social issues we understand best -- health care quality, affordability and accessibility," said Caroline 'Caz' Matthews, president of the WellPoint Foundation. "In the end, this focus, guided in part by our new State Health Index, which helps us identify the most critical health care needs in the state, allows us to have a measurable and sustainable impact in the communities we serve."

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is an operating subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., the largest publicly traded commercial health benefits company in terms of membership in the United States. WellPoint, Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and serves its 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan counties and as Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at http://www.wellpoint.com. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia can be found on the web at http://www.bcbsga.com.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation is a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The BCBSGa Foundation supports the charitable activities of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. [WellPoint Inc. serves its members in other states through 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan counties and as Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.) and Wisconsin.] Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia can be found on the web at http://www.bcbsga.com.


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