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WellPoint Captures Gold for Its Associate Wellness Program
Date:6/26/2009

National Business Group on Health honors company's Choose Better Health associate wellness program

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it was been recognized as one of the best employers for healthy lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). The national non-profit organization of large employers honored WellPoint for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for its employees and families.

WellPoint was among 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by NBGH's Institute on the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity. WellPoint received a Gold Award for its Choose Better Health program, which recognizes WellPoint for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.

"We believe strongly in providing our associates with opportunities to make better health care choices, with an emphasis on personal accountability," said Christine R. Miller, vice president, Human Resources. "As a health care company, wellness opportunities for our own associates make sense from a number of perspectives: our concern for associate well-being, addressing health care costs and serving as a role model for our members."

WellPoint's wellness programs are an integral component of the Total Rewards philosophy provided to its approximately 42,000 associates. The Choose Better Health program focuses on six key areas that provide a holistic view of wellness: physical activity; weight management; nutrition; tobacco cessation; preventive and condition care; and well-being. Changes to the WellPoint environment such as offering healthy food choices across all onsite cafeterias and on
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