INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced its selection as one of LATINA Style magazine's "Top Twelve Companies of the Year." This is the second consecutive year WellPoint has been included in the magazine's 50 Report. More than 800 companies were considered for the list.
"The recognition by LATINA Style magazine is an acknowledgment that our mission to improve the lives of our members and health of our communities is accomplished through building and cultivating a diverse, inclusive workforce," said Angela Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint. "It is no longer enough to be sensitive to your customers' cultural and linguistic differences; you must also fashion a workforce that is truly representative of the communities you serve."
WellPoint, along with associate Tammy Truxillo Tucker, vice president for California Large Group account management, will be featured in the August 2009 issue of LATINA Style magazine and recognized during the Feb. 4, 2010, LATINA Style Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
"At WellPoint, diversity and inclusion are not just words on paper but are key tenants of our approach to building a dynamic workforce that truly represents our customers," said David Casey, vice president and chief diversity officer for WellPoint. "I'm proud that for the second consecutive year LATINA Style magazine has recognized WellPoint for our inclusive hiring practices, diverse talent retention initiatives and efforts to develop WellPoint's next generation of business leaders."
The LATINA Style announcement continues a recent string of awards WellPoint has received for its diversity and inclusion practices. WellPoint was recently recognized as a DiversityInc. "2009 Top 50 Company for Diversity," National Association for Female Executives "Top Companies for Women Executives," and Profiles in Diversity Journal "Diversity Leader" award. More information about WellPoint's commitments can be found at www.wellpointdiversity.com.
The LATINA Style 50 issue serves as an annual diversity guide for the 600,000 Latinas who are professionals, entrepreneurs and college students across the nation. In addition, The LATINA Style 50 is also a permanent feature on www.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 34 million members in its affiliated health plans. 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.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.
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