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WellPoint Provides Support and Resources to Most Vulnerable California Residents
Date:10/31/2007

Plans Reach Out To Those With Chronic Diseases In California To Help Ensure

Needs Are Met

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) continues to reach out to victims of the southern California wildfires. As the most immediate threat to residents is subsiding in many areas, longer lasting health implications are beginning to take root, impacting all residents, but especially those suffering from chronic diseases.

Certain WellPoint pharmacy guidelines have been modified to help members who are directly impacted by the wildfires in southern California. Affected members may receive a one-time 30-day supply override on prescriptions. This will enable members to refill prescriptions now, even if they are not due for a refill at this time. For members in the impacted communities who participate in a mail-order prescription program, orders are being re-routed to alternate addresses as needed at no charge to the members.

Medical professionals from our disease management programs are contacting members in areas affected by the fires in California who have asthma and other respiratory problems to ensure they have the medications and supplies they need. Community Resource Center (CRC) staff has begun identifying Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) and other WellPoint State Sponsored Business members. Similarly, care management staff is identifying Medicare members in the areas affected by the fires. Representatives are reaching out and offering assistance to members who are at risk for additional health problems as a result of the fires, evacuation, property damage and poor air quality by:

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