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WellPoint Receives Seven eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Date:1/8/2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) has been honored with seven eHealthcare Leadership Awards for its, and its affiliated health plans', outstanding Web sites. The company's Careers at WellPoint site was honored with a Silver Award for Best Employee Recruitment site and the WellPoint Foundation's Web site received a Gold Award for Best Site Design. The Anthem.com site earned a Platinum Award for Best Healthcare Content for its MyHealth@Anthem demo; its OpenRoad site received a Gold Award for Best Site Design; and its Tonik site earned a Distinction Award for Best Site Design. UniCare.com also received two awards: a Gold Award for Best Overall Internet Site and a Silver Award for Best Healthcare Content.

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize the best sites in the health care industry. These Web sites were chosen based on the quality of their Web content, interactive features, business integration, ease of navigation, and user experience. Strategic Health Care Communications, the publishers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends and Strategic Health Care Marketing, sponsors the annual awards program. The program attracted more than 1,100 entries.

"We're proud of this recognition because we believe that well-designed Web sites can help consumers quickly find the information they need to make better health care decisions," said Chad Pomeroy, vice president, Innovation and eBusiness, for WellPoint. "We'll continue to create online tools and services that help our customers manage their health online and add value to their experiences with us."

This leading awards program exclusively recognizes the very best Web sites of health care providers, health plans, health care associations, online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, suppliers, other health care organizations, and business improvement initiatives. The awards highlight the Internet's role in achieving an organization's business objectives and recognize the hard work that has gone into creating outstanding health Web sites.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint is committed to improving the lives and health of the people and communities we serve by simplifying the connection between health, care and value. Our goal is to help shape the impact each health care decision has on individuals, the health care system at-large, and our communities. WellPoint's more than 42,000 associates work every day to help create the best health care value for our customers. Through collaborations with providers and with innovative programs, WellPoint's affiliated health plans reward healthy lifestyles and quality, safe and effective care. As the nation's largest health benefits company, with more than 35 million members in its affiliated health plans, WellPoint is at the center of the health care system. This position provides us with the relationships and insights needed to help create affordable and actionable solutions that improve health care.

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.

Health. Care. Value. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.


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