Press Release

Anthem, Inc. Announces Appearance at Upcoming Investor Conference

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2004--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ATH), announced today that senior management is scheduled to appear at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Healthcare Conference on November 19, 2004.

The presentation is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation on the Internet by visiting and selecting the Investor Relations link.

To listen to the live webcast, please visit Anthem's website at least 20 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. Individuals who listen to the webcast will be presumed to have read Anthem's most recent reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Anthem's mission is to improve the health of the people it serves. Anthem, Inc. is an Indiana-domiciled publicly traded company that, through its subsidiary companies, provides health care benefits to more than 12.7 million people. Anthem is the fourth largest publicly traded health benefits company in the United States and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem is the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia, excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Anthem had assets of $14.1 billion as of September 30, 2004, and full year 2003 revenue of $16.8 billion. More information about Anthem is available at

    CONTACT: Anthem, Inc.
             Tami Durle (Investor Relations), 317-488-6390
             James Kappel (Media), 317-488-6400

    SOURCE: Anthem, Inc.
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