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Dec.20.07WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter Results on January 23, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release fourth quarter 2007 financial results on January 23, 2008, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Management will review these results and its outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST that same morning. The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers: 888-423-3268 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay) ... 
Dec.11.07WellPoint Highlights 2007 Accomplishments and Strong 2008 Outlook at Annual Investor Meeting
The company's leading market position -- a combination of national scale and local depth -- is expected to continue to generate strong growth and enhanced value for members. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today hosted its 2007 investor conference in Westlake Village, California. During the meeting, WellPoint's executive leadership team reviewed the company's performance over the past year and offered detailed c... 
Dec.04.07WellPoint Announces Webcast of Its Conference with Investment Community
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its Investor Conference on Tuesday, December 11, 2007. The meeting will be hosted in Westlake Village, CA, by Angela F. Braly, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint, Inc., and will feature several presentations by the senior leadership of the Company. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Sta... 
Nov.19.07WellPoint Announces Appointment of John Cannon III as Executive Vice President & General Counsel
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Angela Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), today announced the appointment of John Cannon as executive vice president and general counsel, effective December 10, 2007. In his new role, Cannon will be responsible for legal strategy, legal compliance, litigation, and regulatory matters. He also will oversee the role of corporate secretary that supports the company's Board of Directors. In addition, he will support the board... 
Nov.07.07WellPoint and National Council on Aging Join Forces to Educate Medicare Eligibles about Available Benefit Programs
Online Screening Tool Aids Older Americans With Benefit Decision Making INDIANAPOLIS and WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) announce a new collaboration to help WellPoint's Medicare members identify federal, state and other community programs for which they may qualify. WellPoint will provide its Medicare members access to NCOA's BenefitsCheckUp(R). BenefitsCheckUp(R) is the nation's most comprehensiv... 
Nov.01.07WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: CIBC World Markets 18th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 5, 2007, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST); Credit Suisse 2007 Health Care Conference on November 14, 2007, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (10:00 a.m. EST); Merrill Lynch 2007 Health Services... 
Oct.31.07PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions Chosen as a Distributor for Letairis
Oral treatment for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) will be available through WellPoint's specialty pharmacy INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc., (NYSE: WLP), the nation's largest health benefits company, today announced that its wholly owned specialty pharmacy, PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions, has been selected by Gilead Sciences as one of eight pharmacies in the United States to participate in the limited distribution program for Letairis,... 
Oct.25.07Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Oct.24.07WellPoint Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version Strong performance in Commercial and Consumer Business drives year-over-year earnings growth Selling, general and administrative expense ratio continues to improve, declining by 90 basis points from the prior year quarter Company repurchased 30.1 million shares of its common stock during the third quarter for $2.4 billion INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announ... 
Oct.10.07Wellpoint NextRx Receives TIPPS Certification from the HR Policy Association
WellPoint's PBM One of Only 13 Companies to Meet HRPA's Stringent Pricing and Transparency Requirements INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint NextRx, the nation's largest health plan-owned pharmacy benefit management (PBM) subsidiary, has received Transparency in Pharmaceutical Purchasing Solutions (TIPPS) certification from the HR Policy Association (HRPA). Effective January 1, 2008, the certification will enable WellPoint NextRx to offer PBM servi... 
Oct.02.07WellPoint Announces Realignment of Core Businesses; Names New Executives
Ken Goulet and Dijuana Lewis Promoted to Executive Leadership Positions Brad Fluegel Named Company's New Chief Strategy and Public Affairs Officer John S. Watts Jr. to Resign from Company INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Angela Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), today announced organizational changes that will strengthen the company's ability to focus on and serve its customers. WellPoint is the country's largest he... 
Sep.26.07WellPoint and Dell Redefine Business' Approach to Environmental Leadership
WellPoint Is Founding Partner of Dell's "Plant a Forest for Me" Program INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it is partnering with Dell to redefine the way businesses approach environmental leadership with the "Plant a Forest for Me" initiative. This new program enables organizations worldwide to facilitate the planting of millions of trees in sustainably managed reforestation projects to offset a portion of their overall ... 
Sep.26.07WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter Results on October 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release third quarter 2007 financial results on October 24, 2007, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Management will review these results and its outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT that same morning. The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers: 888-423-3268 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay) ... 
Sep.04.07WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 11, 2007, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Bank of America 37th Annual Investment Conference on September 17, 2007, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (10:00 a.m. EDT); Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutic... 
Aug.09.07WellPoint Appoints Jamie S. Miller Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced the appointment of Jamie S. Miller as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. She will be responsible for all corporate accounting operations, the integrity of the company's financial records, SEC reporting, finance shared services including project management, investor relations and the execution of tax policies. "Jamie has an exceptional track record in leading high performing ... 
Aug.09.07American Imaging Management Enters into Agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
AIM Working with BCBSF to Deliver Innovative OptiNet(sm) Program to Enhance Diagnostic Imaging Network Information and Quality DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Imaging Management (AIM), a leading radiology benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing over 20 million consumers, announced that it has been selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF), to deliver imaging network information and t... 
Aug.01.07WellPoint Completes Acquisition of American Imaging Management
INDIANAPOLIS and DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's leading health benefits provider, today announced the completion of its acquisition of American Imaging Management (AIM), a leading radiology benefit management and technology company. AIM will remain headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, as a wholly owned operating division of WellPoint and will continue to be led by its president, Dave Harrington. "The primary strategic ... 
Jul.25.07Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jul.25.07WellPoint Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version * Operating revenue exceeded $15.0 billion with earnings of $835.2 million * Selling, general and administrative expense ratio continued to improve, declining by 60 basis points from second quarter 2006 * Company repurchased 16.2 million shares of its common stock during the second quarter for $1.3 billion * Full year 2007 earnings guidance raised to $5.55 per share INDIANAPOLIS, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:... 
Jul.09.07WellPoint to Acquire American Imaging Management
Acquisition of Leading Radiology Management Company Advances WellPoint's Initiatives in Cost Management, Transparency and Quality INDIANAPOLIS and DEERFIELD, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's leading health benefits provider, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire American Imaging Management (AIM), a leading radiology benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing ove... 
Jun.26.07WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Second Quarter Results on July 25, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release second quarter 2007 financial results on July 25, 2007, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Management will review these results and its outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT that same morning. The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers: 888-423-3268 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay) 6... 
Jun.19.07WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, June 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference on June 26, 2007. The presentation is expected to begin at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay... 
Jun.01.07WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: FTN Midwest 2007 Health Care Conference on June 6, 2007, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June 12, 2007, beginning at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (11:40 a.m. EDT). All interested parties are invited to listen to the w... 
May.31.07WellPoint Appoints New Chief Financial Officer; Former Chief Financial Officer Resigns
Wayne DeVeydt Named Company's New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer INDIANAPOLIS, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that chairman, president and CEO, Larry C. Glasscock, and incoming president and CEO, Angela F. Braly, together with its Board of Directors, asked for and received the resignation of David C. Colby, WellPoint's chief financial officer. Concurrently, the Board has appointed Wayne S. DeV... 
May.17.07WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: Citigroup 2007 Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2007, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Bank of America 2007 Health Care Conference on June 1, 2007, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (11:00 a.m. EDT). All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcasts o... 
May.04.07WellPoint Chairman, President and CEO Establishes 10b5-1 Equity Plan
INDIANAPOLIS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that Larry C. Glasscock, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer, has established a personal stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the company's policies with respect to insider sales. Rule 10b5-1 plans permit directors, officers and other company insiders to adopt written plans at times when they are not in po... 
Apr.27.07Wellpoint Announces Appearances At Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: Deutsche Bank 32nd Annual Health Care Conference on May 2, 2007, beginning at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference on May 4, 2007, beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcasts of the presentations... 
Apr.25.07First Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Apr.25.07WellPoint Reports Results for First Quarter 2007
Click here for printer-friendly version * Medical enrollment grew to 34.9 million members, increasing by 774,000 members during the quarter * Net income was $1.26 per share, exceeding prior guidance * Operating cash flow totaled $2.0 billion, or 2.5 times net income * Full year 2007 earnings guidance raised to $5.54 per shareINDIANAPOLIS, April 25, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that first quarter 2007 net income was $783.1... 
Apr.16.07Incoming WellPoint President and CEO Named One of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine
Publication Recognizes Angela Braly's Leadership Within the Industry INDIANAPOLIS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc., the nation's largest health benefits provider, announced today that incoming president and chief executive officer, Angela Braly was named as one of the top female health executives on the Top 25 Women in Healthcare list by Modern Healthcare Magazine. In its April 16th issue, Modern Healthcare features Ms. Braly in the second iteration of this biennial feat... 
Mar.28.07WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter Results On April 25, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release first quarter 2007 financial results on April 25, 2007, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Management will review these results and its outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT that same morning. The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers: 888-423-3268 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay) 65... 
Mar.13.07WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Lehman Brothers Tenth Annual Global Healthcare Conference on March 19, 2007. The presentation is expected to begin at 11:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcas... 
Feb.26.07Larry C. Glasscock Retirement Conference Call Transcript
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Feb.26.07WellPoint Announces the Retirement of Larry C. Glasscock as President & CEO
Glasscock to Remain Chairman of The Board Angela F. Braly to Become President & CEO INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the largest U.S. health benefits company, today announced that Larry C. Glasscock is retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2007. Glasscock will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. Concurrently, WellPoint's Board of Directors has named Angela F. Bra... 
Feb.21.07David C. Colby of WellPoint Named Top CFO in Managed Care for Fourth Consecutive Year
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc.'s (NYSE: WLP) announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, David C. Colby, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), has been named the best chief financial officer in America for the managed care sector by Institutional Investor magazine. This is Institutional Investor magazine's fourth annual ranking of CFOs. Colby ranked highest in the managed care sector resulting from an Institutional I... 
Feb.20.07WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: * Bear Stearns London Healthcare Conference on February 27, 2007, at 8:40 a.m. London Time, or 3:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST); * Raymond James 28th Annual Institutional Investors Conference on March 6, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. EST. All interested parties are invited to listen to ... 
Feb.01.07WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the 2007 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference on February 13, 2007. The presentation is expected to begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay wil... 
Jan.26.07Fourth Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jan.24.07WellPoint Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006
Click here for printer-friendly version Fourth quarter net income was $1.28 per share, which included net realized investment gains of $0.01 per share Selling, general and administrative expense ratio continued to improve, declining by 100 basis points from fourth quarter of 2005 Full year 2006 net income was $4.82 per share, an increase of 22% from 2005 Operating cash flow was strong in 2006, exceeding $4.0 billion or 1.3 tim... 
Jan.24.074Q06 GAAP Reconciliations
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Jan.09.07WellPoint NextRx Awarded Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri State Highway Patrol Medical and Life Insurance Plan Contract
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint NextRx, the nation's largest health plan-owned pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), today announced it has been awarded a three-year contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Highway Patrol Medical and Life Insurance Plan (MoDOT) effective January 1, 2007. Under this contract, WellPoint NextRx will provide pharmacy benefit management to an estimated 27,500 covered lives. WellPoint NextRx will provide Mo... 
Jan.08.07WellPoint Unveils Plan for Covering America's Uninsured
Nation's Largest Health Benefits Provider Calls for Universal Coverage of Children, Pledges to Reach out to the Uninsured with New Products and Charitable DonationsINDIANAPOLIS, Jan 08, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's largest health care benefits provider, today unveiled a comprehensive plan to help address the growing ranks of the uninsured. The WellPoint plan is a blend of public and private initiatives aimed at ensuring univ... 
Jan.02.07WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the JP Morgan 25th Annual Health Care Conference on January 9, 2007. The presentation is expected to begin at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time). All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following th... 
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