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Dec.27.06WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter Results on January 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release fourth quarter 2006 financial results on January 24, 2007, 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.12.06WellPoint Highlights Strong Outlook for 2007 at Annual Investor Conference
The Company's Unique Value Proposition and Consumer-Centered Culture Will Continue to Generate Strong Growth and New Benefits for Members INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's leading health benefits company, today hosted its 2006 investor conference in Westlake Village, California. During the meeting, WellPoint's executive leadership team discussed the company's strong performance over the past year and offered detailed compa... 
Dec.05.06WellPoint Announces Webcast of Its Conference With Investment Community
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast of its Investor Conference on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. The meeting will be hosted in Westlake Village, CA, by Larry C. Glasscock, chairman, 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... 
Dec.01.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the 4th Annual Merrill Lynch Pills & Payers Virtual Web Conference on December 5, 2006. The conference call is expected to begin at 9:55 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to its start with the following numbers: 866-290-0916 (Domestic) 913-312-1226 (International) The confirmation code ... 
Nov.21.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 21, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the 2006 Merrill Lynch Health Services Investor Conference on November 28, 2006. 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 http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Follo... 
Nov.13.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse 2006 Healthcare Conference on November 16, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast re... 
Nov.02.06WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to appear at the following conferences: CIBC World Markets 17th Annual Health Care Conference on November 6, 2006, beginning at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST); Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Health Care Conference on November 8, 2006, beginning at 4:20 a.m. EST. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcasts ... 
Oct.26.06Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Oct.25.063Q06 GAAP Reconciliations
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Oct.25.06WellPoint Reports Third Quarter 2006 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version Net income was $1.29 per share, which included tax benefits of $0.04 per share and net realized investment gains of $0.01 per share Selling, general and administrative expense ratio continued to improve, declining by 130 basis points from prior year and by 20 basis points from second quarter of 2006 Full year 2006 earnings guidance raised to $4.81 per share, including tax benefits of $0.04 per share and ... 
Oct.02.06WellPoint Introduces New Medicare Part D Offerings For Open Enrollment Period
Category-Leading Portfolio Features Expanded Drug Benefits and Reduced Premiums INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today its portfolio of Medicare Part D product options for the upcoming Medicare open enrollment period. The portfolio, which will again offer Medicare Part D prescription drug plans through WellPoint's affiliates in all 50 states, features the addition of two popular classes of drugs to its b... 
Sep.26.06WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter Results on October 25, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release third quarter 2006 financial results on October 25, 2006, 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) 651-291... 
Sep.08.06WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to appear at the following conferences: Bear Stearns 19th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 12, 2006, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Bank of America 36th Annual Investment Conference on September 18, 2006, beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT, webcast breakout session to follow, beginning at 5:00 p.m. EDT; Me... 
Aug.01.06WellPoint Completes Acquisition of QualChoice Health Plan's Medicaid Business
CLEVELAND, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced the completion of its acquisition of QualChoice Select, Inc. the Medicaid plan from QualChoice Health Plan, Inc. (QualChoice), an Ohio- based managed care organization that was part of the University Hospitals Health System (UHHS). The transaction was announced April 26, 2006. In addition, the Ohio Department of Insurance has approved QualChoice's endorsement of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield... 
Jul.26.06Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jul.26.062Q06 GAAP Reconciliations
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Jul.26.06WellPoint Reports Strong Second Quarter 2006 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version * Net income was $1.17 per share, including net realized investment losses of $0.01 per share, exceeding previous expectations * With stable benefit expense ratios, pre-tax margin increased to 8.5 percent * The Company repurchased 23.3 million shares of its common stock during the second quarter for $1.7 billion * Full year 2006 earnings guidance raised to $4.74 per share, including net realized investment losses of $0.02 per shareINDIANAPOLIS, ... 
Jul.10.06Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Receives Notice of Intent to Award Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Check Up Contract
Finalized Contract Will Renew 34-Year Relationship with the State DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced today that its subsidiary, HMO Colorado, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Partnership Plan, (Anthem Partnership Plan) has received a notice of intent to award a contract from the Nevada State Purchasing Division on behalf of the Nevada Division of Healthcare Financing and Policy to provide health care coverage to more than 100,0... 
Jun.29.06WellPoint to Cover Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
Breakthrough Vaccine to be Covered for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts Caused by HPV INDIANAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it will cover the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, Gardasil(TM), designed to prevent the HPV infections that can cause cervical cancers and genital warts. Policyholders should confirm their specific benefits by calling the toll free telephone number listed ... 
Jun.29.06Keith R. Faller To Retire
INDIANAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that Keith R. Faller, currently president and chief executive officer of the Central Region will retire at the beginning of 2007. Faller joined the company in 1970 and has served in a number of leadership positions during those 37 years. During his retirement, he plans to spend more time with his family and serving his local community in Indiana. "Throughout his career, Keith Faller played... 
Jun.21.06WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Second Quarter Results on July 26, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release second quarter 2006 financial results on July 26, 2006, 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) 651-291-52... 
Jun.21.06WellPoint Continues to See Increased Generic Drug Utilization
The Introduction of Generic Zocor is Expected to Further Increase Generic Utilization INDIANAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To date in 2006, more than 56% of the pharmaceuticals prescribed to WellPoint, Inc.'s (NYSE: WLP) insured members are generic drugs -- a strong illustration of WellPoint's commitment to affordable health care and the generic drug industry's growing influence on healthcare delivery. In addition, when a generic drug is a... 
Jun.09.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, June 9, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June 14, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of this presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Followin... 
May.26.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the FTN Midwest Health Care Conference on June 7, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 9:35 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of this presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay will be a... 
May.22.06WellPoint's PBM Wins Consumer Directed Health Care Award for its Web-based Application HealthEnvelope(TM)
INDIANAPOLIS, May 22, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that its pharmacy benefit management company (PBM), WellPoint NextRx, won First Place for "Best Web site for Consumer Health Education Information and Programs," at the Fourth Annual Consumer Directed Health Care (CDHC) Awards, co-located with the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress in San Francisco earlier this month. The award recognized WellPoint NextRx'... 
May.11.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Bank of America 2006 Health Care Conference on May 17, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 11:40 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of this presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presen... 
May.02.06WellPoint's Innovation Focused on Increasing the Number of Insured Americans
Innovation and Education Drive Efforts INDIANAPOLIS, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of Cover the Uninsured Week (May 1-7), a nationally recognized week focusing on the needs of those living without health insurance, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the country's largest health insurer, is reaffirming its ongoing commitment to reduce the rate of the uninsured. WellPoint will further advance its efforts to reduce the rate of the uninsured and under-served as it ... 
Apr.28.06WellPoint Announces Appearance At Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Morgan Stanley 2006 Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference on May 3, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of this presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a w... 
Apr.26.06WellPoint Announces Acquisition of Cleveland-Based QualChoice Health Plan's Medicaid Business
CLEVELAND, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle to acquire the Medicaid plan from QualChoice Health Plan, Inc. (QualChoice), an Ohio- based managed care organization. QualChoice has built a strong reputation for delivering superior customer service while offering an extensive physician and hospital network for its members. Pending Ohio Department of Insurance approval, QualChoice will also... 
Apr.26.06WellPoint Reports Strong First Quarter 2006 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version - Medical enrollment grew to 34.2 million members as of March 31, 2006 - Net income was $1.09 per share, exceeding expectations by $0.02 per share - Full year 2006 earnings guidance raised to $4.63 per share, including net realized investment losses of $0.01 per share - Operating cash flow totaled $1.8 billion in the quarter, or 2.5 times net income - During the first quarter, the Company repurc... 
Apr.26.06First Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Apr.26.06GAAP Reconciliations
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Apr.04.06WellPoint and Resolution Health Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver Suite of Customized Care Services
Member-Centric Offerings Are Designed to Improve Care Compliance, Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Strengthen Patient-Physician Relationship INDIANAPOLIS and COLUMBIA, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) and Resolution Health, Inc. (RHI) announced today a strategic alliance to help improve members' compliance with care recommendations and reduce out-of-pocket expenses through personalized communications that empower members to take greater control ... 
Apr.03.06WellPoint Ranked in Top 40 of This Year's Fortune 500 List
INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) is ranked in the top 40 of this year's Fortune 500 list, the magazine's annual ranking of America's largest corporations. Fortune magazine ranks WellPoint No. 38 on its list compared to No. 97 in last year's rankings. "The increase in our ranking over the past few years reflects our continued success in adding and retaining members," said Larry C. Glasscock, chairman, president and ... 
Mar.24.06WellPoint Ranked Second Overall in BusinessWeek List of Nation's 50 Top-Performing Companies
Recognition Reflects Continued Successful Execution of Growth Strategy INDIANAPOLIS, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has been named to the BusinessWeek 50, the magazine's annual list of the 50 top-performing companies in the Standard & Poor's 500. WellPoint ranks No. 2 on the 2006 list, which appears in the April 3 issue of BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek referenced WellPoint's overall growth in membership, its efforts to sign... 
Mar.23.06WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter Results on April 26, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release first quarter 2006 financial results on April 26, 2006, 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 the start of the call with the following numbers: 888-423-3268 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay... 
Mar.20.06David Colby of WellPoint Named Top CFO in Managed Care for Third Consecutive Year
No other CFO has earned this category's honor since its inceptionINDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- For the third consecutive year, David C. Colby, WellPoint, Inc.'s (NYSE: WLP) 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 third annual ranking of CFOs. Colby ranked h... 
Feb.23.06WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: * Citigroup 2006 Healthcare Conference on February 27, 2006, at 1:20 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST); * Bear Stearns 2006 London Healthcare Conference on March 1, 2006, at 3:00 a.m. EST; * Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference on March 6, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. EST; * Raymond James 27th Annu... 
Feb.08.06WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to appear at the UBS 2006 Global Healthcare Services Conference on February 14, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the call, a webcast replay wil... 
Jan.25.06Wayne S. DeVeydt to Lead WellPoint Investor Relations
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that Wayne S. DeVeydt, senior vice president and chief accounting officer for WellPoint, will add the oversight of investor relations to his areas of responsibility. Tami Durle, who served as vice president of investor relations since 2001, announced her departure from WellPoint to pursue other opportunities. DeVeydt and his investor relations staff will serve as a primary liaison between ... 
Jan.25.06Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jan.25.06GAAP Reconciliations
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Jan.25.06WellPoint Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005
Click here for printer-friendly version * Medical enrollment was 33.9 million members at December 31, 2005 * Net income was $1.04 per share in fourth quarter, exceeding previous guidance * Full year net income was $3.94 per share, an increase of 29 percent over the prior year * Full year operating cash flow reached $3.3 billion, or 1.3 times net incomeJan 25, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that fourth quarter 2005 net in... 
Jan.24.06WellPoint Subsidiary Wins Medicare Contract
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Awards AdminaStar Federal the Jurisdiction B Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative ContractJan 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that its subsidiary, AdminaStar Federal, one of the nation's largest Medicare contractors, has been awarded the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contract (DME MAC) for geographic jurisdiction B (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, ... 
Jan.17.06WellPoint Enhances Focus on Supplier and Corporate Diversity
New Initiatives and Leadership Support Company's Growth Strategy INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that as a part of its strategic priority on diversity, the company is expanding its efforts to build a leading and recognized supplier diversity program. As a part of this effort, the company has expanded its procurement and diversity leadership teams to develop and execute new diversity programs. WellPoint has histori... 
Jan.11.06Zorica Named Head of Under 65 Individual Market for WellPoint Central Region
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that Kathy Zorica has been named vice president and general manager for the Under 65 Individual Market in the Central Region. Kathy is responsible for the financial performance, underwriting, sales, retention and broker service for individual plans in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio. Most recently, Zorica was general manager of consumer services for WellPoint's health plan in Missouri. She held... 
Jan.06.06WellPoint Announces Appearance At Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to appear at the 24th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on January 11, 2006. The presentation is expected to begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast of the presentation by visiting http://www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. To listen to the webcast, please visit We... 
Jan.03.06WellPoint Announces East Region Leadership Team
New Regional Structure Supports Company's Customer-Focused Service and Quality Model INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced the leadership team for the East Region, which includes business operations in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Virginia and Georgia. "We've created an organizational model for our East Region that allows us to remain locally focused in our respect... 
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