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Dec.30.08WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter Results on January 28, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release fourth quarter 2008 financial results on January 28, 2009, 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) 651-291-5254 (I... 
Oct.28.08WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: -- Oppenheimer 19th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 4, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST"); and -- 2008 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on November 13, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (11:30 a.m. EST). All interested parties are invited to listen to webcasts of the prese... 
Oct.23.08Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Oct.22.08WellPoint Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version Net income was $1.60 per share in the third quarter of 2008 Medical membership grew by 63,000 members during the quarter and exceeded 35.3 million at September 30, 2008 Benefit expense ratio declined by 80 basis points from the second quarter 2008 Operating gain in both the Commercial and Consumer segments increased from the second quarter 2008 Insurance subsidiaries remain well capitalized with statutory capital levels... 
Sep.24.08WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter Results on October 22, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release third quarter 2008 financial results on October 22, 2008, 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.15.08WellPoint, Inc. Recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance for Innovative Efforts to Help Reduce Health Care Disparities
To overcome lack of race and ethnicity data, WellPoint develops methodology to derive information to develop programs to help reduce disparities in health care INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) has been awarded the prestigious "Recognizing Innovation in Multicultural Health Care Award" by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for efforts to reach across cultural and language barriers and provide African... 
Sep.03.08WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following investment conferences: 2008 INVESTIndiana Equity Conference on September 11, 2008, at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT"); Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech & MedTech Devices Conference on September 17, 2008, beginning at 1:00 p.m. British Summer Time (8:00 a.m. EDT). All intereste... 
Jul.30.08WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the 2008 BMO Capital Markets Focus on Healthcare Conference on August 5, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All interested parties are invited to listen to a webcast of the presentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info" link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay will be available at www.wellpoint.com for tw... 
Jul.23.08WellPoint Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version Net income was $1.44 per share, including $0.03 per share in net realized investment losses Operating revenue reached approximately $15.5 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent from the prior year quarter Selling, general and administrative expense ratio declined by 80 basis points from the prior year quarter Full year 2008 net income now expected to be in the range of $5.42 - $5.57 per sha... 
Jul.23.08Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jun.25.08WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Second Quarter Results On July 23, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) will release second quarter 2008 financial results on July 23, 2008, 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) 651-29... 
May.28.08WellPoint Announces Realignment of Operations, Technology and Government Services Unit
Mark Boxer to Retire from Company INDIANAPOLIS, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), today announced a realignment of its Operations, Technology and Government Services unit based on the retirement of Mark Boxer, president and chief executive officer of that organization. Effective July 1, 2008, Boxer will retire from WellPoint, and the company will not be replacing him in that role. Through this transition, Lori Beer, senior vice pre... 
May.07.08WellPoint NextRx Announces New Agreement With Blue Cross of Idaho
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint NextRx, the nation's largest health plan-owned pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) announced a new five-year agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho to serve as the pharmacy benefits manager for their 550,000 members. NextRx has served as PBM for Blue Cross of Idaho, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, since 1997 and the renewal of this contract will extend this agreement for an additional five years... 
May.05.08WellPoint Wins Medicare Administrative Contract Worth up to $323 Million
CMS awards Company's National Government Services subsidiary Medicare Administrative Contract for New York and Connecticut INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that its National Government Services, Inc., subsidiary was selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to administer the Medicare Administrative Contract (MAC) for Jurisdiction 13, which includes the states of New York and Connecticut. Natio... 
Apr.29.08WellPoint Announces Acquisition of DeCare Dental
Acquisition Will Provide Market-Leading Dental Tools and Services to WellPoint Members INDIANAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's largest health benefits company, today announced the acquisition of DeCare Dental, one of the country's largest administrators of dental benefit plans. DeCare, a Minneapolis-based company, manages four million members representing 21,000 group customers. The acquisition of De... 
Apr.28.08WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: 2008 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference on May 1, 2008, at 3:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); Deutsche Bank 33rd Annual Health Care Conference on May 5, 2008, at 3:20 p.m. EDT; 2008 Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference on May 22, 2008, at 8:0... 
Apr.24.08First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Apr.23.08WellPoint Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version Medical enrollment grew by 564,000 members during the first quarter of 2008 Net income was $1.07 per share, including net realized investment losses of $0.06 per share Operating cash flow was $1.0 billion, or approximately 1.8 times net income Full year 2008 net income is now expected to be in the range of $5.42 - $5.67 per share, including net realized investment losses of $0.06 per share ... 
Apr.18.08WellPoint Appoints Kevin R. Hayden as President of State Sponsored Business
INDIANAPOLIS, April 18, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced the appointment of Kevin R. Hayden as president of its State Sponsored Business division, effective April 21, 2008. In his new role, Hayden will be responsible for leading WellPoint's Medicaid business division which currently serves more than 2 million members in 14 states. "WellPoint is very fortunate to add the quality of experience and expertise that Kevin will ... 
Apr.17.08WellPoint To Acquire Resolution Health
Acquisition of Leading Personal Health Care Guidance Company Advances WellPoint's Initiatives in Quality and Cost Management INDIANAPOLIS, and COLUMBIA, Md., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation's leading health benefits provider, today announced that it has acquired Resolution Health, Inc., a leading data analytics-driven personal health care guidance company. The acquisition will allow each company to expand its efforts to imp... 
Mar.11.08WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences
INDIANAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the following conferences: -- Tenth Annual Bear Stearns London Healthcare Conference on March 13, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. London time, or 4:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); -- Lehman Brothers 11th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on March 19, 2008, at 10:15 a.m. EDT. All interested parties are in... 
Mar.10.08WellPoint, Inc. Conference Call Transcript
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Mar.10.08WellPoint Revises 2008 Earnings Per Share Guidance
Click here for printer-friendly version Company now forecasts full year GAAP EPS growth in a range of 4 to 8 percent INDIANAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that it now expects full year 2008 net income to be in the range of $5.76 to $6.01 per share, assuming net realized investment gains of approximately $0.06 per share, which is a revision from the previous forecast of $6.41 per share. This revised growth outlook represents an i... 
Jan.25.08WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the Wachovia Healthcare Conference on January 30, 2008. The presentation is expected to begin at 10:45 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 will be available... 
Jan.23.08Fourth Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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Jan.23.08WellPoint Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
Click here for printer-friendly version - Fourth quarter 2007 diluted earnings per share increased by 18.0% to $1.51 - Medical enrollment grew by 708,000 members during 2007 - Selling, general and administrative expense ratio continued to improve, declining by 120 basis points during the year - Operating cash flow exceeded $4.3 billion for the year, or 1.3 times net income - Company reiterates diluted earnings per share target of $6.41 for 2008, representing growth of 15.3% over 2007INDIANAPOLIS... 
Jan.09.08WellPoint Appoints Brian A. Sassi as President and CEO of the Company's Consumer Business Unit
Leslie A. Margolin Named President of Blue Cross of California INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that Brian A. Sassi has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company's Consumer Business Unit, which includes the Individual, Senior and State Sponsored (Medicaid) customer segments. Sassi, formerly president of Blue Cross of California, replaces Joan Herman, who announced her plans last year to reti... 
Jan.02.08WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 02, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that senior management is scheduled to present at the JPMorgan 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on January 8, 2008. The presentation is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (2:30 p.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" ... 
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