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Incoming 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 feature.

The list features women in the health care industry effecting change, exhibiting leadership, contributing outside of their own company, and mentoring other women. Modern Healthcare solicited nominations from across the healthcare industry and had its editorial team narrow the nominations to the twenty-five strongest.

"Angela has been a dynamic and thoughtful leader throughout her entire career and this well-deserved recognition is reflective of the dedication and leadership she brings each and every day to help improve the nation's health care system," said Larry C. Glasscock, chairman, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint, Inc.

Since 2005, Braly, 45, has served as an executive vice president, with operational responsibility for the nation's largest Medicare claims processing business, the federal employees' health benefits business, public policy development, government relations, legal affairs, marketing, and social responsibility initiatives.

Not just concerned with business executives, Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare list is designed to feature the best in the industry, regardless of their role. The magazine sought nominees from all areas of healthcare including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, insurance, government, vendors and suppliers, trade and professional organizations, and patients' rights groups.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint's mission is to improve the lives of the people it serves and the health of its communities. WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health benefits company in terms of commercial membership in the United States. Through its nationwide networks, the company delivers a number of leading health benefit solutions through a broad portfolio of integrated health care plans and related services, along with a wide range of specialty products such as life and disability insurance benefits, pharmacy benefit management, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, as well as long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves its 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at .

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.

CONTACT: Tony Felts of WellPoint, Inc., +1-317-287-6036