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WellPoint 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 the presentation, a webcast replay will be available at www.wellpoint.com for two weeks.

To listen to the live webcast, please visit WellPoint's website at least 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. Individuals who listen to the presentation will be presumed to have read WellPoint's most recent filings with the SEC, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the reporting periods of 2006.

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 www.wellpoint.com.

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, Wayne DeVeydt, +1-317-488-6390, or Media, Jim Kappel, +1-317-488-6400, both of WellPoint, Inc.