WellPoint Recognized as Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs.

  WellPoint Recognized as Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs.

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- November 13, 2012

WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Top
100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs. This marks the fourth year
WellPoint has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list,
which was compiled from a survey sample of 5,000 companies whose annual
revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria for selection to the Top 100 list
included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage
of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company
policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

WellPoint’s company profile, including open positions, can be found on
MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com,
job seekers are able to view the ranked Top 100 employers compiled according
to list methodology as well as design their own custom lists according to
their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared
socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique #1 Military Friendly
Employer®.

WellPoint was recognized for its support to military veterans and National
Guard and Reserve members through targeted recruitment and retention
efforts.Through partnerships with such campaigns as “100K Jobs Mission” and
“Hero.Health.Hire” WellPoint proactively reaches out to talented military
candidates who want to transition to civilian jobs. Most importantly, in
collaboration with its Veterans Organization of WellPoint (VOW), WellPoint
focuses on effectively on-boarding individuals with military background into
the corporate environment and on providing them and their family members with
opportunities for networking and career development.

“Because we recognize and value the common traits shared by those who have
worn our country’s uniform, WellPoint is committed to hiring and retaining
veterans who are innovative, adaptable leaders,team builders and team
players,” said Linda Jimenez, chief diversity officer and vice president,
diversity inclusion. “We are honored by this recognition as it is a testament
to our long-standing commitment to a diverse and vibrant workforce.”

Now in its 10th year, the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list is the
premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking
civilian employment. The survey results that determined the 2013 list were
independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and
methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year companies taking the survey
are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology,
criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board
consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of
board members can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

About WellPoint, Inc.

At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members’
health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders.
So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their
communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have more than 33
million people in our branded health plans, and approximately 64 million
people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves 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 the
Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and
surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee
in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern
Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these
service areas, WellPoint’s plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue
Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue
Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas).
WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare and in
certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore
subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales
of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional
information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.

Contact:

Media
WellPoint, Inc.
Leslie Porras, (818) 234-4478
leslie.porras@wellpoint.com
 
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