Amerigroup Community Volunteers Program Recognized for Social Corporate Responsibility Efforts

   Amerigroup Community Volunteers Program Recognized for Social Corporate
                            Responsibility Efforts

PR Newswire

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 19, 2013

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Amerigroup, a wholly owned
subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc.,today announced it was recognized by PR News as
the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award winner in the Volunteer
Program category. The CSR Awards recognize corporations, agencies and
nonprofits that take risks and demonstrate an enterprise-wide commitment to
improving and understanding the importance of social responsibility.

The Amerigroup Community Volunteers program has as a core mission to establish
a best-in-class standard to help those in need, supporting and enhancing our
local communities and providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for

"Social responsibility and community engagement are not just part of our
business — they are our business," said John E. Littel, chairman of the
Amerigroup Foundation. "We are honored to receive this award in recognition of
our community volunteer program and the many employees who give of their time
and expertise to assist organizations nationwide." 

Amerigroup issues an annual community engagement survey to all employees to
build awareness of the volunteer programs and benefits available through the
Amerigroup Foundation.

"With strategic planning and objective measurement, we are able to
continuously improve and align the Amerigroup Community Volunteers program
with the needs of our associates and their communities," said Melissa Reese,
director of Community Relations. "In 2012, our employees donated more than
25,000 hours of service to nearly 1,000 different organizations across the
United States, and we look forward to growing these numbers and continuing to
make a difference in the communities we serve."

Amerigroup was also recognized in 2010 as an Overall Leader in CSR Practices
by PR News for its companywide volunteer and campaign initiatives.

To see our Amerigroup Community Volunteers in action, please visit our YouTube

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest
company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially
vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in
13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that
improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively
working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with
WellPoint's affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million
beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the
nation's leading provider of health care solutions for public programs.
Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or


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