WellPoint Ranked Among Top 50 Places for Latinas to Work by LATINA Style Magazine

  WellPoint Ranked Among Top 50 Places for Latinas to Work by LATINA Style

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- February 19, 2013

WellPoint, Inc, (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has been recognized as one
of the top 50 U.S. companies by LATINA Style Magazine for providing the best
opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. This year marks
WellPoint’s fifth consecutive appearance in the LATINA Style 50 Report with
the company ranking 18 on this year’s list.

Considered to be the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career
advancement opportunities for Latinas, the LATINA Style 50 report evaluates
more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States as part
of their extensive search. Companies responding to the LATINA Style's
questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers
identified as most important to them in the workplace, including the number of
Hispanic women executives and board members, Hispanic community outreach,
employee benefits, alternative work policies, military recruitment, mentoring
and leadership programs.

“We are very excited that WellPoint has once again been named to the
prestigious LATINA Style 50 Report. This award is a testament to WellPoint’s
commitment to a workforce that reflects the many cultural backgrounds and
walks of life of our members and customers,” said Karin Sarratt, vice
president for talent management and chief diversity officer at WellPoint. “Our
strong focus on diversity helps the company improve health care value and
attain our mission of improving the lives of the people we serve and the
health of our communities.”

Through the work of SOMOS, WellPoint’s Hispanic associate resource group, the
company continues to raise awareness about the Hispanic culture, creates
mentoring and professional growth opportunities and promotes an inclusive
workplace in which the unique perspectives and experiences of Latinos are
valued. SOMOS also collaborates with key business initiatives aimed at
developing programs and initiatives with the with the Hispanic health consumer
in mind.

In addition to the company’s achievements in maintaining a diverse workforce,
WellPoint values the need to serve its diverse consumers and their health care
needs. “WellPoint is dedicated to making sure our Hispanic consumers and
members have access to valuable health information and, we want members to
feel confident in our ability to understand and tailor information to meet
their unique health care needs,” said Robyn Gilson, staff vice president
multicultural marketing who represented WellPoint at the recent awards
luncheon. “Today more than ever, this award helps to reinforce that we are
committed to meeting the health care needs of the nation’s growing Hispanic

For more information about the LATINA Style 50 Report, visit

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 36
million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 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 markets through our Amerigroup and CareMore subsidiaries. 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.


WellPoint Media Contact:
Leslie Porras, 818-234-3368
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