WellPoint Announces Appearance at Upcoming Conference

Thursday, January 8, 2009 General News
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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 7 WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announcedtoday that senior management is scheduled to present at the 27th Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference on Jan. 12, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific StandardTime (12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

WellPoint, Inc. is scheduled to release earnings results for the threemonths ended Dec. 31, 2008, on January 28, 2009. WellPoint, Inc. is currentlyin a quiet period prior to this scheduled earnings release, and thereforemanagement will not be discussing earnings projections at the conference.

All interested parties are invited to listen to a webcast of thepresentation by visiting www.wellpoint.com and selecting the "Investor Info"link. Following the presentation, a webcast replay will be available atwww.wellpoint.com for two weeks.

To listen to the live webcast, please visit WellPoint's website at least15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software.Individuals who listen to the presentation will be presumed to have readWellPoint's most recent filings with the SEC, including but not limited to itsAnnual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007, and its QuarterlyReports on Form 10-Q for the reporting periods of 2008.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint is committed to improving the lives and health of the people andcommunities we serve by simplifying the connection between health, care andvalue. Our goal is to help shape the impact each health care decision has onindividuals, the health care system at-large, and our communities. WellPoint'smore than 42,000 associates work every day to help create the best health carevalue for our customers. Through collaborations with providers and withinnovative programs, WellPoint's affiliated health plans reward healthylifestyles and quality, safe and effective care. As the nation's largesthealth benefits company, with more than 35 million members in its affiliatedhealth plans, WellPoint is at the center of the health care system. Thisposition provides us with the relationships and insights needed to help createaffordable and actionable solutions that improve health care.

As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the BlueCross 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 10New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross orBlue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio,Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.),Wisconsin; and through UniCare.

Health. Care. Value. Additional information about WellPoint is availableat www.wellpoint.com.

SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.

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