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PROXY CORNER: WellPoint Inc.

October 17, 2009

WellPoint Inc., 120 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, 46204 ( is a health benefits company. It provides health benefits, dental and vision benefits, life insurance and life and disability insurance benefits. WellPoint operations include Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. For the quarter ended June 30, the company reported net income of $693.5 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, on $15.4 billion in revenue. That compares with net income of $750.5 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, on $15.7 billon in revenue for the same period a year earlier. The company’s shares trade on NYSE under the ticker symbol WLP. Information for Proxy Corner was taken from Bloomberg News and from the company’s proxy statement dated April 3, 2009.

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