WellPoint, Inc. is a commercial health benefits company serving more than 27 million medical members as of December 31, 2004.
WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), an association of independent health benefit plans, and serves its members as Blue Cross of California and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) licensee for 12 other states: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.) and Wisconsin.
WellPoint also serves customers throughout various parts of the United States as HealthLink and UniCare.
On November 30, 2004, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) and WellPoint Health Networks Inc. (WHN) completed their merger. In December 2004, the Company acquired WellPoint Health Networks Inc.