WellPoint, Inc., the Business of Healing

WellPoint is the largest health benefits company in the country, serving over 35 million Americans throughout fourteen states. This health care giant is based in downtown Indianapolis with an address at Indy‘s famousĀ  Monument Circle.

WellPoint’s sphere of influence is not, however, confined to Indianapolis health. From their national headquarters located just east of the Indiana State Capitol Building on the corner of Market Street, WellPoint helps one out of every nine Americans receive the health care they need. With so many health care providers to chose from, this is a truly staggering number. WellPoint provides their services with one simple goal in mind, “to improve the lives of the people they serve and the health of the communities.”

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While WellPoint itself has been around for less than a decade, its Indianapolis roots are well established. As far back as the mid-1940’s Hoosiers have been receiving medical coverage from both Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, which were owned by Anthem Inc. In 2004 what was then WellPoint Health Networks merged with Anthem to form the present day leader in health care, WellPoint.

Among all of the Indy area hospitals like Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, St. Vincent Hospital and Wishard Memorial Hospital you would be hard pressed to find a health provider that was not associated with WellPoint. It is a phenomenally successful publicly traded NYSE company, merged in 2004 from Anthem Insurance and WellPoint Health Networks. Their only product is Blue Cross Blue Shield, yet the WellPoint giant won a spot among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2008, given by DiversityInc magazine.

A company this large does not just affect local residents by providing medical coverage. With over 42,000 associates nationwide, WellPoint provides a large number of Indianapolis jobs. With assets of more than 48.4 billion dollars WellPoint is at the top of the list when it comes to Indianapolis businesses. These figures establish WellPoint among the 25 largest public Indianapolis companies, and consistently land WellPoint on the list of the 50 largest public companies in Indiana.

Through the health care coverage and local jobs that WellPoint provides to the Circle City their impact as a company can be felt in many facets of Indianapolis society. It is a comforting feeling to know that even though people will always get sick,we have a neighbor in town who truly wants to help.

Affordable health care with value and quality are the watchwords at WellPoint. “We work in the moment,” they say, “but we remember the future.”

WellPoint Inc.
120 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204