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What Obamacare May Mean for WellPoint in 2015

Few health insurers cozied up more closely to Obamacare than WellPoint (NYSE: ANTM ) , the nation's second-largest health insurer. WellPoint already serves millions of people through its widely known Anthem brand, and the company participated in 14 state ...

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October 30, 2014
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WellPoint to Acquire Amerigroup Amid Health Care Overhaul

WellPoint agreed on Monday to buy Amerigroup in a deal valued at $4.9 billion in cash, as one of the country’s biggest health insurers seeks to take advantage of an expansion of health care coverage instituted by the Obama administration. The proposed ...

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July 9, 2012
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WellPoint Changes Its Name to Anthem

WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. insurer, plans to change its name to Anthem Inc., elevating the brand that it now uses for most of its health-insurance products. The change is the latest move by a health insurer aimed at promoting a more consumer ...

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August 11, 2014
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WellPoint, a Onetime Critic of Health Law, May Yet Profit

INDIANAPOLIS — In the midst of the sweeping transformation taking place in health insurance, the company that served as an illustration of why an overhaul was necessary could end up benefiting most from the new federal health care law. Just a few years ...

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February 5, 2014
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Don’t call us WellPoint, says newly named Anthem

Health insurance giant WellPoint has cast off its 2004 merger-acquired name and re-rebranded itself as Anthem Inc. The name change, completed by the time the sun went up today, was a complicated affair. It required shareholder approval, done in November ...

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December 3, 2014
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Health insurance giant WellPoint renames itself Anthem

Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. is changing its corporate name to Anthem, the well-known brand it uses in California and other states. The makeover comes as health insurers increasingly compete for individual consumers on government-run exchanges ...

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August 13, 2014
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Corrected: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients

(Removes all references to Robin Beaton in first paragraph and throughout to reflect that the insurance company that canceled her policy was not a WellPoint subsidiary) Neither of these women knew about the other. But besides their similar narratives, they ...

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April 23, 2010
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WellPoint Uses Watson to Help Respond to Health Care's Challenges

WellPoint has close ties to physician networks around the country and a broad reach: we serve 36 million Americans, or one in nine of the people in the U.S., and have relationships with more than 600,000 providers. To tackle the deluge of data, we made an ...

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May 1, 2013
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Shareholders urge WellPoint to oust CEO Angela Braly

Shareholder complaints about WellPoint's chairwoman and chief executive, Angela Braly, have grown louder since last ... A New York hedge fund, Royal Capital Management, sent a letter to WellPoint's board last week saying that Braly has "failed miserably ...

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August 28, 2012
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Burgess Group® Adds Top Talent to Drive New Market Solutions and Continued Business Growth

Prior to that, he similarly built out the Informatics function at WellPoint, later joining the leadership team for the merged Anthem-WellPoint entity. He also led the Product Management function for McKesson Health Solutions, focusing on analytic products ...

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April 23, 2015
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WellPoint earnings: 5 PPACA takeaways

Executives at WellPoint Inc. (NYSE:WLP) may not have much choice about whether to sound enthusiastic about the public health insurance exchange system -- they're selling plans through 14 this fall -- but they seem to be genuinely happy to be in the ...

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October 29, 2014
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WellPoint pays $1.7M for HIPAA breach

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has penalized WellPoint $1.7 million for potentially violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. WellPoint notified HHS of a potential breach ...

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July 11, 2013
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WellPoint to change its name to Anthem

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- WellPoint Inc. wlp plans to change its name to Anthem Inc., subject to approval of the health-insurance giant's board of directors, press reports said Tuesday. WellPoint was formed in 2004 from the merger of WellPoint Health ...

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August 12, 2014
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Health Insurers 'May Go The Way Of Blockbuster'

Today, as a result of a long string of acquisitions, UnitedHealth Group is the nation’s largest insurer and, according to Fortune, the 14th largest U.S. company of any kind.Aetna, Cigna, Humana and WellPoint, the other big insurers, also bulked up ...

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May 3, 2015
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B-TEMIA Announces Closing Of Financing With Epic Capital Management

Dr. Sharma was the founding CEO, and is currently a Director of Wellpoint Health Services. During his 8 years of leadership, Wellpoint grew from a single office in 2005, to become one of Canada's largest and fastest growing occupational health and safety ...

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May 5, 2015
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UnitedHealthcare to Start Covering Telemedicine Visits

The feature is expected to expand to all UnitedHealthcare insured by 2016. Otherwise, WellPoint, BlueCross BlueShield and tech-minded health insurer Oscar all provide some level of telemedicine coverage to their customers. Want to learn more about telemedi ...

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May 4, 2015
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Video Is About to Become the Way We All Visit the Doctor

And United is not the only company that’s noticed. Newer insurers like Oscar, as well as established ones like WellPoint and some BlueCross BlueShield plans have also adopted telemedicine programs in recent years. Another contributing factor to the move ...

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April 30, 2015
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Take Two and Skype Me In The Morning

And United is not the only company that’s noticed. Newer insurers like Oscar, as well as established ones like WellPoint and some BlueCross BlueShield plans have also adopted telemedicine programs in recent years. Another contributing factor to the move ...

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May 1, 2015
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The best—and worst—picks from last year’s Ira Sohn conference

Larry Robbins’s long recommendation on Humana and WellPoint (which subsequently changed its name to Anthem , also were big winners, as was Philippe Laffont’s long call on Liberty Global . There were also some stinkers—and they came from some of the ...

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April 29, 2015
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Anthem joins insurer crowd in beating Street 1Q expectations

It changed its name from WellPoint last year. On Wednesday, Anthem joined competitors UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Aetna Inc., among other insurers that have topped quarterly expectations and raised 2015 forecasts. Anthem now expects full-year, adjusted ...

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April 29, 2015
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Anthem Rating Reiterated by Leerink Swann (ANTM)

The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $171.14. Anthem, Inc, formerly WellPoint, Inc, is a health benefit company in terms of medical membership in the United States. The Company manages its operations ...

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May 6, 2015
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Anthem Given “Equal Weight” Rating at Morgan Stanley (ANTM)

The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 8th. Anthem, Inc, formerly WellPoint, Inc, is a health benefit company in terms of medical membership in the United States. The Company manages its operations through three segments: Commercial ...

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May 6, 2015
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Healthcare Providers ETF Calm After Quest Diagnostics Rumor

In 2009, Express Scripts (NasdaqGM: ESRX) spent $4.7 billion to acquire WellPoint and followed up that deal with the $29 billion acquisition of Medco in 2012. [Healthcare ETFs Remain Sturdy] Last year, Morgan Stanley identified Express Scripts, Cigna and ...

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ETF Trends Setting The Pace
May 22, 2015
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Krebs on Security

Prior to its official name change at the end of 2014, Anthem was known as Wellpoint. Security researchers at cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect Inc. had uncovered a series of subdomains for we11point[dot]com (note the “L’s” in the domain were replace ...

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May 20, 2015
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Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, said in February that upwards of 78.4 million records were at risk after hackers accessed one of its databases. The breach exposed names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses ...

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May 21, 2015
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Why CareFirst Was Hacked, Despite Vigilance

A site purporting to be WellPoint’s had the two ll’s changed to 11’s and with a small font, it isn’t easily noticed. A fake Premera website changed the “m” to “nn.” Getting tricked is just too easy, even for a security-diligent employee, ...

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May 21, 2015
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Top 3 Companies in the Managed Health Care Industry With the Highest Forward Earnings Yield (WLP, AET, CI)

Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock. WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) is highest with forward earnings yield of 7.7%. WellPoint Inc. is a health benefits company. The Company provides health benefits, dental and vision benefits ...

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Financial News Network Online
May 21, 2015
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Health insurer CareFirst says 2014 cyberattack affected 1.1M

Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, said in February that upwards of 78.4 million records were at risk after hackers accessed one of its databases. The breach exposed names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses ...

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May 21, 2015
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Rim Builds Communications for AECOM

and WellPoint Health Networks (dir./corporate, investor comms.). AECOM, which operates in 150 countries, handling design, building, financing and operation of infrastructure assets, posted fiscal 2014 revenue of $19.5B.

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May 21, 2015
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WellPoint to Buy Amerigroup

WellPoint Inc.'s $4.46 billion deal to buy Medicaid-focused Amerigroup Corp. underscores the future of health coverage as a business that increasingly intertwines the roles of government and private companies. The acquisition, which will vault the No. 2 ...

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July 9, 2012
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Former state insurance chief wary of big mergers

While in office, Oxendine approved WellPoint’s acquisition of the parent firm of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, which was completed in 2001, and Aetna’s purchase of Prudential, finalized in 1999. But he says the current contemplated mergers are ...

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August 3, 2015
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Former Georgia insurance commissioner says health insurance mergers would be bad for consumers

While in office, Oxendine approved WellPoint’s acquisition of the parent firm of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, which was completed in 2001, and Aetna’s purchase of Prudential, finalized in 1999. But he says the current contemplated mergers are ...

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August 3, 2015
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Anthem's Enrollment Soars Thanks To Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

A pedestrian walks past the corporate headquarters of health insurer Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in Indianapolis. The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer sells insurance in several states under the Anthem brand. (AP Photo ...

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July 28, 2015
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Are You Spending Too Much on Health Care?

If you have health insurance from a national insurer such as WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Aetna, or Cigna, check to see whether it offers a pricing tool. If your insurer doesn’t offer one, or if you want additional information, here are some ...

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August 3, 2015
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WellPoint to change corporate name back to Anthem

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the U.S., plans to change its name back to Anthem Inc., the brand under which it sells most of its coverage, the company disclosed Tuesday. WellPoint and other large health insurers ...

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Indianapolis Business Journal
August 11, 2014
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WellPoint is now Anthem

WellPoint is no longer WellPoint. The health insurance giant has officially changed its name to Anthem and its shares began trading Wednesday under the new ANTM ticker symbol. The company announced its intent to change its corporate identity in August.

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December 2, 2014
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WellPoint Tries to Avoid Another Mobile ‘Crapplication’

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. acknowledged Monday that it does a poor job of designing consumer mobile applications, and will work with more experienced companies to improve the usability of applications intended for use by its customers. WellPoint expects ...

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June 4, 2013
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WellPoint Offers Oncologists Incentives to Follow Pathways

Will giving oncologists financial incentives to "stay on track" help reign in cancer costs? At least one insurer, and maybe more in the future, are counting on it. WellPoint, one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States, will begin ...

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June 12, 2014
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Merger of health insurers usually leads to big payday for executives

Seven years later, a few WellPoint executives got golden parachutes worth far more than Payson’s going-away gift when WellPoint and Anthem merged. California’s insurance commissioner at the time, John Garamendi, now a congressman, blocked the ...

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August 23, 2015
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WellPoint to Buy Amerigroup for $4.9 Billion in Cash

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, will buy Amerigroup Corp. for $4.9 billion, a move that may spur a wave of acquisitions as companies compete to manage an expanding Medicaid market. Amerigroup stockholders will ...

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July 9, 2012
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WellPoint now offering mobile video visits with physicians in 44 states

Healthcare insurance company WellPoint is now marketing an American Well-powered video visits service called LiveHealth Online to its members and other consumers across the US. The service is available to anyone living in the 44 states where telehealth is ...

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June 3, 2014
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Insurers: Time is right to enter private exchange business

Wellpoint, for example, decided to tap into the private exchange trend and bought into platform companies with the intent to help employers transition from group coverage to a defined-contribution model.

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Fierce Health Player
September 2, 2015
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WellPoint to pay $1.7 million HIPAA penalty

WellPoint, which serves nearly 36 million people through its affiliated health plans, has agreed to pay a $1.7 million penalty to HHS for potential violations of the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ...

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Modern Healthcare
July 11, 2013
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WellPoint no longer a D.E. Shaw position

D.E. Shaw and Wellpoint Inc. D.E. Shaw bought new positions in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) and Liberty Media Corporation (LMCK). Notable position decreases were in WellPoint (WLP), Rackspace Inc.(RAX), and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT).

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Market Realist
November 26, 2014
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Boston Children's Hospital battles rare diseases with Watson supercomputer

Watson’s ability to trawl vast troves of data has already been targeted at the healthcare sector via partnerships with insurance firm WellPoint and New York’s famous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Care Center. In 2014 IBM announced an investment of ...

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November 10, 2015
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Girl Scouts lead the way in Indy, honoring local women for their achievements

Four women will be recognized for their contributions to the community: Braly, founder and president of the Braly Group and former CEO of WellPoint (now Anthem); Brooks, an attorney, former deputy mayor of Indianapolis and currently a U.S. congresswoman ...

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Indianapolis Star
November 1, 2015
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WellCare Names Dr. James W. Howatt Medical Director In Iowa

Prior to joining WellCare, Dr. Howatt served as staff vice president and medical director for WellPoint, where he was responsible for implementing more efficient health care delivery systems for dual-eligible beneficiaries in California, New York and Virginia.

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The Street
November 9, 2015
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Three top stock picks from Goodreid’s Gordon Reid

Anthem (formerly Wellpoint) is a managed care operator with over 37 million members. The regulatory turmoil of U.S. health care reform has provided an excellent opportunity to invest in an organization that has the scale and diversity to overcome the ...

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November 5, 2015
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IBM Watson's Next Job: WellPoint Health Insurance

Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments. WellPoint ...

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September 12, 2011
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WellPoint: Can New Leadership and a Big Acquisition Turn This Laggard Around?

But not all of WellPoint's problems can be blamed on the ACA. WellPoint struggled operationally under the tenure of now-former CEO Angela Braly and finds itself in need of self-repair at a time when others like UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH ) can use their ...

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December 26, 2013
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Opportunities In Healthcare: Anthem And Cigna

As of December 31, 2014, it served 37.5 million medical members through its affiliated health plans. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI)was founded in 1792 and ...

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December 7, 2015
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Paying to be a patient? Toronto woman calls doctor’s annual $150 fee request ‘galling’

A Toronto woman was incensed after receiving a letter from her doctor asking for an annual $150 fee. The letter from Wellpoint Family Practice cites recent cuts to doctors fees, the clinic’s after-hours service and quality of care in appealing for the fee.

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December 10, 2015
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield names CEO

Schreiber was born and raised in Nyack, N.Y., and joined Anthem, then called Wellpoint, in 2006. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles with UnitedHealthcare and Aetna. As CEO he will be responsible for Empire’s small-group, large-group and ...

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December 10, 2015
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Can predictive analytics change how hospitals interact with patients?

Cousins previously worked for Evolent Health and served as vice president of analytics at Cigna. He has also worked in health informatics at Wellpoint. Referring to ACOs, Cousins said: “Providers are becoming more like payers and need to better ...

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November 27, 2015
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LBPD, Trauma Center Offer Increased Services To Violence Victims

The California Endowment is a statewide private health foundation formed when Blue Cross of California acquired WellPoint Health Networks. The victim compensation money is from restitution paid by criminal offenders through fines, orders, penalty ...

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December 2, 2015
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Political Blotter: California Endowment offers grants to aid Syrian refugees

With more than $3 billion in assets, the foundation is one of the nation's largest private health care foundations, created in 1996 when Blue Cross of California acquired the for-profit subsidiary WellPoint Health Networks. "This is a moment to stand up ...

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November 28, 2015
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Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish named chairman

In the two-plus years at the helm, Swedish changed the company's name from WellPoint to Anthem, oversaw large gains in profitability and helped forge what's poised to be the largest U.S. health insurance merger. This past summer, Anthem agreed to acquire ...

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Modern Healthcare
December 11, 2015
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Memories Of Great Investment Opportunities

WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) is a health-insurance provider that has an excellent performance record. To be sure, the company has approximately tripled its EPS in the last 9 years, having grown almost every year. Nevertheless, the market was pricing it at a P/E=8 ...

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November 24, 2014
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WellPoint Earns Designation of ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT Equality

WellPoint, Inc. announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by ...

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November 24, 2014
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Wall Street chides top California insurers for Obamacare network errors

Last week, California regulators found that Anthem Blue Cross, a unit of publicly traded WellPoint Inc., and nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California violated state law by giving consumers misleading information about their provider networks.

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November 24, 2014
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Company Update (NYSE:WLP): WellPoint Earns Designation of ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBT Equality

[Business Wire] – WellPoint, Inc. announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index , a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality ...

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November 24, 2014
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Healthcare Sector Movers: Hospira Inc. (HSP), WellPoint Inc. (WLP), Organovo Holdings, Inc. (ONVO), Akorn, Inc. (AKRX), Zogenix, Inc. (ZGNX)

Hospira Inc. (HSP) of the Healthcare sector moved with a change from open of 1.20% at mid-day today with a volume of 567,049 shares. Hospira Inc. (HSP) is currently trading at $59.71 with a weekly performance of 0.93% and a 52 week low of 54.13%.

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November 24, 2014
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WellPoint email glitch puts colonoscopy test in the subject line

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Nov 12 (Reuters) - Some WellPoint Inc customers got a surprise in their inbox this week: emails meant to remind them to get a specific preventative screening such as a colonoscopy or mammogram mistakenly included personal and health ...

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November 12, 2014
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WellPoint Foundation Awards New Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced today WellPoint Foundation will award a new Triple Play grant to Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia to improve the health and ...

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November 17, 2014
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Managed Care companies shares up at 1 p.m.

86 or 1.0 percent, to $87.22. Cigna Corp. rose $.17 or .2 percent, to $102.35. Humana Inc. rose $3.89 or 2.9 percent, to $140.31. UnitedHealth Group rose $.26 or .3 percent, to $96.97. WellPoint rose $1.31 or 1.0 percent, to $127.20.

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November 24, 2014
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UnitedHealthcare to test dominance of WellPoint

After sitting on the sidelines this year, UnitedHealthcare is getting back into Indiana’s individual-insurance game. The Minnesota-based insurance giant started selling new individual insurance policies to Hoosiers on Nov. 15 in the federal Obamacare ...

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November 22, 2014
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Obamacare has goosed WellPoint stock by 50 percent

After better-than-expected results in the third quarter, WellPoint's stock price soared to an all-time high of $128.16 in recent trading. That's 51.5 percent higher than the close on Sept. 30, 2013 - the day before the launch of the Obamacare exchanges ...

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November 21, 2014
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January 2017 Options Now Available For WellPoint (WLP)

Investors in WellPoint Inc (NYSE: WLP) saw new options become available today, for the January 2017 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 795 days until expiration the ...

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November 17, 2014
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WellPoint, Inc. Takes Top Honors as PMO of the Year Award Winner

WellPoint, Inc. Takes Top Honors as PMO of the Year Award Winner Project Management Office enabled exponential growth to help secure leadership position in a rapidly changing healthcare industry Business Wire MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- November 18, 2014 Project ...

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November 18, 2014
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WellPoint Price Target Raised to $148.00 (WLP)

WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) had its price target increased by Bank of America from $145.00 to $148.00 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. WLP has been the subject of a number of other recent ...

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November 20, 2014
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WellPoint (WLP) Approaches New Upside Target of $127.41

Shares of WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) have bullishly opened above the pivot of $126.00 today and have reached the first resistance level of $126.83. Should the shares continue to rise, the resistance pivots of $127.41 and $128.83 will be of interest. WellPoint ...

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Financial News Network Online
November 21, 2014
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WellPoint PT Raised to $148.00 at Bank of America (WLP)

WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) had its price objective raised by Bank of America from $145.00 to $148.00 in a research report released on Tuesday morning. Bank of America currently has a buy rating on the stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed ...

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November 18, 2014
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High Court Won't Hear Wellpoint Premium-Hike Class Action

Law360, New York (March 02, 2015, 12:09 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a proposed class action accusing Wellpoint Inc. of orchestrating an illegal plot to shave unhealthy policyholders with pre-existing conditions from its ...

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March 2, 2015
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Why Senior Living is a Prime Target for Hackers

The ever-present threat of a health care hacker attack manifested earlier this month when one of the nation’s largest health insurers, Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) — formerly WellPoint, Inc. — fell victim to one of the biggest data breaches ever ...

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March 2, 2015
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Anthem was warned about hacking weakness

The 2013 audit report came two months after Anthem, a health provider for federal employees that was then known as WellPoint, had to pay a $1.7m fine after it “impermissibly disclosed” electronic records — including social security numbers — of ...

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March 2, 2015
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Health Net Names Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

This is a new position. O’Neill previously held management positions at UnitedHealthcare of Nevada, Sierra Health Services, Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in Maryland and a Master of Arts from ...

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March 2, 2015
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Anthem Breach Evidence Points to China, Security Researchers Say

In early February, the company, formerly known as Wellpoint, announced that attackers may have accessed personally identifiable information on more than 80 million patients, including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers ...

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February 27, 2015
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Jeffrey Rusch, Husband to Zoë Keating, Dies After Initially Being Denied Cancer Treatment

We do not have enough facts to show that it was medically necessary.' "Anthem is owned by WellPoint. Did you know Wellpoint CEO Joseph Swedish earned almost $17 million during his first year on the job? Now you know how they can afford to pay him."

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February 24, 2015
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The new trophy husbands

Other business leaders reported to have partners who were at one time stay-at-homers, though some may bristle at discussing it, include ex-WellPoint chief Angela Braly and IBM CEO and Chair Ginni Rometty. What’s certain, says therapist and author Rhodes ...

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February 26, 2015
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Anthem Hack Included Personal Information For 78.8 Million Customers & Employees

In a statement at the time, Swedish called it a “very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The company, formerly known as Wellpoint, is the second largest health insurer in the country and currently covers 37.5 million Americans. They operate a wide ...

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February 25, 2015
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Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, runs health-care plans under the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Empire Blue Cross, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, DeCare, HealthKeepers and Golden West brands. Between 60 million and 70 million of the 78.8 million ...

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February 25, 2015
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Anthem now says 78.8M were affected by breach

Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, runs health-care plans under the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Empire Blue Cross, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, DeCare, HealthKeepers and Golden West brands. Between 60 million and 70 million of the 78.8 million ...

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February 25, 2015
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Blood Glucose Meters Industry 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Regions

WellPoint, WHO (World Health Organisation). RnRMarketResearch.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 100+ leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of ...

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March 2, 2015
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American Well launches tablet to help doctors connect with specialists

American Well’s other offerings include several apps: LiveHealth (which they created with WellPoint’s HMC), NowClinic (created in partnership with Optum), and Online Care Anywhere (created for BCBSMN). Last year, American Well launched a rebranded ...

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February 24, 2015
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College of the Canyons Women’s Conference to ‘Blossom and Bloom’ March 28

Prior to her role with BSN, Welker-Finney participated in talent management and organization development for WellPoint/Anthem Blue Cross, serving in a variety of roles related to site leadership, global leadership and development. She was also responsible ...

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February 25, 2015
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Women’s Conference In Santa Clarita On March 28th

Prior to her role with BSN, Welker-Finney participated in talent management and organization development for WellPoint/Anthem Blue Cross, serving in a variety of roles related to site leadership, global leadership and development, according to a news release.

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February 26, 2015
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Glenview's Larry Robbins Still Betting On Healthcare Amid Supreme Court Obamacare Battle

The fund also exited WellPoint WellPoint . Recent Glenview buys include Actavis Actavis and Endo International, and the firm has also added to its stake in Brookdale Senior Living. One large healthcare bet that never hinged on Obamacare is VCA Inc., the ...

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Forbes
March 4, 2015
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Anthem Refuses Full IT Security Audit

Among the findings of that more general 2013 audit, OIG found that Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, "has established a series of IT policies and procedures to create an awareness of IT security at the plan. We also verified that WellPoint has adequate ...

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March 4, 2015
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Health Care's Original Sin and Source of Redemption

They also can have marked influence over the big health insurance companies they hire, like United Health, Wellpoint and Aetna, but no big company has moved to use it yet. If just one becomes a first mover, and challenges the status quo along with the ...

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March 2, 2015
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RANKED: The 50 US state economies from worst to best

Seven Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Indiana, including the health insurer WellPoint and the pharmaceutical heavyweight Eli Lilly. Indiana also has a robust manufacturing sector, led by the steel and auto industries. While Indiana's Q2 ...

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The Business Insider
March 3, 2015
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O'Neill Heads IR, Comms for Health Net

He was senior VP of public and community relations for UnitedHealth Group Nevada and director of corporate communications for WellPoint. Healt Net, which moved from a non-profit to for-profit in the 1990s, administers benefits and provides healthcare ...

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March 3, 2015
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Anthem says no to full federal audit of IT systems

The health insurer did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday afternoon. The OPM inspector general audited Anthem, then known as Wellpoint, in 2013 as part of a routine check of insurers that provide health coverage to federal employees.

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March 4, 2015
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Feds warned Anthem on security in 2013, well before hack of 80M

Anthem revealed the hack last month. The warning came from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general, which conducted an audit two months after Anthem, then called Wellpoint, was fined $1.7 million for exposing the records of 610,000 ...

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Times Union
March 3, 2015
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US watchdog: Anthem snubbed our security audits before and after enormous hack attack

Although it was apparently frustrated by the insurer in 2013, the watchdog pressed ahead with a report on security at Anthem, then known as Wellpoint. The OIG noted: Wellpoint has not implemented technical controls to prevent rogue devices from connecting ...

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March 4, 2015
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Health care law did not end discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions.

In 2010 the giant health insurance company WellPoint created an algorithm that searched its database, located breast cancer patients, and targeted them for cancellation of their policies. A few years earlier Michael Moore’s stunning documentary ...

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March 6, 2015
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Legislation to Increase Transparency for Washington Patients Requires Immediate Action

Currently, WellPoint, a national insurance company, has initiated a trial program in nine states to pay health-care providers $350 to prescribe certain preferred-path medications, and to continue payments as long as the prescriptions are used. These ...

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New Jersey Online
March 6, 2015
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Anthem Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.63 on March 25th (ANTM)

Analysts expect that Anthem will post $9.80 EPS for the current fiscal year. Anthem, Inc, formerly WellPoint, Inc (NYSE:ANTM), is a health benefit company. The Company manages its operations through three segments: Commercial, Consumer, and Other.

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March 4, 2015
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NCCN 20th Annual Conference Will Highlight 20 Years of Cancer Treatment Improvements and Explore Value in Oncology; New and Updated NCCN Guidelines(R)

Bach, MD, MAPP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Stephen B. Edge, MD, Baptist Cancer Center; Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, Cancer Support Community; Jennifer Malin, MD, Wellpoint/Anthem; and James L. Mohler, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Market Watch
March 6, 2015
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3 Reasons WellPoint Inc Stock May Rise

One of the country's biggest healthcare insurers has an identity crisis. WellPoint, Inc (NYSE: ANTM ) plans to change its name to Anthem in a move to align itself with the name it attaches to the healthcare insurance plans it sells throughout the United ...

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August 19, 2014
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Update: Premera Blue Cross breach may expose 11M members to identity theft

Wellpoint was the former name of Anthem. “Using the Wellpoint look-alike domain, employees were tricked into downloading malicious software tied to the Deep Panda hacking group.” KrebsonSecurity added, “On Feb. 27, 2015 ThreatConnect researchers ...

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March 17, 2015
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Premera Blue Cross Breach Exposes Financial, Medical Records

As that story noted, Arlington, Va. based security firm ThreatConnect Inc. tied that Wellpoint look-alike domain to a series of targeted attacks launched in May 2014 that appeared designed to trick Wellpoint employees into downloading malicious software ...

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March 18, 2015
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NCCN panelists discuss on evidence-based decision-making at bedside

Bach, MD, MAPP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Stephen B. Edge, MD, Baptist Cancer Center; Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, Cancer Support Community; Jennifer Malin, MD, Wellpoint/Anthem; and James L. Mohler, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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March 18, 2015
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Disparities in Defined Value Pose Challenges to Oncology Decision-Makers, Say NCCN Panelists

Bach, MD, MAPP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Stephen B. Edge, MD, Baptist Cancer Center; Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, Cancer Support Community; Jennifer Malin, MD, Wellpoint/Anthem; and James L. Mohler, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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March 17, 2015
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The Virtues and Vices of the NCCN Guidelines

The guidelines are "very helpful" for management of a range of rare tumor types, said roundtable participant Jennifer Malin, MD, of the insurer Wellpoint/Anthem and a practicing oncologist in Los Angeles. They also help facilitate uniformity of treatment ...

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March 15, 2015
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Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

But what is known is that the Anthem attackers created a bogus domain name, “we11point.com,” (based on WellPoint, the former name of Anthem) that may have been used in phishing-related attacks. Companies try to detect such confusing domain names—a ...

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PC World
March 18, 2015
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US regulator says Anthem "refuses to cooperate" in security audit

Anthem also apparently stopped OIG inspectors from performing vulnerability scans and configuration tests during a 2013 audit, when the insurer was known as WellPoint. At that time, the OIG audit of WellPoint's data security found some problems with the ...

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Naked Security
March 8, 2015
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Anthem accused of avoiding further embarrassment by refusing audit

The last time Anthem was audited was in 2013, when the company was known as WellPoint. The OPM report says that the inspector general discovered nothing "to indicate that WellPoint does not have an adequate security management program." However ...

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March 9, 2015
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Former Access Health CT Executive Joins Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care hires executive who helped launch Connecticut's health exchange HARTFORD — An executive who helped launch the state's health exchange, Access Health CT, has left to run Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Connecticut operation ...

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March 16, 2015
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Fitch Publishes National Health Insurers Dashboard

The following is from Fitch Ratings on March 13: Fitch Ratings has published a 'Dashboard' special report on national health insurers, specifically: Aetna, Inc. (Aetna), Cigna Corp. (Cigna), UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth) and WellPoint ...

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Insurance News Net
March 18, 2015
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Obamacare Brings Wellpoint Even Bigger Profits Than Expected

Wellpoint (WLP), one of the nation’s largest health insurers, joined the parade of health plans increasing its enrollment of new privately insured members and Medicaid enrollees this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, raising its financial guidance ...

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October 29, 2014
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1 in 5 Americans: Smoking war is far from won 50 years after government warning

Quitter in You, sponsored by the American Lung Association and funded by the insurance company WellPoint, recognizes that past attempts at quitting smoking are not failures and encourages more attempts. Participants can join online or attend in-person ...

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March 18, 2015
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Deep Panda at it again with Premera hack?

The evidence revolved around an Internet address that researchers had tied to Deep Panda hacking activity, and that address was used to host a site called we11point.com (Anthem was previously known as Wellpoint prior to its corporate name change in late 2014).

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MedCity News
March 19, 2015
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Smart money is betting on artificial intelligence

According to IBM’s healthcare company partner Wellpoint, Watson correctly diagnoses lung cancer 90 percent of the time, compared to 50 percent for human doctors. Is the future really now? The sky, it would appear, is the limit. If you believe some ...

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The Tennessean
March 16, 2015
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Fitch Publishes National Health Insurers Dashboard

The following is from Fitch Ratings on March 13: Fitch Ratings has published a 'Dashboard' special report on national health insurers, specifically: Aetna, Inc. (Aetna), Cigna Corp. (Cigna), UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth) and WellPoint ...

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Insurance News Net
March 22, 2015
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Healthcare Breaches Like Premera First Stage Of Bigger Attacks?

It was associated with "prennera.com," a fake domain meant to resemble Premera's. This technique is similar to the attack against Anthem -- formerly known as Wellpoint prior to a late 2014 rebrand -- in which a phony domain, "we11point.com," was used.

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Dark Reading
March 18, 2015
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Harvard Pilgrim names CT head

Prior to that, he was vice president for consumer experience at insurer WellPoint, which since has been renamed Anthem. Madrak is a graduate of UConn who received his MBA in marketing and economics from New York University.

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Hartford Business
March 16, 2015
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Barclays Increases Anthem Price Target to $167.00 (ANTM)

and a 200-day moving average of $129.. The company has a market cap of $42.25 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.61. Anthem, Inc, formerly WellPoint, Inc, is a health benefit company in terms of medical membership in the United States. The Company manages its ...

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March 21, 2015
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Breach at Premera Blue Cross Affects 11 Million

ThreatConnect points out that the same attackers previously hosted a site called we11point[.]com to carry out attacks in May 2014. Anthem was known as WellPoint before it switched its name to Anthem Inc. last year.

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March 20, 2015
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