WellPoint, Inc, (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top 50 U.S. companies by LATINA Style Magazine for providing the best opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. This year marks WellPoint’s sixth consecutive appearance in the distinguished LATINA Style 50 Report. As one of the most respected analysis of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas, the LATINA Style 50 report evaluates more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States as part of their extensive search. Companies responding to the LATINA Style's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace, including the number of Hispanic women executives and board members, Hispanic community outreach, employee benefits, alternative work policies, military recruitment, mentoring and leadership programs. "We are very excited that WellPoint has once again been named to the prestigious LATINA Style 50 Report. With the historic changes occurring in the health care industry today more than ever, our strong focus on diversity helps the company improve the health care needs of our diverse consumers and transform health care with trusted and caring solutions,” said Jose Tomas, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “This award is a testament to WellPoint’s commitment to a workforce that reflects the many cultural backgrounds and walks of life of our members and customers.” In addition, through the work of WellPoint’s Hispanic associate resource group SOMOS, the company continues to raise awareness about the Hispanic culture, creates professional growth opportunities and promotes an inclusive workplace in which the unique perspectives and experiences of Latinos are valued. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), SOMOS has played a key role in collaborating on business initiatives to help raise awareness of the ACA among Hispanic consumers as well as develop programs and initiatives with the Hispanic health consumer in mind.
“Our presence in this prestigious ranking for the last six years is evidence of our commitment to meet the health care needs of the nation’s fastest growing population by ensuring our Hispanic consumers and members have access to valuable health information and confidence in our ability to understand and tailor information to meet their unique health care needs,” added Robyn Gilson, staff vice president, multicultural marketing for WellPoint.For more information about the LATINA Style 50 Report, visit www.latinastyle.com. About WellPoint, Inc. WellPoint is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. We believe that our health connects us all. So we focus on being a valued health partner and delivering quality products and services that give members access to the care they need. With nearly 68 million people served by our affiliated companies including nearly 36 million enrolled in our family of health plans, we can make a real difference to meet the needs of our diverse customers. We’re an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We serve members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross 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 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In most of these service areas, our plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in other states through our Amerigroup and CareMore subsidiaries. To find out more about us, go to wellpoint.com.