FAQs

Individual investors can request information from WellPoint's Shareholder Services Department or from our transfer agent, as well as review answers to the most frequently asked questions.

We strongly advise you to consult your tax advisor if you have any questions about tax implications of the demutualization and the exchange. The information below is provided for your ease of reference in response to frequently asked questions, and should not be construed as tax advice. You should contact your tax advisor.

WellPoint, Inc. tax questions (IPO and all mergers)

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Q: Can I sell my stock directly through WellPoint or do I have to use a broker?
Q: I'm a shareholder and I have moved. How do I change my address?
Q: The shareholder is deceased and I'm the executor of the estate. How do I get the shares transferred to my name?
Q: I hold an Anthem, Inc. stock certificate. Do I need to exchange it for a WellPoint, Inc. stock certificate?
Q: Who is the transfer agent and how do I contact them?
Q: Does WellPoint pay a cash dividend on common stock?

Can I sell my stock directly through WellPoint or do I have to use a broker?

WellPoint, Inc. has authorized Computershare, to introduce a sales program through its Direct Registration System (DRS), effective January 25, 2005. This program, which is offered and administered by Computershare, provides WellPoint, Inc. shareholders with a convenient alternative to traditional retail brokerage methods for selling shares.

Participation is strictly voluntary and does not affect any insurance policies or benefits that you may have. Neither WellPoint, Inc. nor Computershare Trust Co., NA, is recommending that you sell your shares or buy shares of WellPoint, Inc. common stock.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call WellPoint, Inc. Shareholder Services at Computershare at 1-866-299-9628.

I'm a shareholder and I have moved. How do I change my address?
You should contact WellPoint Shareholder Services at Computershare at 1-866-299-9628.
It is important to note that changing your address with Computershare will not change the address that is associated with your health plan records. To change the address associated with your plan, call the customer service number on the back of your Insurance membership identification card.
The shareholder is deceased and I'm the executor of the estate. How do I get the shares transferred to my name?
First, contact WellPoint's transfer agent, Computershare, at the toll-free number 1-866-299-9628. A customer service representative will request information regarding your situation and send you forms to be completed and medallion-guaranteed by a bank officer. You will then need to mail back the forms to Computershare in order to complete the process. The address for Computershare is:

WellPoint Shareholder Services
c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 43037
Providence, R.I. 02940-3037

If you have questions concerning Shareholder Services, please contact Kathy Kiefer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, at kathy.kiefer@wellpoint.com.
I hold an Anthem, Inc. stock certificate. Do I need to exchange it for a WellPoint, Inc. stock certificate?

No. Anthem shareholders do not need to exchange their stock certificates as a result of the merger or the change of Anthem's name. Some brokers may charge a fee for exchanging the certificates. Our transfer agent can exchange your certificate at no cost to you.

You may obtain a WellPoint, Inc. certificate through our transfer agent, Computershare, at the address below. When you send in your Anthem, Inc. certificate, please send a letter of instruction stating that you would like to exchange your Anthem, Inc. certificate for a WellPoint, Inc. certificate. Also please insure it for 2% of the current value of the shares (the value of a surety bond in the event the certificate is lost), and do not sign the certificate.

Who is the transfer agent and how do I contact them?
WellPoint's transfer agent is Computershare. The toll-free customer service number is 1-866-299-9628. The mailing address for inquiries is:

WellPoint Shareholder Services
c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 43037
Providence, R.I. 02940-3037
email: wellpointinc@computershare.com
Does WellPoint pay a cash dividend on common stock?

Yes, WellPoint has historically paid a cash dividend beginning in 2011. Future dividends will be reported when declared by the Board of Directors.


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