INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2013--
WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that John Short and
Elizabeth (Liz) Tallett, have been named to its Board of Directors,
effective September 18, and October 1, 2013, respectively. Both Mr.
Short and Ms. Tallett have robust health care experience and proven
track records as leaders.
Ms. Tallett brings more than 35 years of global biopharmaceutical and
consumer products experience, including operating and strategic
leadership roles at a number of health care and technology companies.
She is a Principal of Hunter & Partners LLC, a health care consulting
firm. Through other board affiliations including her tenure as the Lead
Director at Coventry Health Care Inc., she brings a financial services
and health care perspective to WellPoint’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Short is the former CEO of RehabCare Group, a publicly traded
rehabilitation services provider that was acquired by Kindred Health
Care in 2011. He is a principal of Short Consulting LLC, a health care
consulting firm. He started his first health care consulting firm more
than 40 years ago. Through other board affiliations (including service
on another public company board), he brings health care experience to
“We are pleased to welcome John and Liz to our Board of Directors,” said
George Schaefer, chairman of the WellPoint Board of Directors.“Their
extensive health care industry experience and leadership will bring
valuable insight to our Board as we continue to position the company for
About WellPoint, Inc.
At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our
members’ health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and
shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members
and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have
nearly 36 million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 68
million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent
licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves
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 a majority of these service
areas, WellPoint’s 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 several additional states through our
Amerigroup subsidiary and in certain markets through our CareMore
subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online
sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products.
Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.
Source: WellPoint, Inc.