WellPoint, Inc, (NYSE:WLP) announced today that it has been recognized
as one of the top 50 U.S. companies by LATINAStyle Magazine for
providing the best opportunities for professional Latinas in the
workplace. This year marks WellPoint's sixth consecutive appearance in
the distinguished LATINAStyle 50 Report.
As one of the most respected analysis of corporate America's career
advancement opportunities for Latinas, the LATINAStyle 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
LATINAStyle's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that
LATINAStyle 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 LATINAStyle 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
"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 LATINAStyle 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.
Source: WellPoint, Inc.