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32. WellPoint
WellPoint
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 32 (Previous rank: 33)
Compare tool: WellPoint vs. Top 10
CEO: Angela F. Braly
Address: 120 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-488-6000
Website: www.wellpoint.com
Like one of its members unable to shake a bad cold, WellPoint, the largest health insurer in the U.S. through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, has a bad case of the sniffles. Profits dropped 25% to $2.5 billion in 2008, as rising unemployment cut its healthcare rolls. And a computer glitch that denied benefits to thousands of seniors resulted in harsh sanctions, including a temporary ban from marketing and selling Medicare plans.

Now the company, like other healthcare providers, is likely to find itself even more in the crosshairs of the Federal government, as the Obama administration tackles health care reform. Ah chooo! - S.K.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 61,251.1 0.2
Profits 2,490.7 -25.5
Assets 48,403.2
Stockholders' equity 21,431.7
Market value (3/27/2009) 18,151.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.1
Assets 5.1
Stockholders' equity 11.6
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 4.76
% change from 2007 -14.4
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -52.0
1998-2008 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 UnitedHealth Group 21 81,186.0
2 WellPoint 32 61,251.1
3 Aetna 77 30,950.7
4 Humana 85 28,946.4
5 Cigna 132 19,101.0
6 Health Net 165 15,366.6
7 Coventry Health Care 226 11,913.6
8 WellCare Health Plans 381 6,521.9
9 Universal American 494 4,659.2
10 Amerigroup 509 4,516.0
11 Centene 609 3,515.2
12 Molina Healthcare 673 3,112.4
13 Medical Mutual of Ohio 806 2,387.1
14 HealthSpring 849 2,188.3
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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