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42. WellPoint
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Rank: 42 (Previous rank: 31)
CEO: Angela F. Braly
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Many health insurers have been on edge lately, due to uncertainty over the effect of health care reform. But so far, it hasn't made much difference to WellPoint. The company is still the same insurance giant, with 33 million members subscribed to its health plans.

In March, following pressure from California's insurance commissioner, the company said it wouldn't raise the price of premiums sold through its Anthem Blue Cross unit. That could cost WellPoint money, but it's not seen as a major issue for shareholders. WellPoint tends to keep cash on hand and buy back its stock, a strategy that it reaffirmed this February. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 58,801.8 -9.6
Profits 2,887.1 -39.2
Assets 50,166.9
Stockholders' equity 23,812.6
Market value (3/25/2011) 26,037.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.9
Assets 5.8
Stockholders' equity 12.1
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 6.94
% change from 2009 -29.8
2000-2010 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2010 -2.5
2000-2010 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 UnitedHealth Group 22 94,155.0
2 WellPoint 42 58,801.8
3 Aetna 77 34,246.0
4 Humana 79 33,868.2
5 Cigna 122 21,253.0
6 Health Net 179 13,619.9
7 Coventry Health Care 212 11,587.9
8 Amerigroup 396 5,806.3
9 Universal American 401 5,687.2
10 WellCare Health Plans 420 5,440.2
11 Centene 493 4,470.1
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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