Summit Notebook

Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders

What is WellPoint?


With 35 million members, WellPoint is the largest U.S. health insurer by enrollment. But the company realized it had finally arrived when it turned up in a quiz show question.

“Wellpoint was the answer to a Jeopardy question,” Chief Executive Angela Braly beamed, referring to the long-running television quiz show. “The question was, ‘what does WellPoint provide to 1 in 9 Americans?’ The answer is health insurance but the contestant said ‘life insurance’ which our life people are really excited about because we do sell life insurance but that was not the answer.”

“We are a very diverse as a company,” she added