Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and Its Foundation Commit $271,713 in 2010

Las Vegas, CA…To address ongoing health disparities and hardships encountered by millions of American families, the men and women of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its corporate foundation, proudly continued the company’s tradition of caring for the people it serves and the health of our communities by contributing $271,713 to philanthropic and civic organizations throughout Nevada in 2010.

Anthem’s community efforts for 2010 were highlighted by a $15,055 contribution from its own employees that supported hundreds of community-based non-profit organizations throughout Nevada. Through its annual Associate Giving Campaign, Anthem employees directed their giving to their choice among numerous health-related 501(c)(3) organizations. The funds pledged received a 50 percent match from the parent company’s Foundation, increasing the total to $22,582.

“Our associates work hard every day to provide health care benefits to more than 250,000 people throughout the state,” said Mike Murphy, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada. “These same associates are also very committed to the communities where they live and work, particularly during these challenging economic times. I couldn’t be more proud of their efforts to help make a difference for people in need.”

In addition to the Associate Giving Campaign, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation funded $149,131 in grants to organizations in Nevada in 2010, including:

American Diabetes Association

Boys & Girls Clubs

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

March of Dimes

Nurse Family Partnership

Oasis Institute

Additional grants were awarded to the following national organizations which will directly benefit Nevada: Foundation for Health Coverage Education, Trustees of Dartmouth College, New England Healthcare Institute, Engleberg Center for Healthcare Reform at Brookings Institute, Center for Medical Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. In addition to the Foundation grants and generosity of Anthem associates, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada’s community relations commitments totaled $100,000, including support to the following organizations:

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Colors of Lupus Nevada

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

March of Dimes

Neusport Soccer

Nevada Business Journal

Nevada Cancer Institute

Southern Highlands Fall Festival

St. Vincent’s Food Bank

Susan G. Komen

Three Square Food Bank

Vegas PBS

The community commitments by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada, its parent company Foundation total $271,713 for 2010.

For more information about the social responsibility of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its parent company, go to http://www.wellpointcorporateresponsibility.com/cr/index.html

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to reduce the number of uninsured as well as organizations and nonprofit charities that promote the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s annual associate giving campaign and its parent foundation provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges. ┬«ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about the Foundation please visit www.wellpointfoundation.org.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.