WellPoint Health Insurance
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WellPoint Inc. was formed when WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and Anthem Inc. merged in 2004. It currently has the largest membership of any health benefits company in America. WellPoint is headquartered in Indianapolis and recently acquired one of the nation's largest administrators of dental insurance, DeCareDental. WellPoint health insurance is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves customers in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company also serves members throughout the country as UniCare. WellPoint believes in creating the best health care value for its customers, excelling in day-to-day executions and recognizing opportunities for growth and improvement.
WellPoint delivers a variety of products to its customers, including flexible spending accounts, behavioral health plans, vision, long term care and COBRA administration. The insurance company serves a variety of people - seniors, Blue Card holders and individuals under the age of 65. WellPoint serves different employee groups, offering various programs for multi-state and local employers. It has state-sponsored business and federally employed health insurance plans, as well.
Throughout its tenure in the health care industry, WellPoint has established multiple programs to encourage healthy behaviors in its membership. WellPoint offers personalized health improvement programs for patients with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Nurses, respiratory therapists, behaviorists, dieticians and exercise physiologists are on staff to help coach patients with an individualized plan of action.
Through these customized programs, WellPoint has found that health coaching decreases emergency room visits and helps patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The programs also help to decrease the cost of health care for everyone. WellPoint's smoking cessation program, "The Last Cigarette," combines a range of tools to provide members with the best possible plan. "The Last Cigarette" provides day-to-day practical tips, alternative activities and progress checkpoints to help its members stop smoking for good.
Another one of WellPoint's programs, "Healthy Parenting," is an initiative dedicated to healthy families. This educational program is designed to curb child and teenage obesity, promote active lifestyles and discourage smoking. Additionally, WellPoint has partnered with the American Dietetic Association to promote healthy eating habits for kids in America.
With its wealth of health care resources, programs and plans, WellPoint insurance offers care for every stage of life. Whether you are a young, healthy individual, a senior or someone living with a chronic disease, WellPoint health insurance selections are numerous and extensive.