Angela Braly is chair of the board of directors, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc., the nation’s largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership, with more than 33 million – or one in nine – Americans nationwide covered through its affiliated health plans. WellPoint offers leading health benefits plans as well as specialty products and services including life and disability insurance benefits, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, radiology benefit management, analytics-driven personal health care guidance, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.
In 2009, WellPoint generated operating revenue in excess of $60 billion and employed approximately 40,000 associates. WellPoint primarily does business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield or Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and its mission is to improve the lives of the people it serves and the health of its communities.
Ms. Braly was named president and chief executive officer in June 2007 and assumed the role of chair of the board in March 2010. Under Ms. Braly’s leadership, WellPoint’s commitment to its mission has been strengthened by diversifying its business portfolio to offer more innovative and comprehensive health solutions and through focusing on creating the best health care value by making health care fundamentally more affordable, providing access and guidance to the right care and advocating healthy living.
Ms. Braly has directed the company’s strategy, including the expansion of its integrated care management programs and tools; the divestiture of WellPoint’s preion benefits management business to Express s, Inc. in order to provide customers with more cost-effective solutions as well as enhanced ser