WellPoint changes its name to Anthem Inc.
Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has changed its corporate name to Anthem Inc.
The company on Wednesday began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ANTM.
Shareholders approved the name change at a meeting on Nov. 5.
“The change to Anthem will help us better communicate our values and simplify the way we connect with our associates, consumers, investors, and the communities we call home,” Joseph Swedish, president and CEO of Anthem, said in a statement.
Anthem is the parent company of Richmond-based Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, the largest health insurer operating in the commonwealth, and Virginia Beach-based Amerigroup, which provided managed care for public health insurance programs in 19 states.