Latest News WellPoint Names Annmarie Hagan President of Specialty Businesses, Including Vision By Staff Friday, December 07, 2012 12:30 AM Annmarie Hagan, president of WellPoint's specialty businesses. INDIANAPOLIS— WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced that Annmarie Hagan has been named president of the company’s specialty businesses, effective immediately. WellPoint’s specialty businesses include dental, disability, life, vision and workers’ compensation. In addition, Dani Fjelstad has been named president of WellPoint’s dental business. Mike Walsh announced his retirement from WellPoint, after serving as president of the company’s specialty business, and previously as president of DeCare Dental since 1987. Walsh will continue supporting WellPoint in a business consulting role after his retirement, focusing on innovation and driving specialty business growth, the company said. Hagan is an experienced operational and financial leader with a proven track record of driving profitable growth and setting strategic direction, WellPoint’s announcement said. Most recently, she served as the chief operating officer for WellPoint’s specialty businesses. Since joining WellPoint, her role and responsibilities have included strategy development and positioning WellPoint’s disability/life, workers compensation and vision businesses for strong growth in the future. In her expanded role, Hagan will also be responsible for driving overall revenue and profit growth across all specialty businesses including dental. Prior to joining WellPoint, Hagan served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cigna. Hagan received her bachelor of science in finance and accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia. “Annmarie’s knowledge of the industry, her history of driving success and her deep operational and financial background will help drive the success of the Specialty Businesses at WellPoint,” said Lori Beer, executive vice president of WellPoint’s specialty businesses and information technology. “I’m confident that under her leadership, the specialty businesses will continue to grow profitably and provide the products and services that will benefit our consumers.” WellPoint has more than 33 million people in its branded health plans, and approximately 64 million people served through its subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint’s plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare and in certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore subsidiary. 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. is a subsidiary of WellPoint.