and WellChoice will serve more than 33 million members in 14 states.
is the largest commercial health benefits company in terms of membership in the United States, serving more than 34 million medical members.
As an officer of WellPoint
, Williams acquired "confidential information" and "trade secrets" concerning WellPoint
's operations, its future plans and methods of doing business, the suit alleges.
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The two companies became one more than a year after they first sought to combine, taking the name WellPoint
Subsequent to the initial announcement of WellPoint
's agreement to acquire WellChoice, Fitch met with management and evaluated progress of the ongoing integration activities related to the November 2004 merger of WellPoint
(formerly Anthem, Inc.
Claritin is a popular option among the insurer's members and WellPoint
and other companies that have raised copayments on other brand-name allergy drugs.
is the nation's largest health benefits company in terms of medical enrollment, with 34 million members in its affiliated health plans, and a total of more than 70 million individuals served through all subsidiaries.
The Thousand Oaks-based company would not disclose details about the subpoena, although Ken Ferber, a spokesman for WellPoint
, said officials were simply ``looking for information.
The deal is structured 49% in cash and 51% in shares of WellPoint
Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in our communities," said Lance Chrisman, executive director of the WellPoint
And though a nonprescription form of the allergy drug ultimately depends on the Food and Drug Administration, Wellpoint
is advocating its approval.