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Media Contact: Scott Golden
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scott.golden@anthem.com

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Retains the Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Account

Anthem awarded a number of new services including pharmacy benefit management

Richmond, VA – Feb. 21, 2013 – The Commonwealth of Virginia has awarded Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield a three-year contract to administer health benefits for nearly 250,000 state and municipal health plan members. The agreement calls for an option of three additional years and will be effective July 1, 2013.

“We are pleased to continue our more than 40-year partnership as the returning health benefits administrator for the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said C. Burke King, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “We look forward to continuing our strong tradition of providing access to the best care possible for state employees and their families.”

In addition to being the incumbent medical and vision benefit provider, Anthem will now provide behavioral health benefits, employee assistance program services, flexible spending account administration and serve as the pharmacy benefit manager for the Commonwealth.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. (serving Virginia excluding the city of Fairfax, the town of Vienna and the area east of State Route 123.).  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliated HMOs, HealthKeepers, Inc., Peninsula Health Care, Inc. and Priority Health Care, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is available at www.anthem.com.

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