SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

March 04, 2009 15:19 ET

Angela F. Braly, President and CEO of WellPoint, to Speak at TOWN HALL LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Angela F. Braly, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc will address TOWN HALL Los Angeles as part of its ongoing CEO series on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Angelenos have the opportunity to speak directly with the leader of one of America's largest health benefits companies.

With the current health care system designated as one of the top priorities of the new administration, the nation's attention is on health care reform and the impact it will have on individuals and the industry.

In her address, "Achieving Responsible Health Care Reform...and Getting it Right," Braly will address the need to enact responsible and sustainable health care reform that addresses quality, cost and coverage.

Braly assumed her position as WellPoint's President and CEO in 2007. The only woman to lead a Fortune 50 company, she is ranked 4th on the 2008 Forbes magazine "World's Most Powerful Women" list, 5th by Fortune magazine on its 2008 list of the "50 Most Powerful Women" and No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal's 2007 "Women to Watch." A lawyer by training, Braly previously served as WellPoint's executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer, where she managed the nation's largest Medicare claims-processing business and the federal employee health-benefits business.

More than 35 million Americans nationwide are covered through WellPoint's subsidiary health plans, making it the largest health benefits company by medical membership. The company employs more than 42,000 associates and generates operating revenue in excess of $60 billion.

Today's reception is hosted by Dickerson Employee Benefits. Founded on the belief that all people should have equal access to affordable health care, employees are dedicated to serving the broker community by providing the most complete selection of products available. Dickerson is committed to excellence, ensuring each broker receives comprehensive, efficient and caring customer service.

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All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

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When:           March 17, 2009
                12:00 PM Luncheon Program with Q&A

Where:          Millennium Biltmore Hotel
                506 South Grand Avenue
                Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets $48-60, call 213.628.8141 or www.townhall-la.org/programs/register/1242.

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