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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Secu

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 14, 2014 the Board of Directors of WellPoint, Inc. (the "Company") appointed Joseph R. Swedish to the position of President, in addition to his current Chief Executive Officer position, effective May 14, 2014. The information regarding Mr. Swedish that is required to be included in this filing is contained in the Company's 2014 Proxy Statement, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2014, and such information is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 14, 2014. The shareholders of the Company voted as follows on the matters set forth below.

1. Election of Directors. The four nominees for director were elected to serve three-year terms to expire at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2017, based on the following votes:

         Nominee                    For        Against    Abstain   Non-Votes
         R. Kerry Clark         216,546,201   1,983,226   753,519   14,498,562
         Robert L. Dixon, Jr.   217,480,741   1,066,386   735,819   14,498,562
         Lewis Hay, III         217,708,406     821,075   753,465   14,498,562
         William J. Ryan        215,089,998   3,443,461   749,487   14,498,562

2. Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014 was ratified based upon the following vote:

For Against Abstain 230,614,202 2,274,538 892,768

3. Advisory approval of the Company's executive compensation. The shareholders approved the advisory vote on the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers based upon the following vote:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 204,906,522 13,222,491 1,153,933 14,498,562

4. Shareholder proposal requesting the Board of Directors amend the By-Laws to prohibit political contributions. The shareholder proposal was not approved based on the following vote:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 3,428,933 204,513,515 11,340,498 14,498,562

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