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2005-09-27 11:17:15

By Julie Steenhuysen and Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy WellChoice Inc. for nearly $6.5 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would give WellPoint a stronger presence in the U.S. Northeast. WellPoint said the combined company will now serve more than 33 million medical members as a Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 14 states and through its HealthLink and UniCare subsidiaries. WellChoice is the...

2005-09-27 11:13:50

In the story headline "WellPoint to buy WellChoice for about $6.3 billion" please correct headline and first paragraph to read "$6.5 billion" instead of "$6.3 billion" A corrected version follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy WellChoice Inc. for around $6.5 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would give WellPoint a stronger presence in the U.S. Northeast. WellChoice is the largest health insurer in New York state and...

2005-09-27 10:58:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy WellChoice Inc. for around $6.3 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would give WellPoint a stronger presence in the U.S. Northeast. WellPoint said the combined company will now serve more than 33 million medical members as a Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 14 states and through its HealthLink and UniCare subsidiaries. WellChoice is the largest health insurer in New York...

2005-09-27 09:40:55

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy WellChoice Inc. for around $6.3 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would give WellPoint a stronger presence in the U.S. Northeast. WellPoint said the combined company will now serve more than 33 million medical members as a Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 14 states and through its HealthLink and UniCare subsidiaries. WellChoice is the largest health insurer in New York...


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