Wellpoint Health Services announces partnership with Hub International Ontario

TORONTO, Dec. 13 2005 – Wellpoint Health Services in partnership with Hub International Limited (NYSE/TSX: HBG), announced today the launch of an innovative healthcare program that empowers individuals to take control of their health through comprehensive multi-disciplinary screening programs that enable them to live longer, healthier lives. This unique partnership will enable HUB to offer unparalleled wellness care solutions and services to its corporate and private clients.

“HUB’s integrity and reputation of providing superior client service were essential in our decision to partner with them,” said Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, CEO of Wellpoint Health Services. “The partnership will reinforce our commitment to innovative, quality customer care. This will enable Wellpoint to build on HUB’s differentiated services and to leverage HUB’s decentralized approach and broad product offerings. Wellpoint can now deliver a full suite of services to HUB clients.”

Wellpoint, a leading provider of executive health services, features a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, offering proactive, preventative healthcare customized to individual needs. Wellpoint’s extensive diagnostic screening provides their members with early detection of potentially serious illnesses. In addition to preventative screening, customized wellness programs include nutrition counseling, post operative care when required, expert Second Opinion e-Consultation, and international emergency and referral services.

Some other key features of this program include;

  • A comprehensive 7 phase, 360 degree assessment, with a personalized health blueprint and risk stratification

  • Scheduled quarterly preventative follow-up assessments

  • Multi-disciplinary clinical team focused on your individual health needs

  • Scheduled quarterly preventative follow-up assessments

  • Physician phone consultations within 30 minutes, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

  • Expert Second Opinion e-Consultation program, through WorldCare, working with leading specialists at Duke University Health System and Partners HealthCare System which includes Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare

  • Specialized screening tools such as MRI, PET and CT

  • Scheduled in-house post operative assessments

  • Access to a Global Care program with facilities in over 60 countries supporting 98 different languages

  • Specialized Women’s and Men’s Programs

About Wellpoint Health Services

Wellpoint Health Services, Canada’s leading edge corporate and family health services company, provides comprehensive medical screening and preventative healthcare. Wellpoint offers customized health and wellness programs to individual needs.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada.