Investors Resources FAQs & Corporate Actions

FAQs & Corporate Actions

General Information

Where is Elevance Health's corporate headquarters?

220 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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When is Elevance Health's fiscal year end?

Elevance Health's fiscal year is based on the calendar year. The last day of the fiscal year is December 31.

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Who is Elevance Health's independent registered public accounting firm?

Ernst & Young LLP has served as our independent registered public accounting firm since our initial public offering in 2001.

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What months are dividends typically paid?

Quarterly dividends are typically paid in March, June, September and December.

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How can I find out about Elevance Health’s dividend history?

Click here for current and historical dividend information.

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How can I get a copy of the annual report to shareholders?

In alignment with our corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability initiatives, we have posted our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and Financial Press Release in electronic form on our website under Financials.

Shareholders may receive, without charge, a copy of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, including consolidated financial statements, as filed with the SEC (which is our Annual Report to Shareholders). You also have the option to request printed financial materials by completing an Information Request Form.

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How do I get added to Elevance Health’s email distribution list?

Sign up here to receive investor alerts, press releases and other investor information.

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Stock Information

What symbol is Elevance Health, Inc. stock traded under and on what exchange?

Ticker symbol: ELV
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

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What is Elevance Health’s CUSIP?

Elevance Health, Inc. common stock is traded under the CUSIP: 0367‍52103

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As a shareholder with questions about my shares, whom should I contact for assistance?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent and registrar, Computershare, you may contact Computershare at:

Telephone: (866) 299-9628

Email: elevancehealth@computershare.com

By Mail to: Elevance Health Shareholder Services
c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 505005
Louisville, KY 40233-5005

Computershare Courier Delivery (FedEx or UPS) Address:
Computershare Investor Services
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Computershare Investor Center (provides secure, online access to your stock account)

Computershare Quick Access Hub (provides quick access to tax forms, account statements, mailing address updates, direct deposit, replacement checks, beneficiary updates, and share transfers)

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank, or other nominee, please contact your broker, bank or other nominee directly to update your stock account.

For general questions and concerns, please contact Elevance Health Shareholder Services at:

Telephone: (800) 985-0999

Email: shareholder.services@elevancehealth.com

By Mail to: Shareholder Services Department
220 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Fax: 317-488-6616

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How can I purchase Elevance Health common stock?

If you are interested in purchasing Elevance Health common stock, you have a few options. These options are not listed in any order of relevance or preference.

  1. Purchase directly through our transfer agent, Computershare. Please review the Plan Prospectus for details on our program. You may also contact Computershare directly at (866) 299-9628 with questions about our direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan.
  2. Purchase Elevance Health shares using a broker of your choice.
  3. If you are an Elevance Health associate, you can purchase shares through our Employee Stock Purchase Plan which is administered by E*TRADE. For more details, please contact Human Resources or E*TRADE at (800) 838-0908.
  4. If you are an Elevance Health associate, you also have the option to invest in the Elevance Health Stock Fund through your 401(K) Plan which is administered by Fidelity. Please contact Fidelity at (800) 835-5095 or visit NetBenefits.com if you have further questions.
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Can I sell my stock directly through Elevance Health or do I need to use a broker?

We have authorized our transfer agent and registrar, Computershare, to administer a sales program through the Direct Registration System (“DRS”). This program provides our shareholders with a convenient alternative to traditional retail brokerage methods for selling shares. Participation is strictly voluntary. Neither Elevance Health nor Computershare is recommending that you sell your shares or buy shares of Elevance Health common stock.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Shareholder Services at Computershare at (866) 299-9628.

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How do I transfer my stock, change the mailing address on my shareholder account, order a dividend check replacement or enroll in ACH direct deposit?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent and registrar, Computershare, you may contact Computershare for assistance with your stock account. Alternatively, access Computershare’s Quick Access Hub for easy access to tax forms, account statements, mailing address updates, direct deposit and replacement checks.

Computershare Investor Center (provides secure, online access to your stock account)

Computershare Quick Access Hub (provides quick access to tax forms, account statements, mailing address updates, direct deposit, replacement checks, beneficiary updates and share transfers)

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank, or other nominee, please contact your broker, bank or other nominee directly to update your stock account.

It is important to note that changing your mailing address with Computershare will not change the address that is associated with your health benefit plan. To change the address associated with your health benefit plan, please call the customer service number that is associated with your insurance membership which is typically located on your insurance identification card.

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Whom do I contact to obtain a copy of my 1099-DIV or 1099-B tax form?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent and registrar, Computershare, you may contact Computershare to obtain a copy of your 1099-DIV or 1099-B tax form. Alternatively, access Computershare’s Investor Center or Quick Access Hub for easy access to your tax forms.

Computershare Investor Center (provides secure, online access to your stock account)

Computershare Quick Access Hub (provides quick access to tax forms)

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank, or other nominee, please contact your broker, bank or other nominee directly for assistance.

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I am the executor of an estate in which the shareholder is deceased. How do I transfer the shares out of the deceased shareholder’s name?

Stock transfers are handled by our transfer agent and registrar, Computershare. Please contact Shareholder Services at Computershare to provide notification and receive instructions on how to transfer the account. Prior to delivering your transfer paperwork to Computershare, you will need to obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee stamp on your transfer paperwork, and this stamp may be acquired from a qualified financial institution. After the forms have been completed, please mail the original documentation to Computershare for processing. Shareholders may also submit a letter of intent to process additional transactions related to the transfer such as selling shares, replacing outstanding checks and updating the mailing address.

Computershare Telephone: (866) 299-9628

By Mail to: Elevance Health Shareholder Services
c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 505005
Louisville, KY 40233-5005

Computershare Courier Delivery (FedEx or UPS) Address:
Computershare Investor Services
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Computershare’s Estate Transfer Tool (guide for managing a deceased estate)

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What is a Medallion Signature Guarantee and where can I get one?

A Medallion Signature Guarantee confirms the identity, signature and legal authority to transfer securities. Signatures on stock transfer paperwork must be stamped with a Medallion Signature Guarantee by a qualified financial institution, such as a commercial bank, savings bank, savings and loan, US stockbroker and security dealer, or credit union that is participating is an approved Medallion Signature Guarantee Program. The Medallion Signature Guarantee provides the transfer agent assurance that the person signing a transfer form is authorized to do so. A notary stamp is not acceptable when transferring the ownership of stock.

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Does Elevance Health have a direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan?

Yes, Elevance Health's direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan is sponsored and administered by Computershare. Please review the plan prospectus for a comprehensive description of the plan's terms and features. To view the prospectus, click View and Print the Plan Brochure. If you have questions about the direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan, please contact Computershare at (866) 299-9628.

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Corporate Action/Company History

Anthem, Inc. Name Change to Elevance Health, Inc. – June 2022

On 5/18/2022, Anthem, Inc. shareholders voted and approved an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation to change our company name from Anthem, Inc. to Elevance Health, Inc. Effective 6/28/2022, we became Elevance Health, Inc. and changed our stock ticker symbol from ANTM to ELV.

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Anthem, Inc. Dematerialization – December 2014

We switched from issuing physical stock certificates to electronic bookkeeping in December 2014.

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WellPoint, Inc. Name Change to Anthem, Inc. – December 2014

On 11/5/2014, WellPoint, Inc. shareholders voted and approved an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation to change our company name from WellPoint, Inc. to Anthem, Inc., and the amendment was effective on 12/2/2014. The stock ticker symbol was changed from WLP to ANTM.

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Amerigroup Corporation acquisition – December 2012

On 12/24/2012, WellPoint, Inc. (now known as Elevance Health, Inc. and formerly known as Anthem, Inc.) acquired Amerigroup Corporation (Amerigroup/ticker: AGP) in a cash-only transaction. Each share of Amerigroup common stock was converted into the right to receive $92.00 in cash.

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WellChoice, Inc. acquisition – December 2005

On 12/28/2005, WellChoice, Inc. (WellChoice) merged with and into a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (now known as Elevance Health, Inc. and formerly known as Anthem, Inc.). Each share of WellChoice common stock was converted into the right to receive $38.25 in cash and 0.5191 share of WellPoint, Inc. common stock. On 12/28/2005, the closing price of WellChoice was $79.07 and the closing of WellPoint, Inc. common stock was $78.81.

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2 for 1 Stock Split – May 2005

On 5/31/2005, WellPoint, Inc. (now known as Elevance Health, Inc.) common stock underwent a 2 for 1 stock split in the form of one share for each outstanding share to shareholders of record on May 13, 2005.

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WellPoint Health Networks Inc. acquisition/WellPoint, Inc. Name Change – November 2004

On 11/30/2004, WellPoint Health Networks Inc. (WellPoint Health Networks/ticker: WHN) merged with and into Anthem Holding Corp. and the company name changed to WellPoint, Inc. (ticker: WLP). Each WellPoint Health Networks shareholder received $23.80 in cash and 1 share of WellPoint, Inc. (now known as Elevance Health, Inc.) stock for each share of WHN owned.

For most shareholders, when you exchange your WellPoint Health Networks shares for WellPoint, Inc. shares and cash, you will have taxable income equal to the lesser of cash received or gain on WellPoint Health Networks shares. The amount of the gain on WellPoint Health Networks shares is the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of the cash and fair market value of WellPoint, Inc. stock received, over (ii) your cost of the WellPoint Health Networks stock (your tax basis). This taxable income would usually be treated as capital gain. Whether the gain is long term or short term is determined using the date that the WellPoint Health Networks shares were acquired as the acquisition date. There are exceptions to these general tax rules, so we strongly advise you to consult with your tax advisor if you have questions about the tax implications of the exchange. For a discussion of the tax implications of the exchange, please read the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus section entitled "Material United States Federal Income Tax Consequences of the Merger." The Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus was mailed to shareholders on or about May 20, 2004.

What is the fair market value of WellPoint Health Networks stock on the date of conversion?

The closing price of WellPoint Health Networks stock on 11/30/2004 was $125.10.

What is the fair market value of WellPoint, Inc. stock on the date of conversion?

The closing price of WellPoint, Inc. stock on 11/30/2004 was $101.33.

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Trigon Healthcare, Inc. acquisition - July 2002

The merger of Trigon Healthcare, Inc. (Trigon/ticker: TGH) with and into AI Sub Acquisition Corp. (a subsidiary of Anthem) was on 7/31/2002. Trigon shareholders were entitled to receive $30 in cash and 1.062 shares of Anthem common stock.

Is the exchange of my Trigon shares for Anthem shares a taxable event?

In most cases, when you exchange your Trigon shares for Anthem shares and cash, you will recognize a gain (but not loss) equal to the lesser of: the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of the cash and fair market value of Anthem stock received ($67.88/share), over (ii) your cost of the Trigon stock (your tax basis), or the cash that you received.

If you received your Trigon stock as a result of Trigon's demutualization, then your Anthem stock cost basis is zero since the cost basis for the Trigon stock at demutualization was zero. If you purchased your shares of Trigon stock, then your cost basis for the Anthem stock would be the same as the cost basis for the Trigon stock.

What is the fair market value of Anthem stock on the date of conversion?

The closing price of Anthem stock on 7/31/2002 was $67.88.

What is the fair market value of Trigon stock on the date of conversion?

The closing price of Trigon stock on 7/31/2002 was $101.71.

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Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Demutualization and Anthem, Inc. Initial Public Offering - October 2001

Anthem, Inc.'s (now known as Elevance Health, Inc.) initial public offering was on 10/30/2001 at $36 per share. The offering was made in connection with the conversion of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. from a mutual insurance company to a stock insurance company in a process called demutualization. Eligible Statutory Members who were in specific lines of business received shares or cash as of 11/2/2001 (the date of demutualization).

  • For those who received cash as a result of the demutualization, a 10% premium was paid on the IPO price. Cash received amounted to $39.60 per share. For those who received shares, the number of shares received was determined based on an actuarial formula calculated for each eligible line of business. This information is available in Exhibit F located here.

What kind of taxable event was there when I received the distribution in 2001?

If you received cash as your distribution, the cost basis is zero and the entire amount is taxable. Your holding period or acquisition date is the start date of your policy and your sell date is November 2, 2001. It is considered a long-term capital gain if you were a policyholder for more than one year on 11/2/2001, and a short-term capital gain if you were a policyholder for less than one year on 11/2/2001. If you received stock as your distribution, you will not be subject to income tax on the receipt of stock in the demutualization. If you later sell, or otherwise dispose of the stock, you will be subject to income tax on the full amount you receive from the sale, as the cost basis is zero (see Demutualization Cost Basis below). Any proceeds will be treated as a short-term capital gain, if you were a Statutory Member for less than one year. If you were a Statutory Member for more than one year, the proceeds will be treated as a long-term capital gain.

Do I have to pay taxes on the stock I received in demutualization?

Taxes will be due upon sale of the stock.

What is the cost basis?

Zero (see Demutualization Cost Basis below).

Demutualization Cost Basis

In connection with the demutualization and as required by the Plan of Conversion approved by the Indiana Commissioner of Insurance, we received a Tax Opinion to the effect that the tax basis of the shares of common stock to be received by Eligible Statutory Members of Anthem Insurance in the demutualization would be zero. A copy of that Tax Opinion was included in information provided to Statutory Members at that time. We believe that the Tax Opinion accurately reflected the position of the IRS at the time, and we have not been advised by the IRS of any change in its position. We suggest that you consult your personal tax advisor as to the tax basis of shares received in the demutualization. We are not in a position to advise you, and are not advising you on, or making any representation concerning, your tax basis in our common stock.

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Cerulean Companies, Inc. - March 2001

In March 2001, WellPoint Health Networks Inc. acquired Cerulean Companies, Inc. in a cash-only transaction, prior to Anthem’s acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. in 2004.

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