The Virginia State Corporation Commission plans to hold a hearing July 10 in Richmond, Va., on efforts by WellPoint Inc. to move some offices out of the state.
WellPoint, Indianapolis, acquired Trigon Healthcare Inc., Richmond, Va., in 2002. At that time, WellPoint told state insurance regulators it would leave Trigon’s claims processing, customer service, sales and provider services operations in Virginia.
When the SCC approved WellPoint’s acquisition of Trigon, it required WellPoint to seek written approval from the SCC Bureau of Insurance before moving the operations out of Virginia, officials say.
The plan is now part of WellPoint’s Anthem Health Plans unit.
In April, WellPoint asked the SCC to ease restrictions on its ability to move some Anthem Health Plans of Virginia operations out of Virginia.