The Virginia State Corporation Commission has agreed to let Anthem Health Plans of Virginia move some business operations out of Virginia.
Anthem, part of WellPoint Inc., Indianapolis, must keep claims processing, quality management, medical management, customer service, provider services and network development operations in Virginia, Virginia SCC officials say.
But WellPoint can move Anthem’s Virginia actuarial, underwriting, marketing, sales, distribution management, and community relations operations out of Virginia, officials say.
The SCC says it does not believe WellPoint could maintain the current quality of Anthem services, such as claim processing, if those operations moved out of state.
If conditions change, WellPoint can apply for permission to move more Anthem operations out of Virginia in the future, officials say.