Health insurance giant WellPoint is now Anthem




LOS ANGELES — Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. is changing its corporate name to Anthem, the well-known brand it uses in California and other states.

The makeover comes as health insurers increasingly compete for consumers on government-run exchanges under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The change is expected to take place by the end of the year. It is subject to a special shareholder vote Nov. 5.