BRIEF-WellPoint CEO says evaluating its investment in private Medicare

April 24 Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:26am EDT

April 24 (Reuters) - WellPoint Inc : * CEO Joseph Swedish says evaluating its investment in private medicare advantage given government reimbursement outlook * CEO says higher 2013 outlook continues to include $50 million hit from

sequestration * Says has completed development design for insurance plans it will offer on

health exchanges * Says will commit to specific exchange markets after it has better view on

rates in each state it considering