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wellpoint185Cash and Investments: $22.4 billion
Annual Operating Cash Flow: $2.7 billion
Revenue Per Employee: $1.53 million

Another healthcare play that you may not think of as a cash cow is benefits giant Wellpoint (WLP).

The stability of the healthcare business generally coupled with its rock-solid balance sheet and a massive 34 million member base means that this stock is well-equipped to weather any short-term volatility n the stock market.

A 40% gain year-to-date in 2013 is also proof that this pick can deliver good appreciation, too, in addition to its low-risk appeal.

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