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WellPoint (WLP) will buy contact-lens and eyewear retailer 1-800 Contacts for an undisclosed...

WellPoint (WLP) will buy contact-lens and eyewear retailer 1-800 Contacts for an undisclosed sum; sources peg the deal at around $900M. It's the latest sign of health insurers trying to diversify and to deepen their ties with consumers, and WellPoint says the deal will capitalize on a shift to increased consumer choice when it comes to healthcare products and coverage.
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