Press Release

Easy Choice Health Plan Rebrands to WellCare of California

Company Release - 7/23/2019 8:30 AM ET

CYPRESS, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) ("WellCare") announced today Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc., a provider of Medicare Advantage plans in California, has officially rebranded and changed its name to WellCare of California, Inc. The new WellCare of California, Inc. name will be used on its 2020 plan year materials. 

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In 2012, the plan began offering quality, affordable Medicare Advantage healthcare services to eligible individuals residing in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The plan also earned a 4.0 out of 5.0 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for plan year 2019.

To promote good health and well-being, WellCare of California may offer comprehensive benefits and preventive care, including:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Transportation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nurse advice hotline
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) benefit
  • Worldwide emergency room (ER) coverage
  • Health club membership at 24 Hour Fitness
  • A unified national pharmacy network with key national retailers including CVS

"We're excited to officially introduce the WellCare brand to one of the country's largest healthcare markets," said Karen M. Johnson, WellCare's regional president, Medicare west division. "WellCare is committed to going beyond just healthcare as we continue to offer our Medicare Advantage members new and innovative benefits to help them live better, healthier lives."

During the brand transition, there will be no changes to member coverage or to their points of contact. While WellCare members will begin receiving plan materials with the WellCare logo and branding, member identification cards with the old Easy Choice logo are still valid.

As of March 31, 2019, WellCare serves approximately 33,000 Medicare Advantage members and 137,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) members in California.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 6.3 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2019. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at

WellCare Health Plans, Inc., is an HMO, PPO, PFFS plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-866-999-3945 TTY 711 for more information.    

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

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