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Oct 27, 2014WellCare Now Serves More Than 102,000 Medicare Advantage Members in Florida
Company Continues to Offer Florida's Seniors No-Premium Options in 2015   TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has grown to serve more than 102,000 Medicare Advantage members in Florida. During the Open Enrollment Period, which ends on Dec. 7, Medicare-eligible Floridians will be able to sign up for the company's plans in 52 Florida counties.   These plans are designed to save seniors money by offering options across the state, many of whi... 
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Oct 17, 2014WellCare Gives $12,000 to Sponsor Community Baby Showers and Peer Support Groups for New and Expectant Moms in Georgetown, Ky.
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) invites new and expectant moms in the Georgetown, Ky., area to its community baby shower at the Scott County Health Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Attendees will receive a free Boba Wrap child carrier sling to keep their little one snug, diapers to keep them dry and a baby book to keep their memories safe. The shower is a part of the Mama to Mama weekly peer support group, which is sponsored... 
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Oct 16, 2014WellCare Receives NCQA Quality Accreditation For Medicaid And Medicare Health Plans In Kentucky
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Commendable to its Medicaid health plan in Kentucky. WellCare also received an Accredited designation for its Medicare Advantage plan in the state.   NCQA accreditation evaluates the quality of health care that health plans provide to their members. It is a nationally recognized evaluation that consumers can use to a... 
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Oct 7, 2014WellCare Receives NCQA Quality Accreditation For Medicaid And Medicare Health Plans In Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Commendable to its Medicaid health plan in Georgia. WellCare also received an Accredited designation for its Medicare Advantage plan in the state. NCQA accreditation evaluates the quality of health care that health plans provide to their members. It is a nationally recognized evaluation that consumers can use to asse... 
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Sep 25, 2014WellCare Sponsors No-Cost After-School Care for Hazard-Perry County, Ky., Families
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is partnering with Hazard-Perry County Community Ministries and its Star Land Academy to provide 3,000 hours of free after-school care to area families. The program, sponsored with an $18,000 grant from WellCare of Kentucky, offers free care for all children, including those with disabilities, ages 7 – 14, weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and full days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during scheduled public school breaks. Child... 
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Sep 25, 2014WellCare Expands Credit Agreement to Add $300 Million Term Loan
Tampa, Fla. (September 25, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into a $300 million expansion of its senior unsecured credit agreement to include a term loan facility. The fully-drawn term loan facility will expire in September 2016. The original $300 million revolving credit facility, which remains undrawn, expires in November 2018, as initially set. The other principal terms of the original credit agreement are substantially unchanged. WellCare e... 
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Sep 22, 2014WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2014 Results on November 5
TAMPA, Fla. (September 22, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginnin... 
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Sep 17, 2014WellCare Donates $50,000 To Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta To Support Healthy Pregnancies and Reduce Childhood Obesity in Georgia
ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has donated $50,000 to the charitable foundation of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s), one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, to help fund an initiative that advances education in support of healthy pregnancies in Georgia. The donation will support the Strong4Life Healthy Pregnancy Program, which will train OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives to provide proven st... 
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Sep 11, 2014WellCare Celebrates Bronx Seniors Throughout September
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Assembly Members Marcos Crespo and Marc Gjonaj Support Annual Celebration NEW YORK and TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is partnering with local elected officials to host Bronx Senior Month, a series of senior-focused events taking place throughout September to celebrate a... 
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Aug 28, 2014WellCare Donates $20,000 To The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative To Empower Homeless Students In Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (ODBI), a Georgia non-profit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education, and students who are homeless or in foster care "group homes." WellCare of Georgia was proud to present a check for $20,000 to the Orange Duffle Bag Initiative at Frank ... 
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Aug 22, 2014WellCare And Action Ministries Partnered To Serve Healthy Lunches To 1,800 Georgia Children At Risk Of Going Hungry This Summer
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) supported Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program to provide nutritional support and educational enrichment opportunities for children who were at risk of going hungry this summer in Butts, Carroll, Clark, Columbia, Dekalb, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Lamar and Richmond counties. In Georgia, approximately 800,000 children receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, and when school... 
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Aug 19, 2014WellCare Donates $25,000 To Support The Georgia Chapter Of The American Diabetes Association
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it donated $25,000 to the Georgia Chapter of the American Diabetes Association as a part of its ongoing partnership to help fight this deadly disease. This donation will go to five key community outreach programs throughout 2014 to help support the more than one million Georgia residents who currently suffer from diabetes, many of whom are unaware that they have it. The five programs are: Pro... 
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Aug 14, 2014WellCare To Appoint Andrew Asher As Senior Vice President; Appointment As Chief Financial Officer Expected In November
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Andrew (Drew) Asher will join the company as senior vice president, effective on August 29. The company anticipates that Asher will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by the board of directors effective in November after the third quarter financial reporting process is completed. Until that time, Tom Tran will remain as CFO and will assist with Asher's transition. Asher will report to Dave Galli... 
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Jul 31, 2014WellCare Offers New Over-The-Counter Benefit To Its South Carolina Medicaid Members
TAMPA, Fla. (July 31, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is now offering a $120 credit per family, per year towards over-the-counter (OTC) items as part of its Medicaid program benefits in South Carolina. The benefit can be used to get more than 150 items - including vitamins, pain relievers, cold and allergy medicines, baby wipes, and diapers - at no cost to members. WellCare of South Carolina Medicaid members continue to receive additional expanded benefits that include gift card... 
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Jul 29, 2014WellCare And NCQA Partner To Provide Discount To Georgia Health Care Practices Seeking Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
TAMPA, Fla. (July 29, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) have partnered to provide a discount to health care practices in Georgia that seek recognition as an NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). A PCMH is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to provide higher quality and lower costs, while improving patient and provider experiences of care.    WellCare of Georgia has offered... 
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Jul 24, 2014WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results - Company's Conference Call to Discuss Results Rescheduled for Friday, July 25, at 8:00 a.m. ET
TAMPA, Fla. (July 24, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company reported a second quarter of 2014 net loss of $7.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared with net income of $46.9 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. The adjusted (non-GAAP) net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $3.1 million, or ... 
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Jul 2, 2014WellCare Names Munson Region President: AR, KY, MS, TN
TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Kelly Munson region president with responsibility for Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. She will have profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for WellCare's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across these states. Munson served as state president, Kentucky, since August 2013. She will report to Ken Burdick, WellCare's president and chief operating officer.    "During h... 
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Jul 1, 2014WellCare Acquires Certain Assets from Healthfirst New Jersey
Tampa, Fla. (July 1, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its New Jersey subsidiary has completed the acquisition of Medicaid assets from Healthfirst Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. (Healthfirst NJ). The acquired assets primarily are associated with the approximately 42,000 Healthfirst Medicaid members who are expected to be transferred to WellCare's Medicaid plan, as well as certain provider agreements. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  ... 
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Jun 27, 2014WellCare Donates $50,000 To The Family Café To Support Floridians With Disabilities
TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and its Staywell Health Plan continued their commitment to support people with disabilities by donating $50,000 to help Florida families attend the 16th Annual Family Café and Summit on Disabilities. This is the seventh year that the company has provided financial assistance to give people, who otherwise could not afford to attend, an opportunity to access the nation’s largest statewide conference on disabilities. ... 
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Jun 26, 2014WellCare Names MacDonald State President, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (June 26, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Gregg MacDonald state president, Florida. He has responsibility for WellCare's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across the state and will lead the company's statewide expansion initiatives. MacDonald has served as the company's chief operating officer for Florida since May 2007, and served as WellCare's acting state president for Florida since April 4. He will continue to report to K... 
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Jun 25, 2014WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2014 Results on July 31
TAMPA, Fla. (June 25, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginning approximate... 
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Jun 18, 2014WellCare Appoints Ken Burdick as President, Chief Operating Officer
TAMPA, Fla. (June 18, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Kenneth A. Burdick has been named the company's president and chief operating officer. Burdick joined WellCare on January 27 as president, national health plans. In this new role, Burdick's responsibilities have been expanded to include operations and clinical services. As such, Mike Polen, senior vice president, operations, and Dr. Steve Goldberg, senior vice president and chief medical officer, will now ... 
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Jun 12, 2014WellCare to Present at the 2014 Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (June 12, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Gregg Haddad, vice president, corporate development, will present at the 2014 Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.... 
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Jun 9, 2014WellCare Eliminates Most Co-Pays And Offers No-Cost GED Testing And Coursework For Its Kentucky Medicaid Members
TAMPA, Fla. (June 9, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is enhancing its Medicaid benefits in Kentucky by eliminating most member co-pays and covering the cost of General Educational Development (GED) testing and coursework for eligible members. These benefits become effective on July 1 and continue through the end of the year. All WellCare of Kentucky Medicaid members will have $0 co-pays for their health care services, with the exception of non-emergency visits to the em... 
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Jun 3, 2014WellCare to Present at the Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (June 3, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Dave Gallitano, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the... 
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May 29, 2014WellCare Partners With LIBERTY Dental To Offer Adult Preventive Dental Services And Enhanced Benefits To Staywell Medicaid Members In Florida
TAMPA, Fla. and IRVINE, Calif. (May 29, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it will expand its services to provide preventive dental benefits to its adult Staywell Health Plan Medicaid members who are participating in the Florida Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Program through an exclusive agreement with LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida. These benefits will include oral exams, cleanings and X-rays. Members age 21 and over can access these benefits without co-pays ... 
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May 27, 2014WellCare Opens Welcome Room In Flushing, NY
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (May 27, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Flushing, N.Y., Welcome Room serving those living in and around the borough of Queens. WellCare hosted local leaders at the event including New York City Councilman Peter Koo, District ‎20. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are... 
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May 22, 2014WellCare to Hold 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 28 in Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (May 22, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The meeting is to be held at the Company's headquarters in Tampa, Florida.  In conjunction with the meeting, Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will present information about the Company. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be availabl... 
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May 20, 2014‘Ohana Health Plan Gives Hospice Hawaii $9,000 To Help Deliver End-Of-Life And Palliative Care In Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii (May 20, 2014) — ‘Ohana Health Plan and its associates donated nearly $9,000 to support Hospice Hawaii’s 5th Annual Hot Pursuit competition, which was created to help the organization provide quality end-of-life and palliative care to patients and their families. Hospice Hawaii’s annual Hot Pursuit competition is a fundraiser and race that challenges teams to solve riddles and complete fun tasks while attempting to be the first to cross the finish line. Fifty ‘Ohana as... 
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May 13, 2014WellCare Awards $12,000 In Scholarships To Winners And Finalists Of The Florida Alliance Of Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Of The Year Competition
TAMPA, Fla. and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 13, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) donated $12,000 in scholarships for state winners and finalists of the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs’ annual Youth of the Year competition and celebration. The event was held on April 28 in Orlando, Fla., and is focused on recognizing the state’s most outstanding Boys & Girls Club members. WellCare also served as the main sponsor of the event. Florida Alliance of Boys &... 
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May 12, 2014WellCare to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (May 12, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Gregg Haddad, vice president, corporate development, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care Conference. The presentation will occur on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days the... 
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May 7, 2014WellCare Names Barbara Witte State President Of Missouri
TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Barbara A. Witte state president of Missouri, effective April 28. Witte will lead WellCare's Medicare Advantage business, its subsidiary, Missouri Care's Medicaid business and growth initiatives in the state. She will report to Dave Reynolds, WellCare's region president for Conn., Ill., Mo., N.J., N.Y. and Ohio.   "Barb's extensive background in leading managed health care operations and h... 
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May 6, 2014WellCare Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
TAMPA, Fla. (May 6, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $44.1 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with $21.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $49.7 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, compared wit... 
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Apr 17, 2014WellCare Sponsors Fastest Kid In Bowling Green Competition To Encourage Physical Fitness And Healthy Lifestyles
TAMPA, Fla. (April 17, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) partnered with Western Kentucky University (WKU) to sponsor the 3rd Annual Fastest Kid in Bowling Green fitness competition on April 12 at WKU’s Charles M. Ruter Track Complex in Bowling Green, Ky. The 100-meter dash competition promotes physical fitness and offers children an opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities in a collegiate setting. Warren County, Ky., school children in grades 1-8 participate... 
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Apr 10, 2014WellCare Donates $10,000 To Support The Partnership Against Domestic Violence In Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (April 10, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), the largest non-profit domestic violence organization in Georgia. The grant will be used to help PADV continue providing professional, compassionate and empowering support to women and children in the Atlanta metropolitan area who have been affected by domestic violence. For almost... 
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Apr 7, 2014WellCare Changes Date for Reporting of First Quarter 2014 Results to May 6
TAMPA, Fla. (April 7, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the date for reporting its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, has been changed to Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  The press release announcing the Company's results will be released at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with a conference call, led by Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chief executive officer, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time the same day. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web... 
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Apr 3, 2014WellCare Awards $50,000 To The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics To Support The Patient-Centered Medical Home
TAMPA, Fla. (April 3, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help provide training and resources to enable pediatricians in Georgia to become recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A PCMH is a care delivery model in which a patient’s treatment is more effect... 
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Mar 25, 2014WellCare Announces Commitment To American Diabetes Association As Presenting Sponsor Of Tampa Bay’s 2014 Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes
Sponsorship Announcement Kicks Off American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day® Urging Americans To Take Diabetes Risk Test   TAMPA, Fla., (March 25, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and the Southwest Florida region of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are pleased to announce that the WellCare Community Foundation will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of Tampa Bay’s 2014 “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes,” which will be held on October 18 in downtown Tampa, Fl... 
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Mar 24, 2014WellCare to Report First Quarter 2014 Results on May 8
TAMPA, Fla. (March 24, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginning approximatel... 
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Mar 20, 2014WellCare Expands Dental And Vision Benefits For Adult Medicaid Members In Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (March 20, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has expanded its dental and vision benefits to include preventive care for all adult Medicaid members in Georgia. Effective March 1, these expanded benefits are available to members who are 21 and older. Emergency dental services and procedures to evaluate and diagnose eye disease continue to be covered benefits for adults. The expanded dental benefit includes oral exams and teeth cleanings every six months, annua... 
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Mar 10, 2014WellCare And MyHealthDirect Make It Easier And More Convenient To Schedule Doctors' Appointments In Georgia
Initiative Designed To Improve Quality Of Care And Drive Cost Savings TAMPA, Fla. (March 10, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it is working with MyHealthDirect to make scheduling doctors' appointments easier and more convenient for its members and health care providers in Georgia. WellCare Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members who are patients of providers that participate in this program will be able to work directly with WellCare representatives to schedul... 
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Mar 5, 2014WellCare to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Mar. 5, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Thomas Tran, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.... 
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Mar 4, 2014Habitat For Humanity And WellCare Help Revitalize East Tampa Homes
TAMPA, Fla. (March 4, 2014) — Approximately 70 volunteers from WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) helped revitalize the homes of two East Tampa women as part of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, Inc.’s “A Brush with Kindness” event on March 1. The program assists elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners who are unable to adequately maintain the exterior of their homes. WellCare employees, family and friends painted, landscaped and performed minor repairs to the homes. The ... 
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Feb 24, 2014WellCare to Present at the 35th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Gregg Haddad, vice president, corporate development, will present at the 35th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference. The presentation will occur on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:05 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days th... 
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Feb 21, 2014Tom Tran To Step Down As Chief Financial Officer Of WellCare
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that Tom Tran, senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will be leaving the company. He has agreed to help facilitate a smooth transition to a new CFO and will remain with WellCare until a successor is appointed or until November 30. The company has initiated a national search for a new CFO. "Tom's contributions to WellCare were instrumental at a time when the company was undergoing great transf... 
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Feb 18, 2014WellCare to Present at the 2014 Citi Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Dave Gallitano, chairman and CEO, will present at the 2014 Citi Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 1:50 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter. Both the live presentation ... 
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Feb 12, 2014WellCare Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Results
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $42.9 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared with $48.8 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $48.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted s... 
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Feb 10, 2014WellCare Appoints Rose Hauser As Senior Vice President And Chief Information Officer
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that, effective today, Rose Hauser has been named the company's senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Hauser will be a member of WellCare's senior management team and will report to Dave Gallitano, chairman of the board and CEO. Rose Hauser, WellCare senior vice president and chief information officer. "Rose's significant experience in leading transformation and driving operational i... 
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Feb 6, 2014WellCare Signs Contract To Provide Medicaid Services In Eight Florida Regions
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Staywell Health Plan has signed a contract with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to provide managed care services to Medicaid recipients in eight regions as part of the state's Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. WellCare announced the award of a potential contract in September 2013.    WellCare's Staywell Health Plan will serve Floridians in the MMA program who live in Reg... 
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Jan 29, 2014WellCare To Host Job Fairs To Fill Hundreds Of Open Positions In The Tampa Bay Area
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2014) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicare and Medicaid managed care services, today announced that due to its growth, the company is hosting job fairs on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 8, to fill hundreds of full-time positions in the Tampa Bay area. Opportunities are available for qualified professionals, including: Utilization review nurses (LPNs and RNs) Case management nurses (RNs) Provider and member resolution specia... 
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Jan 28, 2014WellCare Promotes John Kirchner To State President Of New Jersey
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2014) – WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named John J. Kirchner state president of New Jersey, effective Jan. 20. Kirchner is responsible for WellCare’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage operations in New Jersey, and for growth initiatives across the state. He joined WellCare in 2012 and previously served as market director for WellCare in the state. He continues to report to Dave Reynolds, WellCare’s region president for Conn., Ill., Mo., ... 
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Jan 27, 2014WellCare Appoints Kenneth A. Burdick as President, National Health Plans
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Kenneth A. Burdick has been named the company's president, national health plans. Burdick will have profit and loss responsibility for all of the company's health plans and product lines. He will be a member of WellCare's senior management team and will report to Dave Gallitano, Chairman of the board and CEO. Ken Burdick, WellCare’s president of national health plans.   "Ken's significan... 
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Jan 16, 2014RxAnte Selected To Identify Medicare Members Eligible For WellCare’s Medication Therapy Management Program
MCLEAN, Va. and TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2014) — RxAnte, Inc., a health care improvement company, and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WellCare will use RxAnte’s advanced analytics platform to identify existing Medicare members who are eligible for WellCare’s Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services. “WellCare’s MTM program h... 
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Jan 15, 2014WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan Selected To Provide Managed Care Services Across Hawaii Under QUEST Integration
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division, has selected the 'Ohana Health Plan ('Ohana) to continue serving the state through the new QUEST Integration program. 'Ohana will cover Medicaid and other eligible individuals across Hawaii. The QUEST Integration program combines several state health insurance programs into one statewide initiative that provides managed care services to all of Ha... 
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Jan 9, 2014WellCare to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Results on February 12
TAMPA, Fla. (January 9, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginning... 
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Jan 7, 2014WellCare to Present at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Thomas L. Tran, chief financial officer, will present at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days ... 
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Jan 6, 2014WellCare Completes Acquisition Of Windsor Health Group
Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2014) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Windsor Health Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., a part of Munich Re. On Sept. 5, 2013, WellCare stated that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the company. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.    "Windsor is an excellent fit with WellCare's Medicare and broader government health care programs strategy," said Dave Gallitano, WellCare's ch... 
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Dec 31, 2013WellCare Helps Metropolitan Ministries Bring Hope To The Homeless In The Tampa Bay Area
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), continued its support of Metropolitan Ministries in 2013, helping the non-profit in its mission to bring hope to the homeless, and those at risk of becoming homeless, in the Tampa Bay area. In 2013, WellCare and its employees donated approximately $10,000, 825 pounds of food and volunteered more than 375 hours. WellCare employees with some of their donations to Metropolitan Ministries in 2013. ... 
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Dec 20, 2013WellCare Donates $3,000 To Children’s Safety Village To Promote Child Safety In Central Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), through its Staywell Health Plan, recently donated $3,000 to Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida, Inc. (CSV) to help children learn to recognize safety hazards, and acquire the safety skills that can prevent accidents and injuries. The Children's Safety Village is located in Orlando, Fla. on a nine acre property site that is near the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The donation will be used for three, fr... 
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Dec 12, 2013WellCare Names John Burke State President Of New York
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named John J. Burke state president of New York, effective Sept. 13, when he began serving in the role on an interim basis. Burke is responsible for WellCare's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage operations in New York, and for growth initiatives across the state. He joined WellCare in 2004 and previously served as chief operating officer; vice president, network management; and director, Medicare expa... 
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Nov 27, 2013WellCare Offers No-Cost Screening For Type 2 Diabetes At St. Louis, Mo., YMCAs
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2013) – WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is partnering with the American Diabetes Association, Gateway Region and the YMCA of Greater St. Louis to offer free type 2 diabetes screening from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6. Clinicians will visit five St. Louis YMCAs to conduct the tests. Lifestyle coaches from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will also be present to educate participants abou... 
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Nov 26, 2013WellCare Approved To Offer Medicaid In Six Additional South Carolina Counties
Carolina Medical Home Membership To Transition To WellCare of South Carolina   TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, announced today that it has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to offer Medicaid in six additional counties in the state, effective January 1, 2014. These counties are Charleston, Chesterfield, Greenwood, Kershaw, McC... 
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Nov 25, 2013WellCare Names Dr. Robert Hilliard State President Of Illinois
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Jr. state president of Illinois, effective November 18. He will lead WellCare's Medicare Advantage business, its subsidiary, Harmony Health Plan's Medicaid business and growth initiatives in the state. Dave Reynolds, WellCare's region president for Conn., Ill., Mo., N.J., N.Y. and Ohio, previously led efforts in Illinois.    "Bobby's strong background in Medicar... 
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Nov 21, 2013Harmony Health Plan Donates $15,000 And 5,000 Hats And Gloves To Operation Warm For Chicago Children
Left to right: Mackie Hicks, senior advocacy manager, WellCare Health Plans, presents CommUnity Hero Awards to Dr. Amy Picklesimer and Sara Covington-Kolb during the Centering Healthcare Institute's annual conference. TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2013) — Harmony Health Plan, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG), donated $15,000 for the purchase of new coats, and 5,000 hats and gloves to Operation Warm. Harmony employees joined the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Operation Warm ... 
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Nov 18, 2013WellCare Presents $20,000 Grant to Centering Healthcare Institute and Two CommUnity Hero Awards In South Carolina
Left to right: Mackie Hicks, senior advocacy manager, WellCare Health Plans, presents CommUnity Hero Awards to Dr. Amy Picklesimer and Sara Covington-Kolb during the Centering Healthcare Institute's annual conference. TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a nationwide provider of Medicaid and Medicare managed care, recently presented a grant for $20,000 to the Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI). In addition, the company presented two CommUnity Hero Awards ... 
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Nov 15, 2013WellCare Announces Closing of Notes and New Credit Agreement
TAMPA, Fla. (November 15, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it completed the issuance of $600 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 5.75% senior unsecured notes due 2020 in connection with a public offering made pursuant to a registration statement and a related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by WellCare with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company announced the offering of the senior notes on November 4, and the n... 
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Nov 14, 2013WellCare Partners With The American Diabetes Association To Fight Diabetes in Georgia
Company Gives $75,000 In Support Of Team Red In Five Cities Across The Country WellCare employees, family members and friends at the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event in Atlanta on November 9. TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) supported the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event in Atlanta on November 9 to raise awareness and funds to help the nearly 26 million people across the... 
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Nov 14, 2013WellCare to Present at the Barclays 2013 Select Growth Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Gregg Haddad, vice president, investor relations, will present at the Barclays 2013 Select Growth Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 8:20 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.  Both the... 
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Nov 13, 2013WellCare and Its Employees Contribute More Than $118,000 To The American Diabetes Association In 2013
Company and Employees Donate More Than $350,000 Over The Last Five Years WellCare employees, family members and friends at the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event in Tampa, Fla., on November 9. TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the company, its employees and the WellCare Community Foundation contributed more than $118,000 to the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness and funds to... 
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Nov 12, 2013WellCare Awards $50,000 Grant To The Georgia Academy Of Family Physicians For Its Patient Centered Medical Home University
TAMPA, Fla. and Tucker, Ga. (Nov. 12, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) to help fund the organization’s Patient Centered Medical Home University. The grant will be used for workshops that help selected Georgia primary care practices achieve recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). ... 
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Nov 11, 2013WellCare to Present at the 2013 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that David Gallitano, interim CEO, and Thomas Tran, CFO, will present at the 2013 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and ... 
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Nov 8, 2013WellCare Announces Pricing Of Notes
Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) ("WellCare") today announced that on November 8, 2013 it priced $600 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes in a public offering made pursuant to a registration statement and a related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by WellCare with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. were the j... 
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Nov 7, 2013‘Ohana Opens Welcome Room In Honolulu, Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Nov. 7, 2013) — 'Ohana Health Plan, a statewide provider of managed care services for Hawaii's government-sponsored health care programs, recently opened its first Welcome Room in Hawaii. 'Ohana's Welcome Room is a neighborhood health care information, education and sales center that is open to the public and staffed by 'Ohana associates who can answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid health plans, and eligibility for 'Ohana plans. 'Ohana's Welcome Room on... 
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Nov 4, 2013WellCare Announces Offering of Notes
Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has commenced an offering of approximately $600 million aggregate principal amount Senior Notes due 2020. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. will be the joint bookrunning managers of the offering. The offering is being conducted pursuant to a registration statement filed with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. WellCare intends to use the ... 
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Nov 1, 2013David J. Gallitano Appointed Interim CEO of WellCare
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that its board of directors has appointed the company's chairman of the board, David J. Gallitano, as interim CEO, replacing Alec Cunningham. The company is conducting a national search for a new CEO. Gallitano will fill both the chairman and CEO roles until a successor for the CEO role is appointed. Dave Gallitano, Chairman of the Board and CEO, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. "Alec's con... 
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Nov 1, 2013WellCare Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
TAMPA, Fla. (November 1, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $64.0 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, compared with $38.3 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $68.9 million, or $1.56 per di... 
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Oct 25, 2013‘Ohana Supports Women’s Health Awareness In Hilo, Hawaii
‘Ohana employees collect donations for the 13th annual Ladies’ Night Out in Hilo, Hawaii. HONOLULU, Hawaii (Oct. 25, 2013) — ‘Ohana Health Plan, a statewide provider of managed care services for Hawaii’s government-sponsored health care programs, recently joined Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, a local nonprofit organization, to provide Hilo-area women with information and services to help improve their health and overall wellbeing during the 13th annual Ladies’ Night Out. Ladies’ Night Out is held i... 
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Oct 24, 2013WellCare Employees Join American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams In Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced a new initiative with the American Red Cross to assist Floridians during times of need. As part of this initiative, 40 WellCare employees have volunteered to be trained to join local disaster action teams across the state to help respond to community emergencies.   “WellCare’s employees are passionate about helping people and communities,” said David McNichols, state president, WellCare of Florida. “We t... 
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Oct 23, 2013WellCare Supports Healthy Moms And Babies With Georgia Prenatal Program
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has introduced a prenatal outreach program for its pregnant Georgia Medicaid members to help improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.   “Women who have medical, educational and social supports are more likely to have healthy pregnancies and deliveries,” said Dr. Sandra White, vice president and senior medical director, WellCare of Georgia. “Focusing our support on expectant mothers from the start of their pregnan... 
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Oct 22, 2013Harmony Hosts Fall Fun Festival For The Austin Community
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2013) — Harmony Health Plan, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) is hosting a Fall Fun Festival for Chicago’s Austin community on Oct. 26. The festival is free and open to the public. It will feature family-friendly activities such as balloon animals, magic, face painting, arts and crafts, health information and a special performance by the Jesse White Tumblers. The event also includes food, music, games and raffle prizes. It will take place between 12:... 
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Oct 21, 2013WellCare Partners With Smoking Cessation Trust To Enroll Its Louisiana Medicare Advantage Members In A No-Cost Stop Smoking Program
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced a partnership with Louisiana’s Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) to encourage its eligible Louisiana Medicare Advantage members to enroll in a no-cost, smoking cessation program. Members who enroll are eligible to receive cessation medication, individual and/or group counseling, and telephone quit-line support services. ... 
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Oct 17, 2013Blair Todt Named Senior Vice President, External Affairs; Cyndi Baily Named Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that Blair Todt, senior vice president, chief compliance officer, has been named senior vice president, external affairs. In this role, Todt will have responsibility for integrating WellCare's interactions with government entities and will oversee the company's business development, government affairs and public policy functions. Cyndi Baily, vice president, assistant general counsel has been promoted to senior vi... 
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Oct 16, 2013WellCare Opens Welcome Room In Beaumont, Texas
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Welcome Room in Beaumont, Texas. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health pl... 
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Oct 15, 2013WellCare Opens Welcome Room In Albany, NY
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Albany, N.Y. Welcome Room serving the Capital Region. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates who can answer question... 
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Oct 11, 2013WellCare Opens Welcome Room in Syracuse, NY
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Syracuse, N.Y., Welcome Room serving Onondaga County. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates who can answer que... 
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Oct 10, 2013WellCare's Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Offer Enhanced Value In 2014
Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has enhanced its Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to offer members greater value in 2014. WellCare's plans are specifically designed to meet the medication needs of cost-conscious seniors and dual-eligible beneficiaries.   One way the company is helping to drive down costs is with the introduction of a preferred retail pharmacy network. Members selecting a WellCare preferred retail pharmacy will have a reduced co-pay when fill... 
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Oct 9, 2013WellCare Partners With The American Diabetes Association To Fight Diabetes in New York
Company Gives $75,000 In Support Of Team Red In Five Cities Across The Country TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) supported the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event in New York City on September 28 to raise awareness and funds to help the more than 25 million Americans living with the disease. WellCare employees, friends and family members at the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diab... 
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Oct 8, 2013WellCare Partners With The American Diabetes Association To Fight Diabetes in Illinois
Company Gives $75,000 In Support Of Team Red In Five Cities Across The Country TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2013) — Harmony Health Plan, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG), supported the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event in Chicago on September 29 to raise awareness and funds to help the more than 25 million Americans living with the disease. Jeanette Flom, American Diabetes Association of Northern Illinois, Miguel Torres, WellCar... 
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Oct 7, 2013WellCare Offers Complimentary GED Testing To Georgia Medicaid Members
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is offering free General Educational Development (GED) testing for eligible WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members. A 2012 survey of WellCare’s Medicaid members in Georgia revealed that approximately 20 percent did not have a high school diploma or equivalent. The company is underwriting the cost of the five required exams to help reduce... 
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Oct 4, 2013WellCare Celebrates Seniors In The Bronx And Brooklyn
State Senator Adams and Bronx Borough President Diaz Support Annual Celebration TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently hosted award ceremonies in the Bronx and Brooklyn to honor seniors making a difference in their communities. The awards were the culmination of a month of activities for seniors in both boroughs, sponsored and created by WellCare in partnership with... 
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Oct 3, 2013Chrissie Cooper Rejoins WellCare As Region President, Arizona, California and Hawaii
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Chrissie Cooper has rejoined the company as region president, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Cooper is responsible for leading the company's Medicare Advantage and Medicaid businesses, as well as expansion efforts, in these states. Cooper will report to Alec Cunningham, CEO. Chrissie Cooper, region president, Arizona, California, Hawaii, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Cooper initially joined We... 
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Oct 2, 2013WellCare Expands Its Medicare Advantage Service Area
Eight Counties Added Across Arizona, California And Kentucky   Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has added eight new counties across three states to its 2014 Medicare Advantage service area. With the addition of these new counties, WellCare will offer Medicare Advantage plans in 210 counties in 14 states. The additional counties are in our newest Medicare Advantage markets in Arizona, California and Kentucky.    When Medicare open enroll... 
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Oct 1, 2013WellCare Completes Transition of South Carolina Medicaid Program
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, announced that effective today, the transition of the former UnitedHealthcare South Carolina Medicaid program is completed and WellCare of South Carolina is now fully operational. The acquisition of UnitedHealthcare's South Carolina Medicaid business closed on Feb. 1, 2013.    As of June 30, 2013, WellCare of South Carolina serves approx... 
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Sep 30, 2013WellCare To Acquire Select Assets of Healthfirst New Jersey
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Healthfirst Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. (Healthfirst NJ). As of September 2013, Healthfirst NJ serves approximately 47,000 Medicaid members in 12 counties in the state. WellCare recently received approval from the state of New Jersey to offer Medicaid managed care in Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties beginning Dec. 1, 20... 
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Sep 26, 2013WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2013 Results on November 1
TAMPA, Fla. (September 26, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginning ... 
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Sep 25, 2013Missouri Care Donates $10,000 to Nine Federally Qualified Health Centers
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2013) — Missouri Care, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), celebrated National Health Centers Week by donating a total of $10,000 to nine Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) throughout the state. The $500-$1000 donations helped the FQHCs to promote general wellness by providing immunizations, dental cleanings and checkups, health screenings, and family activities at their facilities during a recent week-long, annual event. FQHCs are community-b... 
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Sep 24, 2013WellCare Opens Welcome Room in Jackson Heights, NY
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Jackson Heights, N.Y., Welcome Room serving the borough of Queens. State Assemblyman Francisco Moya and former State Assemblywoman Melinda Katz help John Burke, interim president, WellCare of New York and other WellCa... 
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Sep 24, 2013WellCare Selected To Provide Medicaid Services In Seven of Eleven Florida Regions
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Staywell Health Plan has been recommended for contract awards by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to provide managed care services to Medicaid recipients in seven of the state's 11 regions as part of the state's Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. This award will give WellCare the opportunity to serve Floridians eligible to participate in the MMA program who live in Regio... 
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Sep 18, 2013Ohana Helps Thousands Across Hawaii Access Free Health Education And Screening
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Sept. 18, 2013) — ‘Ohana Health Plan, a statewide provider of managed care services for Hawaii’s government-sponsored health care programs, is sponsoring 13 wellness events across the Island of Hawaii in September. These events are part of WE … a hui for health, a program launched in 2011 to improve access to health care for residents across the state. During the events, a traveling consortium of 30 organizations offers free health screening, education and counseling. All servi... 
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Sep 17, 2013WellCare Opens Welcome Room in League City, Texas
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Welcome Room in League City, Texas. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health... 
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Sep 16, 2013WellCare Appoints Richard C. Breon To Board Of Directors
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Richard C. Breon, president and CEO, Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids, Mich., has been appointed to the company's board of directors. "We are pleased to welcome Richard to our board," said Dave Gallitano, WellCare's chairman. "His experience with the effective integration of health systems will be beneficial to WellCare as the company continues its mission to provide quality health care... 
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Sep 12, 2013Harmony Health Plan Hosts Chicago Open House
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Receives Community Hero Award Media Relations Daphne Lawrence 917-301-7029 mailto:daphne.lawrence@wellcare.com TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2013) — Harmony Health Plan, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG), hosted an Open House on Sept. 10, at its new Chicago office, to highlight its dedication to members and communities in Illinois. Harmony focuses on serving Illinois’ Medicaid and Medicare populations, including low-income children a... 
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Sep 11, 2013WellCare Names Kulich To Lead WellCare of Georgia
Will Also Oversee South Carolina Operations TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced that Roman Kulich has joined the company as Region President, Georgia and South Carolina. In this role, he will have day-to-day leadership responsibility for WellCare of Georgia, the company's largest health plan by membership. He will lead the company's Medicaid and Medicare ... 
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Sep 10, 2013WellCare Donates $50,000 To The National Alliance On Mental Illness To Advance Peer Support For Recovery
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $50,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. The donation will be divided between the national organization and three NAMI state organizations. In the states, the donation will support NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program. Nationally, the donation will help support the organization’s an... 
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Sep 5, 2013WellCare To Acquire Windsor Health Group
Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Windsor Health Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., a part of Munich Re. Through its subsidiaries, Windsor serves Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), and Medicare Supplement products in many states across the U.S.   "Windsor's focus on lower income Medicare beneficiaries and those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is an excellent... 
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Sep 4, 2013WellCare Names Polen Senior Vice President, Operations
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Michael Polen has been promoted to the company's newly created position of senior vice president, operations. As a member of WellCare's senior management team, Polen will be responsible for member and provider operations, customer service, acquisition integration, and related activities. He will continue to report to Alec Cunningham, CEO.   "During Mike's tenure with WellCare, he has served in a varie... 
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Sep 3, 2013WellCare Donates $35,000 To The Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently donated $35,000 to the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs for initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children across Florida. The donation will be used to host three health education events, and will fund eight community garden programs and five scholarship awards. WellCare presents a donation to the Florida Alliance of the Boys & Girls Clubs that will be used to improve ... 
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Aug 29, 2013Munson Named State President of WellCare of Kentucky
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Kelly Munson State President, Kentucky, effective Aug. 11. She will have responsibility for WellCare's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses, and will lead the company's future business initiatives in the commonwealth. Munson has served as Chief Operating Officer of WellCare of Kentucky since August 2012 and has been with WellCare since 2006. "Kelly is well-suited to lead WellCare's... 
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Aug 27, 2013‘Ohana Donates Shoes To Help School Children And The Homeless In Waianae, Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Aug 27, 2013) — Associates from ‘Ohana Health Plan, Inc., a statewide provider of managed care services for Hawaii’s government-sponsored health care programs, recently donated more than 150 pairs of shoes as well as clothing, linen and personal care items to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center’s (WCCHC) Slipper Drive. The items will be distributed to schools and the homeless in Waianae Coast. Slippers, also known as flip flops, are the primary footwear for studen... 
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Aug 21, 2013WellCare Contributes $1 Million To Step Up For Students Scholarship Fund
Company Has Contributed $9 Million Since 2004 TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it is contributing $1 million to the Step Up For Students scholarship program. The program provides scholarships to Florida students in kindergarten through 12th grade who come from low-income families. These scholarships enable students to enroll in private schools or out-of-district public schools that may better suit their individual needs. Step Up For S... 
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Aug 15, 2013WellCare Sponsors Health Fair For Bronx, N.Y. Seniors
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently organized a health fair at the James Monroe Senior Center to help seniors in the Bronx learn more about healthy living. The event included health screenings and senior-specific advice on living well. Councilwoman Annabel Palma and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo joined more than 200 seniors from the Fort Independence, James Monr... 
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Aug 14, 2013WellCare Donates Personal Care Products For The Homeless And Low Income In New Jersey
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2013)WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently donated 2,000 personal care products to the New Jersey Primary Care Association for distribution at homeless shelters and at Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs). The donation, made in conjunction with National Health Center Week, included first aid kits and personal hygiene items such as towels, hairbrushes, eyegl... 
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Aug 13, 2013WellCare Donates $25,000 To Arizona Wildfire Relief Efforts
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $25,000 to support wildfire relief efforts in the Yarnell, Ariz., area. WellCare gave $15,000 to the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief services for those in the affected area; $5,000 to the Arizona Community Foundation’s (ACF) Yarnell Disaster Relief... 
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Aug 12, 2013WellCare Increases Oral Health Access and Preventive Visits In Kentucky
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2013—WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced positive results from initiatives aimed at improving the oral health of its Medicaid members in Kentucky. Since November 2011, when the company began serving the state’s Medicaid population, WellCare of Kentucky’s oral health initiatives increased the number of WellCare dental providers by 114 percent, expanded the network into 12 additional counties and grew the number of WellCare provider locations by 67 p... 
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Aug 7, 2013WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
TAMPA, Fla. (August 7, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $46.9 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared with $46.4 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $59.2 million, or $1.35 per dilute... 
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Aug 6, 2013WellCare Donates $5,000 To Support Children With Diabetes In Northeast Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is working with the Jacksonville chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to help improve the lives of children with diabetes in Northeast Florida. WellCare donated $5,000 to support Camp JADA, an annual summer camp for children ages 6 – 12 who have type 1 diabetes, and Family Link events in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. John’s counties. Family Link events bring people together to connect and create a community o... 
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Aug 1, 2013WellCare Offers Free Wellness Program In Brooklyn, NY, For Children, Adults And Seniors
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2013)— WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, will offer a free, 30-day comprehensive wellness program in Brooklyn, N.Y., for children, adults and seniors. Sen. Eric Adams joins Dr. Richard Petrucci, state medical director, WellCare of New York, at the “Healthy Ways With WellCare” wellness program kick-off in Brooklyn on July 26, 2013. The program, Healthy Ways W... 
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Jul 31, 2013WellCare And Metropolitan Ministries Help Fill Backpacks With Hope
WellCare Employees Donate School Supplies For Tampa Bay Area Students TAMPA, Fla. (July 31, 2013) ) – As part of Metropolitan Ministries’ annual Backpacks of Hope collection drive, employees of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) donated more than 3,000 school supplies that will help approximately 200 local students during the new school year. This Saturday, a team of WellCare volunteers joined Metropolitan Ministries’ staff to prepare the backpacks and landscape the non-profit’s Tamp... 
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Jul 24, 2013WellCare Opens Binghamton Welcome Room
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (July 24, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Welcome Room in Binghamton, N.Y. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health... 
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Jul 17, 2013WellCare Opens Utica Welcome Room
CONTACT: Media Relations Daphne Lawrence 917-229-2103 daphne.lawrence@wellcare.com A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (July 17, 2013)— WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Welcome Room in Utica, N.Y. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the pu... 
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Jul 9, 2013Missouri Care Sponsors 15th Annual Summer Splash Pool Parties
No-Cost Admission To Aquatic Centers In The Columbia, Kansas City And St. Louis Areas TAMPA, Fla. (July 9, 2013) — Missouri Care, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is sponsoring five Summer Splash pool parties in the Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis areas. The events are open to the public and feature no-cost admission to aquatic centers throughout July. This is the 15th year Missouri Care is sponsoring the events, which draw approximately 5,000 participants... 
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Jul 8, 2013WellCare Names Dr. Steven Goldberg Chief Medical Officer
Tampa, Fla. (July 8, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Steven Goldberg, M.D., has been named the company's chief medical officer. As a member of WellCare's senior management team, Dr. Goldberg will participate in strategic planning and policy direction for the company with a focus on ensuring high-quality, cost-effective care for its members. He will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality and accreditation results, and enhancing WellCare's cultural ... 
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Jul 5, 2013WellCare Extends Help Following Arizona Wildfires
Tampa, Fla. (July 5, 2013) WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is making it easier for members affected by the Yarnell wildfire to receive the health care they need. For WellCare members in Arizona’s Yavapai County, it means help refilling prescription medications and replacing lost insurance information. WellCare is working with the state to ensure its members receive disaster assistance as well as uninterrupted access to health care services and supplies. “WellCare is committed to... 
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Jul 3, 2013WellCare And Feeding America Work To Help End Hunger In The Tampa Bay Area
TAMPA, Fla. (July 3, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and Feeding America Tampa Bay, part of the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, are working to end hunger in the Tampa Bay area and are encouraging the community to participate by supporting local families during the summer months when many children lose access to school meals. WellCare employees help distribute groceries to more than 280 families in East Tampa at a Feeding America Tampa Bay ... 
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Jun 27, 2013WellCare Senior Medical Director, Dr. Brian Stratta, Inducted Into The Institute Of Medicine Of Chicago
TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) congratulates Dr. Brian Stratta, the company’s senior medical director for Illinois and Ohio, on his induction as a Fellow into the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC). Dr. Stratta, an Illinois native and family practitioner since 1985, was nominated by Dr. Arvind Goyal, Illinois’ Medicaid medical director, and inducted at the IOMC’s annual meeting and awards dinner in early June. The IOMC addresses critical health issues... 
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Jun 26, 2013WellCare Supports Healthy Eating In Georgia With 22 Community Gardens
TAMPA, Fla. (June 26, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is supporting healthy eating habits among low-income youth and their families through its sponsorship of 22 community gardens across Georgia. This statewide initiative to plant and grow gardens in local communities is designed to provide easy access to nutritionally rich foods that may otherwise be unavailable to low-income families, while encouraging a sense of community ownership. The WellCare community garden initiative la... 
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Jun 26, 2013WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2013 Results on August 7
TAMPA, Fla. (June 26, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com. Replays of the discussion will be available beginning approxi... 
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Jun 25, 2013HOTEL INC Wins Kentucky Governor’s Volunteerism Award For Service To Homeless
TAMPA, Fla. (June 25, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) congratulates HOTEL INC’s Homeless Outreach Program for winning the Faith-Based Organization Volunteer Award, a Kentucky Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort, Ky. celebrating volunteer efforts conducted in 2012. WellCare of Kentucky nominated HOTEL INC for the award.   Administered by the Kentucky Comm... 
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Jun 24, 2013WellCare Sponsors The Newburgh Pop, Rock And Doowop Concert Series
Free, Family-Friendly Concerts Held In July And August In Montgomery, N.Y.   TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2013) —WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will sponsor this year’s Newburgh Pop, Rock and Doowop Concert Series taking place in Montgomery, N.Y., every Tuesday evening in July and August. The free concerts feature live music from the 1950s and 1960s, and are held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park.   “We are honored to sponsor the 2013 Newburgh Pop, Rock and Doowop Concert Series, one ... 
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Jun 19, 2013WellCare Donates $50,000 To Support Floridians With Disabilities
TAMPA, Fla. (June 19, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a nationwide provider of Medicare and Medicaid managed care, donated $50,000 to help Floridians with disabilities attend The 15th Annual Family Café and Summit on Disabilities. This is the sixth year the company has provided financial assistance and other means of community support to help people access the nation’s largest statewide conference on disabilities.   The Annual Family Café offers individuals and families ... 
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Jun 18, 2013WellCare Partners With The Results Companies To Bring Approximately 125 New Jobs To Illinois
TAMPA/DANIA, Fla. (June 18, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, and The Results Companies, a provider of outsourced customer experience management services, today announced the expansion of call center operations at the Streator Contact Center. The expansion will bring approximately 125 new jobs to Streator, Ill. Serving WellCare's health and drug plan members with state and local neighbors i... 
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Jun 17, 2013WellCare Partners With The American Diabetes Association To Fight Diabetes in Kentucky
Presents Check For $75,000 To ADA In Support Of Team Red In Five Cities
TAMPA, Fla. (June 17, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) presented the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with $75,000 and had a walk team at the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. on June 1. WellCare, in conjunction with the WellCare Community Foundation, is a sponsor of Team Red, which provides an opportunity for individual walkers in select cities to join a team in their area. This is the first of f... 
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Jun 12, 2013WellCare to Present at the Wells Fargo Securities 2013 Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (June 12, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Gregg Haddad, vice president, investor relations, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 2013 Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.  ... 
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Jun 11, 2013WellCare Community Foundation Donates $10,000 To The Texas Disaster Relief Fund
Contribution To Support Victims Of West, Texas Plant Explosion
TAMPA, Fla. (June 11, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund to support residents of West, Texas impacted by the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion on April 17, 2013.   ”WellCare is committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and we appreciate the key role the fund is playing, along with support from community partners, in bringing relief to the residents of... 
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Jun 10, 2013WellCare Opens El Paso Welcome Room
A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility
TAMPA, Fla. (June 10, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Welcome Room in El Paso, Texas. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health plans as well as eligibility. At the May 31 grand opening ce... 
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Jun 4, 2013WellCare to Present at the Goldman Sachs 34th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (June 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 34th Annual Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time (11:40 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for ... 
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May 22, 2013WellCare Board Elects David J. Gallitano as Chairman
Tampa, Fla. (May 22, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that effective today its board of directors has elected David J. Gallitano as chairman of the board succeeding Charles G. Berg. This past March, Berg informed the board that he would not stand for re-election to the company's board of directors at its next annual meeting of stockholders. David J. Gallitano elected chairman of WellCare's board of directors. "Dave's operational experience and financial expertise... 
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May 20, 2013WellCare Medicare Advantage Members Now Covered At Walgreens Take Care Clinics
TAMPA, Fla. (May 20, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently entered into an agreement with Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, Nasdaq: WAG), to offer its Medicare Advantage members access to the more than 370 Take Care Clinics located at select Walgreens stores in 19 states and Washington, D.C.  As of March 2013, WellCare serves more than 256,000 Medicare Advantage members in 14 states. Take Care Clinics are staffed by board-certified nurse practi... 
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May 16, 2013WellCare to Hold 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 22 in Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (May 16, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The meeting is to be held at the Company's headquarters in Tampa, Florida.  In conjunction with the meeting, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will present information about the Company's results and outlook. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available b... 
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May 14, 2013WellCare Sponsors Construction of Autism Multi-Sensory Room for PARC
TAMPA, Fla. (May 14, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has donated $10,000 to PARC, a nonprofit agency that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The donation is being used to construct a multi-sensory room in the organization’s soon-to-be-completed Autism Behavioral Center located in St. Petersburg, Fla. The room will be available to individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is expected to be finished in... 
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May 9, 2013WellCare Offers Incentives For The Patient-Centered Medical Home Model in Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced a program to encourage the use of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model within its Georgia Medicaid provider network. As of March 31, 2013, WellCare served 573,000 Georgia residents who are enrolled in its Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®  programs. The PCMH is a care delivery model in which a patient's treatment is more effectively coordinated. The objective is to have a centralized setting that... 
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May 8, 2013WellCare Opens San Antonio Welcome Room
A Health Care Information, Education and Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (May 8, 2013) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, invites the public to the May 10 opening of its Welcome Room in San Antonio, Texas. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health... 
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May 7, 2013WellCare to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for ... 
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May 3, 2013WellCare Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 3, 2013--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $21.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared with $51.2 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $27.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted shar... 
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Apr 29, 2013WellCare Donates $35,000 To The Brave Will Foundation
Contribution Supports Pediatric Palliative Care Program At Albany Medical Center   TAMPA, Fla. (April 29, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation donated $35,000 to the Brave Will Foundation for pediatric hospice and palliative care programs in upstate New York, some of which will support the Journeys pediatric palliative care program at Albany Medical Center. The donation was presented at Brave Will's annual gala in Saratoga ... 
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Apr 22, 2013WellCare Donates $75,000 To Sponsor Team Red In The Movement To Stop Diabetes®
TAMPA, Fla. (April 22, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it is donating $75,000, in conjunction with the WellCare Community Foundation, for the 2013 American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.® With this partnership, WellCare will sponsor "Team Red" in five cities across the country: Tampa, Fla., Lexington, Ky., Atlanta, Chicago and New York City. Team Red provides an opportunity for individual walkers, with or without diabetes, to join ... 
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Apr 16, 2013WellCare Employees Help To End Hunger In Tampa Bay
TAMPA, Fla. (April 16, 2013) - A team of more than 50 employees from WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently joined Feeding America Tampa Bay to help prepare food supplies for distribution across the Tampa Bay area. Company employees also donated approximately 2,400 pounds of food. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, consisting of more than 200 food banks. Feeding America Tampa Bay is a member of the national Feeding America network and ... 
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Apr 11, 2013WellCare Provides $20,000 Grant To Launch EMT Training And Community Wellness Program
Partnership with Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to Benefit Medicaid and Medicare Patients   TAMPA, Fla. (April 11, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to launch an emergency medical technician (EMT) training and community health program. The grant will be used to build an information database, conduct a community needs assessment and train EMTs on how to conduct ho... 
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Apr 9, 2013WellCare Sponsors Community Garden To Help Refugees Enhance Their Health And Lives
TAMPA, Fla. (April 9, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to help the International Rescue Committee (IRC) launch their New Roots program in Miami, Fla. WellCare's donation will be used to buy seedlings to start the programs' first community garden in Miami. Each year, thousands of refugees are forced to flee their countries to avoid conflict or persecution, and the U.S. government invites them to seek safet... 
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Apr 1, 2013WellCare Completes Acquisition Of Missouri Care, Incorporated
TAMPA, Fla. (April 1, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Missouri Care, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Financial terms were not disclosed.   On Jan. 22, 2013, WellCare stated that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the plan. As of December 2012, Missouri Care serves more than 100,000 MO HealthNet Medicaid program members in 54 counties across the state. Missouri Care's provider network in... 
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Apr 1, 2013WellCare to Report First Quarter 2013 Results on May 3
TAMPA, Fla. (April 1, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Replays of the discussion will be availa... 
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Mar 28, 2013WellCare Helps Reduce Infant Mortality With Donation To Broward Healthy Start Coalition's Black Infant Health Practice Initiative
TAMPA, Fla. (March 28, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has donated $5,000 to Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. to support its Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI). The funds will be used to raise awareness about black infant mortality and educate Broward County, Fla. families on how to protect themselves and their infants. "WellCare has made a commitment to improving health outcomes for people and communities across Florida," said Dr. Ala... 
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Mar 26, 2013WellCare Donates $15,000 to Somos El Futuro, Inc.
Contribution To Support Initiatives For The Hispanic Community TAMPA, Fla. (March 26, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced it has donated $15,000 to Somos el Futuro, Inc. to support its regional initiatives for the Hispanic and Puerto Rican population in New York state, including youth scholarships and programs for the elderly. The donation was announced at Somos' 26th annual spring conference in Albany, N.Y. Somos El Futuro is a nonprofit organization that combines ... 
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Mar 25, 2013WellCare Joins Collaboration To Improve Childhood Asthma Management In Kentucky
TAMPA, Fla. (March 25, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced its participation in a collaborative asthma study with Eastern Kentucky Public Health, Inc. (EKPHI) and Ideomed, Inc. The study, which began in January and runs through December 2013, includes participants in Boyd, Floyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Pike counties. Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children and youth in the United States and is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among those you... 
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Mar 21, 2013McNichols Named State President of WellCare of Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (March 21, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named David McNichols State President of WellCare of Florida, effective April 1. He will have responsibility for WellCare's Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses in Florida and will lead the company's statewide expansion initiatives. McNichols previously served as State President of WellCare of Georgia since September 2011. "David has significant executive-level experience in government-funde... 
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Mar 11, 2013WellCare Donates $50,000 To Promote Infant Health And Safety Across Florida
Partners With Healthy Start To Sponsor Beds 4 Babies Project TAMPA, Fla. (March 11, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has donated $50,000 to the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions to support its statewide Beds 4 Babies Project. This program provides education on safe sleep practices for infants and distributes portable cribs to eligible Florida families so babies have a safe place to sleep. "We are proud to join Healthy Start in the effort to ... 
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Mar 8, 2013WellCare to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (March 8, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.  Both the ... 
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Mar 7, 2013WellCare Partners With Ferst Foundation To Broaden Childhood Reading Opportunities In Georgia
TAMPA, Fla. (March 7, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is teaming up with the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy in support of early childhood literacy by providing books and expanded reading opportunities to Georgia children from birth to age five. Reading aloud to children has been called the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for success in reading, according to the National Institute of Literacy. Increasing the availability of books for Ge... 
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Mar 6, 2013WellCare Joins With Georgia Partnership For TeleHealth To Expand Access To Health Care
TAMPA, Fla. (March 6, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced an agreement with the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. (GPT) to expand access to specialty health care services for its Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members. Through GPT's telemedicine network and services, WellCare members can quickly connect with more than 200 specialists at over 300 patient locations in over 40 adult and pediatric specialties. Using an interactive video session over a se... 
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Mar 5, 2013WellCare Approved To Expand Its New York Managed Long-Term Care Services
TAMPA, Fla. (March 5, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has approved WellCare of New York, Inc.'s expansion of its Advocate Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) health plan. The expansion adds four new counties to the company's MLTC service area: Nassau, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester counties. WellCare opened member enrollment for its Advocate health plan in the four new counties on March 1. This expansion co... 
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Mar 4, 2013WellCare Donates $50,000 To MacDonald Training Center, Launches Plan To Expand And Diversify Workforce
TAMPA, Fla. (March 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $50,000 to MacDonald Training Center Foundation, which helps sustain the operations of MacDonald Training Center (MTC), a Tampa, Fla.-based non-profit organization that provides educational, vocational and residential support services for people with disabilities. The organizations have also launched a new partnership to research, identify and implement opport... 
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Feb 26, 2013WellCare to Present at the 34th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investor Conference
TAMPA, Fla. (February 26, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the 34th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investor Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days there... 
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Feb 15, 2013WellCare Employees Support Habitat For Humanity, Company Donates $6,000
Habitat for Humanity Of Hillsborough Needs Families And Volunteers TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2013) - A team of employees from WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently joined Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County to help build a safe and affordable home in the Tampa Bay area. The company's employees helped construct the roof and install insulation. In addition, WellCare donated $6,000 to the organization. Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is currently searching for a qualifie... 
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Feb 14, 2013WellCare Community Foundation Donates $10,000 To American Red Cross For Georgia Tornado Relief
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist local Georgia communities impacted by the devastating tornado that swept across Bartow and Gordon counties on Jan. 30, 2013. "WellCare and our associates are committed to helping support our neighbors as they recover from this devastating event," said David McNichols, WellCare of Georgia President. "The tornado impac... 
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Feb 13, 2013WellCare Reports Fourth Quarter and Year 2012 Results
Company Announces Kentucky Medicaid Agreement to Strengthen Program TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2013-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $48.8 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared with $85.1 million, or $1.96 per diluted shar... 
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Feb 11, 2013WellCare Awarded Commendable Accreditation Status By NCQA For Its Florida Medicare And Medicaid Plans
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded WellCare of Florida's Medicare and Medicaid plans an accreditation status of Commendable. "WellCare has made a commitment to delivering quality care and services, and this award is confirmation that we are fulfilling our commitment," said Chrissie Cooper, president of WellCare's Florida and Hawaii Division. "It is an honor to be recognized fo... 
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Feb 5, 2013WellCare Approved To Expand Staywell Medicaid Services
Expansion Positions WellCare As The Only Statewide Medicaid Provider In Florida TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has approved WellCare of Florida to expand its Staywell Medicaid managed care services. The expansion adds 25 new counties to the company's service area and positions WellCare as the only Medicaid managed care provider offering plans in all 67 Florida counties. "WellCare... 
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Feb 4, 2013WellCare Completes Acquisition Of South Carolina Medicaid Plan
Company Names South Carolina Leadership TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of UnitedHealthcare's Medicaid business in South Carolina.      On Oct. 31, 2012, WellCare stated that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the plan. The plan operates in 39 of the state's 46 counties, including the Columbia and Greenville metropolitan areas, through the South Carolina Healthy Connec... 
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Jan 30, 2013 WellCare Improves New York Medicaid Quality Score
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that WellCare of New York has become eligible for the State of New York's Quality Incentive for Medicaid managed care plans as a result of improvement in WellCare's health care quality score. The score is based on various health care quality, member and provider satisfaction, and regulatory compliance measurements as determined by New York's Office of Health Insurance Programs. "Health care quality and access ... 
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Jan 29, 2013WellCare Assists Its Georgia Medicaid Members Earn A High School Diploma With Free GED® Testing
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2013) - As part of its mission to enhance its members' health and quality of life, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is underwriting the cost of General Educational Development (GED) testing for eligible WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members. Passing the GED test earns the member the equivalent of a Georgia high school diploma. WellCare's GED Benefit Program is open to WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members who are at least 16 years old, and who are not currently enroll... 
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Jan 23, 2013WellCare Donates $25,000 to the Judeo Christian Health Clinic
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $25,000 to help the Judeo Christian Health Clinic in its efforts to provide free, quality, timely and compassionate health care to medically indigent residents in the Tampa Bay area. The largest and most comprehensive free clinic in the southeastern United States, the Judeo Christian Health Clinic operates a medical clinic, dental clinic and eye clinic, as wel... 
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Jan 22, 2013WellCare To Acquire Aetna's Missouri Care
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Missouri Care, Inc., a subsidiary of Aetna, Inc. (NYSE: AET). As of December 2012, Missouri Care serves more than 100,000 MO HealthNet Medicaid program members in 54 counties across the state. Missouri Care has an extensive provider network that includes more than 50 hospitals and 9,500 physicians. "Missouri Care has enjoyed a long-standing and sizable presence ... 
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Jan 17, 2013Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Honors WellCare as a 'Rising Star'
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has been named the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay's 2013 Rising Star. The honor is in recognition of the company's commitment to provide on-going support to help change the lives of the approximately 2,000 children from Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk Counties who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters each year. "We are excited to partner with a true community leader like WellCare," said Stephen Koch, CEO and president ... 
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Jan 16, 2013WellCare Of Georgia Integrates Behavioral Health Services
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that as of Jan. 1, 2013, it has integrated all behavioral health services for WellCare Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members in Georgia. In-sourcing of WellCare's behavioral health services, including those addressing mental health and substance abuse, and physical health care services will promote improved patient care, better clinical outcomes and enhanced cost management by integrating medical and behavi... 
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Jan 16, 2013WellCare Names Brian Luidhardt Vice President Of Claims Operations
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Brian Luidhardt has been named vice president of claims operations. He will provide leadership and oversight for claims processing, enterprise intake/mail services, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) operations, claims delegation oversight, claims training and the WellCare Claims Command Center. "Brian's more than 17 years of health care experience will help support our efforts to provide quality, cost-eff... 
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Jan 15, 2013WellCare Expands Florida Provider Network With Addition Of Flagler Hospital
Partnership Increases Care Options for WellCare Members in Northeast Florida TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Flagler Hospital, the only hospital located in St. John's County, Fla., has joined the WellCare provider network. This new agreement expands options for thousands of WellCare's Staywell Medicaid and Staywell Kids members, and helps to ensure that they have access to comprehensive, quality health care. "WellCare has made a commit... 
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Jan 10, 2013WellCare Appoints Roel C. Campos To Board Of Directors
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Roel C. Campos, J.D., a partner in the law firm of Locke Lord LLP and former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. "We are pleased to welcome Roel to our board," said Charles G. Berg, WellCare's chairman. "His long history of public service and his deep understanding of regulatory compliance and corporate governance will help guide ... 
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Jan 10, 2013WellCare to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results on February 13
Tampa, Florida (January 10, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Replays of the discus... 
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Jan 3, 2013WellCare Completes Acquisition Of Arcadian's Desert Canyon Community Care Plan In Arizona
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Arcadian Health Plan, Inc.'s Desert Canyon Community Care Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona from Humana Inc. On July 18, 2012, WellCare announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the assets. Under the agreement, Desert Canyon members in Mohave and Yavapai Counties are now WellCare of Arizona members. As of January 2013, WellCare estima... 
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Jan 2, 2013WellCare to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Tampa, Florida (January 2, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for ... 
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Dec 27, 2012Gov. Rick Scott Recognizes WellCare As A Top Job Producer
WellCare's Employment Has Increased 12 Percent Year-To-Date TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) was presented the Governor's Top Job Producer Award for Florida-headquartered companies. Florida's Gov. Rick Scott presented WellCare's CEO Alec Cunningham with this award for the company's support and dedication to economic development and job creation during a recent ceremony held at the Florida Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. When speaking about this year's re... 
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Dec 24, 2012WellCare Surprises Metropolitan Ministries With $15,000 And Hundreds Of Toys To Support Families In Need
Company Responds to Meet Critical Need for Holiday Aid TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 24, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently presented Metropolitan Ministries with a $15,000 donation. This surprise contribution was hand-delivered by nearly 100 WellCare employees along with hundreds of toys for Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent. "Serving our community and helping people in need is our mission and our passion," said Chrissie Cooper, president of WellCare's Florida and Hawaii Divisio... 
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Dec 20, 2012WellCare Expands Georgia Provider Network With Addition Of Emory Healthcare
ATLANTA, Ga. (Dec. 20, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Emory Healthcare has joined its provider network, offering expanded access to WellCare Medicare Advantage members in Georgia. This partnership adds nearly 1,800 Emory physicians and health care providers to the WellCare network. Current members of WellCare Medicare Advantage health plans now have in-network access to Emory providers. Those who enrolled in a WellCare Medicare Advantage health plan during ... 
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Dec 12, 2012WellCare Donates Final $1 for Metropolitan Ministries' Box Truck
Organizations Focus On The Underserved TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) presented the final payment, $1, on a $50,000 refrigerated box truck the company donated to help Metropolitan Ministries improve the delivery of supplies to 30 local meal-site partners in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties. Alec Cunningham, CEO of WellCare, delivered the keys to Metropolitan Ministries President, Tim Marks, during an event held at Metropolitan Ministries' ma... 
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Dec 6, 2012Weight Watchers And WellCare Join Forces To Support Better Health For Georgians
Companies Offer Fully Subsidized Weight Watchers Memberships to Eligible WellCare of Georgia Medicaid Members ATLANTA, Ga. (Dec. 6, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and Weight Watchers North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW), are supporting the goal of healthy lifestyles and improved health outcomes by offering fully subsidized Weight Watchers memberships to eligible Medicaid members of WellCare in Georgia. Obesity and it... 
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Nov 29, 2012WellCare Partners With Georgia Area Council Of Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Atlanta And The Florida Alliance Of Boys & Girls Clubs
Partnership Offers Eligible WellCare Members in Georgia and Florida Access to Club Memberships TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is partnering with the Georgia Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to promote healthier lifestyles for WellCare members ages 6 to 18. Eligible WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members are being offered memberships for Boys & Girls Clubs p... 
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Nov 28, 2012WellCare Supports Heart Health With Sponsorship Of Healthy Family Training Camp
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is showing its support for heart health by joining the American Heart Association and the University of Louisville as a sponsor of the upcoming Healthy Family Training Camp. The company donated $10,000 to help underwrite the event, and WellCare employees will be volunteering at the event activities. The Healthy Family Training Camp will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the KFC YUM! Center. It focuses on pro... 
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Nov 27, 2012WellCare Opens Brooklyn Welcome Room
TAMPA, Fla. (November 27, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:  WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, opened its first Welcome Room in Brooklyn, New York. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about health plans as well as eligibility. “WellCare’s mission is to partner with healthcare pro... 
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Nov 20, 2012WellCare Names Dr. Florence Shafiq Medical Director, South Division
Will Lead Health Services in Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas   TAMPA, Fla. (November 19, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Dr. Florence Shafiq has been named the medical director for WellCare's South Division. She will be responsible for developing strategies to improve clinical outcomes and quality activities for the company's Medicaid and Medicare health plans in Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas. "Dr. Shafiq's 27 years of administrati... 
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Nov 20, 2012WellCare Names Reynolds, Heyliger Regional Presidents
Tampa, Fla. (November 19, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the appointment of Dave T. Reynolds and Frank Heyliger to the positions of regional presidents.Reynolds joined WellCare today, and will have responsibility for leading the company's business in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Ohio. Heyliger was previously WellCare's president for Texas, and has been promoted to regional president with responsibility for the company's business in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona... 
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Nov 15, 2012WellCare To Offer Medicare Plan Information At Select Walgreens In 12 States
TAMPA, Fla. (November 15, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is collaborating with Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) to staff select stores in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas with WellCare benefit consultants who are available to provide Medicare beneficiaries with information about Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs, including options offered by WellCare. The consultants are in stores fo... 
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Nov 14, 2012WellCare and Its Employees Give More Than $100,000 To The American Diabetes Association
TAMPA, Fla. (November 14, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its employees and its foundation combined to contribute more than $100,000 to the American Diabetes Association. The monies raised by WellCare employees and the donation from the WellCare Community Foundation will help support the association in its movement to Stop Diabetes®. The company's employees raised more than $56,000 by participating in the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to ... 
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Nov 12, 2012WellCare Completes Acquisition Of Easy Choice Health Plan In California
TAMPA, Fla. (November 12, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc. On September 6, 2012, WellCare stated that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the plan. As of November 2012, Easy Choice serves approximately 36,000 Medicare Advantage plan members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. In addition, Easy Choice will increase its 2013 service ar... 
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Nov 8, 2012WellCare Invites Kodak Retirees to Learn More about Medicare
Medicare Information Available to the Entire Rochester Community TAMPA, Fla. (November 8, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is offering free group presentations and one-on-one consultations to help people scheduled to lose their Kodak retirement benefits at the end of the year. In addition, assistance is available for those who are shopping for Medicare Advantage plans during the open enrol... 
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Nov 2, 2012WellCare Community Foundation Donates $75,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Donation will Support American Red Cross Efforts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut TAMPA, Fla. (November 2, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $75,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. WellCare will also match employee contributions to the American Red Cross. In addition, WellCare is working with other agencies to provide resources and ... 
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Oct 31, 2012WellCare to Acquire UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid Business in South Carolina
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business in South Carolina from UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, and WellCare anticipates that the transaction will close during the fourth quarter of 2012. As of October 2012, UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business in... 
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Oct 31, 2012WellCare Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared with $88.3 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income for the third ... 
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Oct 30, 2012WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan Selected To Provide Behavioral Health Services To Medicaid-Eligible Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses In Hawaii
Tampa, Fla. (October 30, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that ‘Ohana Health Plan (‘Ohana) has been awarded a Hawaii statewide contract to case manage, authorize and facilitate the delivery of behavioral health services to Medicaid-eligible adults who have serious mental illnesses, and who are participants in the state’s QUEST Expanded Access (QExA) health program. The Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division, anticipates that services will start in ... 
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Oct 18, 2012WellCare of Georgia Supports Healthy Lifestyles for State Medicaid Members with Healthways Prime Fitness Program
Program designed to help address Georgia's chronic health challenges by offering access to exercise facilities at no cost to members ATLANTA and NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 18, 2012) As part of its mission to provide quality, cost-effective health care solutions, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is now offering the Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) Prime® Fitness program at no cost to its eligible Medicaid members in Georgia. Built on more than 16 years of experience and research in engaging hea... 
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Oct 4, 2012WellCare Selected To Expand Kentucky Medicaid Service Area
TAMPA, Fla. (October 4, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has selected WellCare of Kentucky, Inc. to serve the Medicaid program in the commonwealth's Region 3, including Louisville and 15 surrounding counties. As a result, WellCare will serve the Kentucky Medicaid program statewide. WellCare is one of four health plans selected to manage care for approximately 175,000 beneficiaries in Region 3. Services for t... 
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Oct 3, 2012WellCare of New York Opens Rochester Welcome Room
  Community’s First Health  Care Information, Education and Sales Facility TAMPA, Fla. (October 3, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:  WCG), a leading provider of care services for government-sponsored health care  programs, opened its first Welcome Room in Rochester, New York. WellCare’s  Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales  centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to  answer... 
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Sep 21, 2012WellCare Partners with Children’s Home Society of Florida to Sponsor Evans Community School Fitness Challenge in Orlando
Tampa, Fla. (September 21, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its subsidiary, WellCare of Florida, has joined Children’s Home Society of Florida to sponsor the Step Off fitness challenge for the more than 2,200 high school students of Evans Community School in Orlando, Fla. WellCare and Children’s Home Society of Florida have provided 2,300 pedometers to encourage students to increase their fitness levels and to support the school’s health improvement goals, whi... 
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Sep 21, 2012‘Ohana Health Plan Associates Donate Money and Supplies to Help Children in Need
Honolulu, Hawai‘i (September 21, 2012) — ‘Ohana Health Plan (‘Ohana), a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc., today announced that its associates have donated money and essential supplies to three local charity organizations that support underserved children and families on Oʻahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawai’i. After WellCare announced the expansion of its Florida Healthy Kids program services in July 2012, WellCare and ‘Ohana associates across the nati... 
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Sep 20, 2012WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2012 Results on October 31
Tampa, Florida (September 20, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Replays of... 
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Sep 20, 2012WellCare Community Foundation Donates $10,000 to Greater New Orleans Foundation for Hurricane Disaster Relief
TAMPA, Fla. (September 18, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation to assist local communities impacted by Hurricane Isaac. “WellCare and our associates are pleased to lend support to our New Orleans neighbors as they recover from this devastating event,” said Lyle Luman, WellCare of Louisiana president. “This storm has affected not only our own members, but our neighbors an... 
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Sep 11, 2012WellCare Approved to Participate in Florida's Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project in 19 Counties
Tampa, Fla. (September 11, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has approved WellCare of Florida to participate in 17 counties in support of the state's Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project. On June 28, 2012, WellCare announced that it had received approval to provide services in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties and began serving members on July 1, 2012. This approval of an additional 17 counties is effective imm... 
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Sep 6, 2012WellCare to Acquire Easy Choice Health Plan in California
Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2012) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc. As of September 2012, Easy Choice serves approximately 34,000 Medicare Advantage plan members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. This includes approximately 12,000 Medicare Advantage dual special needs plan (D-SNP) members, making Easy Choice one of the largest D-SNPs in Los Angele... 
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Sep 5, 2012WellCare Opens Health Care Information, Education and Sales Facility in West Palm Beach
Facility is open to the public to answer Medicare and Medicaid questions TAMPA, Fla. (September 5, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of care services for government-sponsored health care programs, announces the opening of its newest Welcome Room in West Palm Beach, Florida. This Welcome Room is WellCare's eighth in Florida and one of eleven Welcome Rooms that WellCare operates throughout Florida, New York and Connecticut. WellCare's Welcome Rooms are neighborh... 
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Sep 4, 2012WellCare to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
Tampa, Florida (September 4, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time.                             The presentation will be webcast ... 
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Aug 3, 2012WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $46.4 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared with $69.6 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $54.5 million, or $1.24 ... 
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Jul 30, 2012WellCare Partners with Teleperformance to Bring Approximately 120 Jobs to Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (July 30, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, and Teleperformance, the world's leading provider of outsourced customer experience management services, today announced a partnership that expands WellCare's call center operations and brings approximately 120 jobs, which were previously staffed overseas, to the United States. English- and bilingual Spanish-speaking representatives con... 
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Jul 18, 2012WellCare to Acquire Select Arcadian Medicare Advantage Plan Assets in Arizona as Part of Previously Announced, Government-Required Divestiture
Tampa, Fla. (July 18, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to acquire select assets of Arcadian Health Plan, Inc.'s Desert Canyon Community Care Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona. The plans are part of a previously announced, government-required divestiture for Humana to complete its acquisition of Arcadian Health. Under the agreement, Desert Canyon members in Mohave and Yavapai Counties will become ... 
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Jul 12, 2012WellCare Selected to Serve Florida Healthy Kids Program in 65 Counties
Tampa, Florida (July 12, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its subsidiary, WellCare of Florida, Inc., doing business as Staywell Kids and HealthEase Kids, has been selected as part of a re-procurement effort to continue serving the Florida Healthy Kids Program. Services under a new contract are expected to begin on October 1, 2012, and will expand WellCare's service area from 18 to 65 of Florida's 67 counties. With this expansion, WellCare will serve Healthy Ki... 
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Jul 2, 2012WellCare Joins Champions for Children Campaign and Pledges $250,000 to Support Children's Home Society of Florida
Tampa, Florida (July 2, 2012) - WellCare of Florida, Inc. and the WellCare Community Foundation, two affiliated subsidiaries of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), have joined the Children's Home Society of Florida Champions for Children campaign. As part of the commitment, WellCare has pledged $250,000 over a period of three years to support the campaign. "WellCare is proud to collaborate with Children's Home Society of Florida, and we look forward to helping raise awareness, so others ar... 
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Jun 28, 2012WellCare to Participate in Florida’s Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has approved WellCare of Florida to participate in the state's Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project. WellCare services under this program are expected to begin on July 1, 2012, and will focus on coordinating health and community-based services for program enrollees in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. "We are pleased to partner with comm... 
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Jun 25, 2012WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2012 Results on August 3
Tampa, Florida (June 25, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Friday, August 3, 2012, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Replays of the discussion... 
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Jun 20, 2012WellCare Grants $100,000 to Help Texas Seniors with Chronic Conditions
Tampa, Florida (June 20, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading nation-wide provider of Medicare and Medicaid health insurance plans, presented a $100,000 grant to the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Program on Healthy Aging and launched a new public-private partnership that will focus on conducting evidence-based research and addressing chronic illness among older populations in Texas. "WellCare has established partnerships with many leading clinicians, community advoc... 
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May 29, 2012WellCare to Present at Goldman Sachs Annual Global Healthcare Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (May 29, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 33rd Annual Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 9:20 a.m. Pacific Time (12:20 p.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available ... 
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May 16, 2012WellCare to Hold 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 23 in Tampa, Florida
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (May 16, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The meeting is to be held at the Company's headquarters in Tampa, Florida.  In conjunction with the meeting, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will present information about the Company's results and outlook. The presen... 
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May 2, 2012WellCare Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 2, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $51.2 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, compared with $21.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $... 
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May 2, 2012WellCare to Present at Deutsche Bank Annual Health Care Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (May 2, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 37th Annual Health Care Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour foll... 
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May 1, 2012Wendy A. Morriarty Appointed State President Of ‘Ohana Health Plan
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Apr 23, 2012WellCare Volunteers Help Beautify Tampa Bay
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Apr 17, 2012WellCare Extends Help Following Midwest Storms
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Apr 3, 2012WellCare Announces Early Termination of Deferred Prosecution Agreement
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (April 3, 2012) -WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida (USAO) and the Florida Attorney General's Office have agreed to early termination of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) entered into on May 5, 2009. The DPA termination is effective immediately and includes an agreement to seek dismissal of the ... 
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Apr 2, 2012WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan Awarded New Health Plan Accreditation Status by NCQA
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (April 2, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that 'Ohana Health Plan ('Ohana), a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc., has been awarded New Health Plan Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA's New Health Plan Accreditation Program applies to health plans that are less than 36 months old. The prog... 
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Mar 27, 2012The WellCare Community Foundation Collaborates with the Tampa Bay Partnership
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (March 27, 2012) - The WellCare Community Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is collaborating with the Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Research & Education Foundation by joining the ONE BAY: Healthy Communities effort. As part of this collaboration, WellCare leaders have pledged support and engaged in discussions on how to drive more positive health out... 
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Mar 23, 2012WellCare Announces Final Resolution of Whistleblower Claims
Tampa, Florida (March 23, 2012) -WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the settlement agreements, which resolve the pending inquiries of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice (Civil Division) and the United States Attorneys' Offices for the Middle District of Florida and the District of Connecticut, are now effective. These settlements are related to four qui tam complaints filed by relators against WellCare under the whistleblower provisions of the... 
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Mar 19, 2012WellCare to Report First Quarter 2012 Results on May 2
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Tampa, Florida (March 19, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.  Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site... 
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Mar 7, 2012The WellCare Community Foundation Will Donate $50,000 to American Red Cross for Kentucky Tornado Relief
Tampa, Florida (March 7, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that The WellCare Community Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help Kentucky communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that swept across the commonwealth on March 2. "Our company and our associates are committed to doing whatever we can to help those who have been affected by this devastating event," said Michael Minor, WellCare of Kentucky president. "This tragedy has no... 
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Mar 7, 2012WellCare Outlines Emergency Protocols for Members Affected by the Recent Tornados
Tampa, Florida (March 7, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a Medicare and Medicaid health plan that serves members in regions affected by recent severe weather events, released important emergency information today to help impacted members coordinate and obtain care. "Our first and foremost priority is ensuring our members have access to appropriate, quality care," said Walt Cooper, chief administrative officer of WellCare Health Plans. "We understand that this is a very challeng... 
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Mar 6, 2012WellCare to Present at Barclays Capital 2012 Global Healthcare Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;}Tampa, Florida (March 6, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Barclays Capital 2012 Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hou... 
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Feb 27, 2012WellCare Announces Leadership Team Appointments
Tampa, Florida (February 27, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the appointment of Daniel R. Paquin as president, National Health Plans. In addition, Lisa G. Iglesias has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Both executives will report to chief executive officer Alec Cunningham. Mr. Paquin joined WellCare on February 27, 2012. Ms. Iglesias joined WellCare in February 2010 as vice president and assistant general counsel, and has been servin... 
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Feb 22, 2012WellCare Launches the CommUnity Commitment to Address Social Needs and Reduce Access Barriers to Health Care
Tampa, Florida (February 22, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently launched a new social safety net services initiative, The CommUnity Commitment, during an open house event in Louisville, Kentucky. The CommUnity Commitment is an innovative approach to addressing health plan members' social needs, which if left unaddressed could become barriers to accessing health care. Through this effort, WellCare is building partnerships and connecting health plan members with community org... 
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Feb 20, 2012WellCare Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity To Help Build Lives And Hope In Hillsborough County
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Feb 15, 2012WellCare Reports Annual and Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2012-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $85.1 million, or $1.96 per diluted share, compared with $26.1 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income for the fourth quar... 
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Jan 23, 2012WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan Selected to Serve Hawaii's QUEST Medicaid Program
Tampa, Florida (January 23, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Hawai'i Department of Human Services awarded 'Ohana Health Plan ('Ohana), a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc., a contract to serve Hawaii's QUEST Medicaid program. 'Ohana is one of five health plans selected to serve approximately 230,000 beneficiaries across the state. Beneficiaries of the QUEST program include low-income individuals, families and children who a... 
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Jan 17, 2012WellCare to Report Fourth Quarter and Year 2011 Results on February 15
Tampa, Florida (January 17, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at https://www.wellcare.com and from https://www.earnings.co... 
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Jan 9, 2012WellCare Announces New Presentation Time for 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Tampa, Florida (January 9, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has been notified that its presentation time at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference has been changed from the previously announced time to 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time (11:30 a.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. All other details remain the same, including the availability of a live broadcast of the conference presentation on the Company's website, www.wellcare.com. CONTACTS:In... 
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Jan 5, 2012WellCare to Present at 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Tampa, Florida (January 5, 2012) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadca... 
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Nov 16, 2011WellCare Appoints David J. McNichols As State President, Georgia
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Nov 14, 2011WellCare Joins The Millions To Stop Diabetes
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Nov 2, 2011WellCare Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
TAMPA, Fla., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $88.3 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, compared with $42.9 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $93.2 million, or $2.15 per diluted share, ... 
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Oct 11, 2011WellCare of Georgia, Inc. Awarded Commendable Accreditation Status by NCQA
Tampa, Florida (October 11, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, has awarded WellCare of Georgia, Inc. an accreditation status of Commendable.  This new status follows the NCQA New Health Plan Accreditation that was awarded to WellCare of Georgia in 2008. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations an... 
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Oct 10, 2011WellCare, The University Of Florida And Shands Jacksonville Expand Provider Access For Medicare Members
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Sep 29, 2011WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2011 Results on November 2
Tampa, Florida (September 29, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com.   Replays of t... 
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Aug 31, 2011WellCare to Present at Stifel Nicolaus Health Care Conference and Morgan Stanley Global Health Care Conference
Tampa, Florida (August 31, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Health Care Conference and the Morgan Stanley Global Health Care Conference.  The Stifel Nicolaus Health Care Conference presentation will occur on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The Morgan Stanley Global Health Care Conference presentation will occur on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 8:00 ... 
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Aug 3, 2011WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results
Company Announces New $300 Million Credit Facility to Support Growth TAMPA, Fla., Aug 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), net income for the second quarter of 2011 was $69.6 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $128.9 million, or $3.05 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010. The 2010 sec... 
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Jul 26, 2011WellCare Awarded Commendable Accreditation Status by NCQA for Harmony Health Plan of Missouri
Tampa, Florida (July 26, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the National Committee for Quality Assurance ("NCQA"), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, has awarded WellCare's Harmony Health Plan of Missouri an accreditation status of Commendable.   NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess health plans. It evaluates ... 
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Jul 7, 2011WellCare Selected by Kentucky to Serve Medicaid Program
Tampa, Florida (July 7, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has selected WellCare of Kentucky, Inc. to serve the state's Medicaid program in seven of the state's eight regions. Approximately 560,000 beneficiaries will be served by multiple health plans in these seven regions. Services for these members are expected to begin on or about October 1, 2011.   "We are honored to serve the commonweal... 
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Jun 30, 2011WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2011 Results on August 3
Tampa, Florida (June 30, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com.   Replays of the discussion... 
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Jun 15, 2011WellCare to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Health Care Conference
Tampa, Florida (June 15, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities Health Care Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.  B... 
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May 31, 2011WellCare to Present at Goldman Sachs Global Health Care Conference
Tampa, Florida (May 31, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Global Health Care Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time (11:40 a.m. Eastern Time).   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30... 
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May 19, 2011WellCare to Hold 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 25 in Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida (May 19, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The meeting is to be held at the Company's headquarters in Tampa, Florida.  In conjunction with the meeting, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will present information about the Company's results and outlook.   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be ... 
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May 6, 2011WellCare Reports First Quarter 2011 Results
Company Announces Court Approval of Class Action Litigation Settlement TAMPA, Fla., May 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), net income for the first quarter of 2011 was $21.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with $6.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income for the ... 
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May 4, 2011WellCare to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference
  Tampa, Florida (May 4, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 9:20 a.m. Pacific Time (12:20 p.m. Eastern Time).   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcas... 
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Apr 22, 2011WellCare Opens First Welcome Room In Buffalo, New York
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Apr 15, 2011WellCare Participates In Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa To Lend A Helping Hand In Hillsborough County
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Apr 12, 2011 `Ohana Names Dr. Richard O. Banner State Medical Director
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Mar 31, 2011WellCare to Report First Quarter 2011 Results on May 6
Tampa, Florida (March 31, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com.   Replays of the discussi... 
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Mar 9, 2011WellCare to Present at Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference
  Tampa, Florida (March 9, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days therea... 
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Mar 1, 2011WellCare to Present at Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference
  Tampa, Florida (March 1, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Raymond James 32nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference.  The presentation will occur on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time.   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the li... 
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Feb 18, 2011WellCare Awarded Contract Extension by Georgia Department of Community Health
Tampa, Florida (February 18, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Georgia Department of Community Health ("DCH") is extending the term of the Georgia Families program managed care contract between DCH and WellCare of Georgia, Inc., subject to the execution of a contract amendment. The amendment is expected to extend the contract by one year to June 30, 2013. The amendment also is expected to include a renewal option allowing the contract term to be... 
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Feb 16, 2011WellCare Reports Annual and Fourth Quarter 2010 Results
TAMPA, Fla., Feb 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $26.1 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared with $11.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009. Adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $30.4 million, or $0.71 per dil... 
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Jan 19, 2011WellCare to Report Fourth Quarter and Year 2010 Results on February 16
Tampa, Florida (January 19, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results.  The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com.   Replay... 
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Jan 10, 2011WellCare to Present at 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Tampa, Florida (January 10, 2011) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will occur on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).   The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcas... 
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Dec 20, 2010WellCare Names Charles G. Berg Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
TAMPA, Fla., Dec 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Charles G. Berg non-executive chairman of the Board. Mr. Berg has served as WellCare's executive chairman since January 2008. The change is effective January 1, 2011, following the expiration of Mr. Berg's employment agreement on December 31, 2010. "Having accomplished our objectives with Chuck's leadership as executive chairman, he and the Board believe ... 
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Dec 13, 2010WellCare Partners with The Results Companies to Bring More Than 200 Jobs to Central Florida
TAMPA, Fla., Dec 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, and The Results Companies (Results), a leading customer contact solutions provider, today announced a partnership to expand WellCare's call center operations and bring 200 new jobs to Winter Haven, Fla. The two companies are jointly staffing a new Central Florida call center, and applications are currently being accepted ... 
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Nov 4, 2010WellCare Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results
TAMPA, Fla., Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reported net income for the third quarter of 2010 of $42.9 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with net income of $28.7 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the prior year period. Adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $37... 
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Nov 2, 2010WellCare Board Adopts Majority Voting Standard for Director Elections
TAMPA, Fla., Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Board of Directors has amended the Company's bylaws to adopt a majority voting standard in uncontested director elections. The Board also amended its corporate governance guidelines to adopt a director resignation policy requiring incumbent directors to tender a resignation that will be effective if the director receives less than a majority of the votes cast in an uncontested election a... 
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Oct 18, 2010WellCare Announces Senior Management Team Appointments
TAMPA, Fla., Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the promotion of Walter W. Cooper to the newly created position of chief administrative officer. In addition, Marc S. Russo will join WellCare as president, North Division, succeeding Daniel M. Parietti, effective November 1, 2010. Both executives will report to Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer. As part of WellCare's previously announced ... 
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Oct 11, 2010WellCare Announces Leadership Team Appointments
Jesse Thomas Appointed President, South Division; Lawrence D. Anderson Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer TAMPA, Fla., Oct 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that effective October 18, 2010, Jesse Thomas will join WellCare as president, South Division. In addition, Lawrence D. Anderson has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Both executives w... 
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Sep 30, 2010WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2010 Results on November 4
TAMPA, Fla., Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at http://www.wellcare.com and from http://www.earnings.com. Re... 
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Sep 13, 2010WellCare to Participate in Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla., Sep 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Healthcare Conference. The discussion, titled "Managed Care - New Markets and Mix?" will occur on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The panel discussion will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will ... 
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Aug 9, 2010WellCare Announces Securities Class Action Settlement
TAMPA, Fla., Aug 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has reached an agreement on the material terms of a settlement which will resolve the claims asserted against the Company in the previously disclosed putative securities class action consolidated complaint filed against the Company. The securities class action settlement provides, among other things, that WellCare will make cash payments to the ... 
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Aug 9, 2010WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results
Announces Strategic and Organizational Restructuring to Strengthen Company's Operating Efficiency, Quality Initiatives, and Growth Platform TAMPA, Fla., Aug 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reported a second quarter 2010 net loss of $128.9 million, or $3.05 per diluted share... 
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Jul 28, 2010WellCare Receives URAC Health Plan Accreditation
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has been awarded a Full Health Plan Accreditation for its HealthEase of Florida and WellCare of Florida subsidiaries by URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Health Plan Accreditation standards include key quality benchmarks for network management, pro... 
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Jul 8, 2010WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2010 Results on August 9
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Monday, August 9, 2010, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and fro... 
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Jul 7, 2010WellCare Cleared by Court to Pursue Former Executives
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida today approved a partial settlement and granted a motion enabling the Company to pursue claims against its former top executives, Todd Farha, Paul Behrens and Thad Bereday. In addition, the Court dismissed all claims against current and former directors. "This is a logical next ste... 
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Jul 6, 2010WellCare Names Dr. Ann O. Wehr Chief Medical Officer
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Ann O. Wehr, M.D., will join the Company this month as chief medical officer. Dr. Wehr will report to the chief executive officer and will lead the Company's medical affairs initiatives and health policy strategy. "We are very pleased that Dr. Wehr will be joining our company and leading our efforts to improve health care quality for our members," ... 
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Jun 10, 2010WellCare to Present at Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla., Jun 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, and Tom Tran, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be a... 
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May 20, 2010WellCare to Hold 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 10 in Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla., May 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is to be held at the Company's headquarters in Tampa, Florida. In conjunction with the meeting, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, and Tom Tran, chief financial officer, will present information about the Company's operations and fi... 
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May 5, 2010WellCare Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
TAMPA, Fla., May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reported net income of $6.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $36.9 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the prior year period. Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2010 was $7.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, as comp... 
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May 3, 2010WellCare Names Michael L. Cotton President of National Health Plans
TAMPA, Fla., May 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the promotion of Michael L. Cotton to the newly created position of president, national health plans. In this role, Mr. Cotton will lead all of the Company's health plan market operations to facilitate the implementation of WellCare's top priorities, with an emphasis on health care quality and access as well as medical and administrative cost management. He will also facilitate growth and business... 
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Apr 29, 2010WellCare Opens Second Welcome Room in Kissimmee, Florida
TAMPA, Fla., April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will mark the opening of its second Welcome Room in Kissimmee, Florida with a health fair and grand opening celebration Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Welcome Room's new location in the Town Corral Shopping Center, 1060 North John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34741. The Welcome Room is a neighborhood health care information, educa... 
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Apr 13, 2010WellCare Changes Date for Reporting of First Quarter 2010 Results to May 5
TAMPA, Fla., Apr 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the date for reporting its first quarter 2010 results has been changed to Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, will be released at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, with a conference call, led by Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day. The discussion will be webcast live via the... 
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Apr 12, 2010WellCare to Report First Quarter 2010 Results on May 6
TAMPA, Fla., Apr 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and fro... 
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Mar 19, 2010WellCare Announces New Presentation Time for Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference
Company to Present at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 24, 2010TAMPA, Fla., Mar 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has been notified that its presentation time at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference has been changed from the previously announced time to 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. All other details remain the same, including the availability of a live b... 
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Mar 17, 2010WellCare to Present at Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer, will present at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation will occur on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion o... 
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Mar 5, 2010WellCare Names Blair W. Todt Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
TAMPA, Fla., Mar 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Blair W. Todt will join the Company in early April as senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Mr. Todt will report to the chief executive officer and the Regulatory Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors. "We are delighted that Blair is joining our senior management team," said Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer of WellCare. "His extensive experience and expertise ... 
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Feb 18, 2010WellCare Reports Annual and Fourth Quarter 2009 Results
TAMPA, Fla., Feb 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company reported net income of $39.9 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, for the year 2009, compared with a net loss of $36.8 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the year 2008. Adjusted net income for the year 2009 was $126.6 million, or $3.00 per dilute... 
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Feb 16, 2010WellCare Appoints William L. Trubeck and Paul E. Weaver to Board of Directors
TAMPA, Fla., Feb 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that William L. Trubeck and Paul E. Weaver have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. "We are pleased to welcome Bill and Paul to our Board," said Charles G. Berg, WellCare's executive chairman. "They are both highly respected and accomplished in their areas of expertise. Their leadership and knowledge, gleaned from significant corporate and board experience, will serve the Compan... 
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Jan 19, 2010WellCare Names John C. Richter Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel
TAMPA, Fla., Jan 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that John C. Richter has joined the Company as vice president and chief litigation counsel. Mr. Richter formerly served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma and as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In these capacities, Mr. Richter led comprehensive efforts at the national and local level to combat corpo... 
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Jan 12, 2010WellCare to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2009 Results on February 18
TAMPA, Fla., Jan 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Alec Cunningham, WellCare's chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Replays ... 
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Dec 21, 2009WellCare Elects Alec R. Cunningham as Chief Executive Officer
TAMPA, Fla., Dec 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Alec R. Cunningham, age 42, president of WellCare's Florida and Hawaii division, has been elected the Company's chief executive officer, effective December 28, 2009. Mr. Cunningham will succeed current president and chief executive officer Heath Schiesser, who, as previously announced, will leave the Company at the end of this year. "The Board of Directors is delighted to have Alec serve a... 
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Nov 4, 2009WellCare Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company reported net income of $28.7 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2009, compared with a net loss of $18.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2008. Adjust... 
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Nov 4, 2009WellCare To Resume Medicare Marketing and Sales
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the Company from the previously disclosed sanctions, except as noted below. The Company will resume marketing its Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans over the coming days. The enrollments will be effective beginning January 1, 2010. The Company intends to reinitiate marketing over the... 
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Nov 2, 2009WellCare Appoints Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D. to Board of Directors
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Dr. Steele to serve on its Health Care Quality and Access and Regulatory Compliance Committees. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Steele to our Boar... 
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Oct 29, 2009WellCare Names Scott D. Law Senior Vice President, Health Care Delivery
TAMPA, Fla., Oct 29, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Scott D. Law, formerly national health care delivery officer for Health Net, Inc., has joined the Company as senior vice president, health care delivery, effective October 28, 2009. In his role, Mr. Law will lead WellCare's pharmacy, quality management, care management, and network management functions. "We are pleased to welcome Scott to our leadersh... 
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Sep 30, 2009WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2009 Results on November 4
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 30, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Heath Schiesser, WellCare’s president and chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company’s ... 
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Sep 30, 2009WellCare to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration Costs for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Members
TAMPA, Fla., Sept 30, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced it will cover the full cost of administration of the H1N1 vaccine as a preventative care benefit for Medicare Advantage, Medicare private fee-for-service (PFFS) and Medicaid plan members when it becomes available to the public. WellCare is also continuing its coverage of seasonal flu vaccine administration for members. Members will not be required to pay deductibles, co-pays or coinsurance to... 
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Aug 19, 2009WellCare Announces Florida Elections Commission Resolution
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it voluntarily disclosed to the Florida Elections Commission questionable campaign contributions by certain subsidiaries from 2003 through 2007. The Company has resolved the matter by entering into a Consent Order, which the Commission has approved. Under the Consent Order, the Company agreed to pay a total civil penalty of $120,000, and did n... 
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Aug 12, 2009WellCare Vice Chairman Thomas F. O'Neil III Named to Ethisphere's 2009 Attorneys Who Matter List
List Recognizes Top Attorneys Who Excel in Corporate Compliance TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 12, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Thomas F. O’Neil III has been named a “Top General Counsel” by the Ethisphere Institute on its 2009 Attorneys Who Matter list, which recognizes leading legal professionals who have excelled in and made a significant contribution to the corporate compliance space. The researc... 
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Jul 28, 2009WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. Adjusted net income for the second quarter 2009 was $59.8 million, or $1.42 per adjusted diluted earnings per share, as compared with $35.3 million, or $0.84, for the second quarter 2008. As determined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company reported net in... 
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Jun 29, 2009WellCare Initiates Leadership Transition Process
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 29, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Heath G. Schiesser, informed the Board of Directors on June 26, 2009, that he intends to resign from his current officer and director positions upon the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board has formed a Committee on Leadership and Executive Succession, comprised of certa... 
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Jun 23, 2009WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results on July 28
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time the same day, Heath Schiesser, WellCare’s president and chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the Internet from the Company’s web site at www.wellca... 
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Jun 3, 2009WellCare Appoints Thomas F. O'Neil III as Vice Chairman and Timothy S. Susanin as SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the appointment of Thomas F. O’Neil III, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, to Vice Chairman and Timothy S. Susanin, Vice President and Chief Counsel, to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. O’Neil, formerly a partner at DLA Piper US LLP, general counsel of the MCI Group and an Assistant United States At... 
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May 20, 2009WellCare Announces Organizational Realignment
Changes Support Efficiencies to Better Serve Members, Providers, and Government Clients TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 20, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today it is realigning its organization to respond to changing business conditions and to strengthen its position in government-sponsored health care programs. The Company recently announced workforce reductions related to the streamlining of reporting relationships, ... 
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May 18, 2009WellCare Announces SEC Resolution
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 18, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has resolved an informal investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The informal investigation involved certain of the Company’s periodic filings. Without admitting or denying the allegations, WellCare has agreed to the entry of a final judgment that includes a permanent injunction against any future violations of certain provisions of the... 
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May 11, 2009WellCare Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 11, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported first quarter 2009 adjusted net income of $12.3 million as compared with $21.7 million for the first quarter 2008. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) were $0.29 versus $0.52 in the same period last year. First quarter adjusted results were negatively impacted by a decrease in investment and other income, an increase in medical benefit... 
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May 5, 2009WellCare Announces Resolution to Government Investigation
TAMPA, Fla., May 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has resolved investigations by the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida (USAO) and the Florida Attorney General's Office by entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Under the DPA, the United States Attorney's Office has filed a one-count criminal Information charging the Company with conspiracy to commit ... 
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May 4, 2009WellCare Intends to Withdraw in 2010 from Medicare Advantage Private Fee-For-Service Plans
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 4, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) that it does not intend to renew its contracts to offer Medicare Advantage private fee-for-service (“PFFS”) plans in 2010. As of March 31, 2009, about 110,000 of the approximately 2.5 million members served by WellCare are Medicare Advantage PFFS members. We... 
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Apr 30, 2009WellCare to Report First Quarter 2009 Results on May 11
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will report on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, Heath Schiesser, WellCare’s president and chief executive officer, will lead a discussion about these results. The discussion will be webcast live via the Internet from the Company’s web site at... 
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Apr 1, 2009WellCare Announces Date of 2009 Stockholders Meeting and Proposal Deadline
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will hold its 2009 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on July 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in Tampa, Florida. Stockholders of record at the close of business on June 3, 2009, the record date, will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. The Company will mail its definitive proxy materials to its stockholders prior to t... 
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Mar 24, 2009David J. Gallitano Appointed to WellCare Board of Directors
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that David J. Gallitano, president and owner of the investment and advisory firm Tucker Inc., has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Gallitano to serve on the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Health Care Quality and Access Committees of the Board. “We are... 
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Mar 16, 2009WellCare Reports 2008 Results and Files Form 10-K
WellCare Reports 2008 Results and Files Form 10-K TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG - News) today filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 (the “2008 10-K”). The Report may be obtained from WellCare’s investor relations web site at www.wellcare.com or the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. ... 
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Mar 2, 2009WellCare Files 2008 Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) its Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q for the applicable periods ended March 31, June 30, and September 30, 2008 (collectively, the “2008 10-Qs”). In addition, the Company today filed with the SEC a Notification of Late Filing on Form 12b-25 with respect to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ... 
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Feb 20, 2009WellCare Responding to Concerns Raised by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2009-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to address issues raised by the agency in a letter that imposed sanctions on the Company’s Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. By March 7, 2009, WellCare will suspend marketing of, and enrollments into, its Medicare health plans. “We take CMS’ concerns very... 
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Feb 4, 2009Florida Medicaid Budget Cuts Cause HealthEase and StayWell to Withdraw from Duval and Broward Reform Programs
Florida Healthy Kids and Medicare Membership Not Affected TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has notified the State of Florida that its HealthEase and StayWell Medicaid plans will withdraw from two Reform programs, effective May 1, 2009. WellCare’s action is a result of recent state budget cuts that make it economically unfeasible to continue offering members sufficient access to quality health services in those p... 
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Jan 26, 2009WellCare Files 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2009--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 ("2007 10-K"), and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2007 (together, the "Reports"). The Reports may be obtained from WellCare's investor relations web site at http://ir.wellcare.com/ or the SEC we... 
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Dec 16, 2008WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Recognized For Providing An Outstanding Customer Service Experience For A Second Year
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Dec 12, 2008WellCare And Martin Memorial Health Systems Partner To Expand Provider Network
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Sep 25, 2008WellCare to Offer National Medicare Drug Plan in 2009
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the results of its bid for participation in the national Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) program in 2009. WellCare will continue offering its prescription drug plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, WellCare bid below the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regional benchmark premium rate in 12 of the 34 CMS regions, which allows it to serve ... 
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Sep 18, 2008WellCare Granted Listing Extension by NYSE
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2008--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") has granted the Company an extension for its continued listing and the trading of its securities. As previously disclosed, as a result of the delay in the Company's filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, the Company is subject to the NYSE's ... 
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Sep 3, 2008WellCare Commits To Florida Medicaid Programs
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Sep 2, 2008WellCare Names Rex M. Adams Chief Operating Officer
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2008--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Rex M. Adams has joined the Company as chief operating officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Adams will report directly to the president and chief executive officer and have responsibility for the Company's operating activities, including claims payment, customer service and information systems. "WellCare is committed to optimizing its operations with an emphasis on ef... 
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Aug 20, 2008NCQA Awards WellCare Of Georgia Accredited Status
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Jul 21, 2008WellCare Files Form 8-K for Restatement of Historical Financial Statements
Company's 3,900 Associates Focused on Serving Over 2.4 Million Medicaid and Medicare Members Nationwide TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2008--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today filed a Current Report on Form 8-K concerning the decision of the Board of Directors to restate its historical consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and to restate its unaudited condensed consolidated financial stateme... 
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Jul 17, 2008WellCare Names Thomas L. Tran Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2008--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that Thomas L. Tran will join the Company as senior vice president and chief financial officer on July 21, 2008. Most recently, Mr. Tran was president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for health care management services provider CareGuide, Inc. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Tran was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Uniprise Inc., a UnitedHealth Group... 
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Jul 8, 2008WellCare Names Jonathan P. Rich SVP and Chief Compliance Officer
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Jonathan P. Rich, formerly general counsel and chief compliance officer for health insurer Aveta Inc., will join the Company as senior vice president and chief compliance officer on or about August 11, 2008. Rich will report to the president and chief executive officer and the Regulatory Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors. "Jonathan has extensive experience in counseling se... 
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Jun 16, 2008‘Ohana Health Plan Announces Launch Of New Medicaid Health Plan Servicing Aged, Blind Or Disabled Members
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May 22, 2008WellCare Realigns Its Workforce
TAMPA, Fla., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it is realigning its workforce to respond to changing business conditions and to strengthen its position as a leader in government-sponsored healthcare programs. After completing a comprehensive review of its business, WellCare eliminated 208 positions, or approximately 5% of its workforce. Most of the reductions were in its Florida and New York Medicaid sales operations, but... 
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Apr 7, 2008WellCare Of Georgia Secures Member Information Accidently Exposed On The Internet
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Mar 13, 2008WellCare And Adventist Health System Partner To Expand Florida Provider Network
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Mar 10, 2008WellCare Names Thomas F. O'neil III as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
TAMPA, Fla., Mar 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Thomas F. O'Neil III, formerly a partner at DLA Piper US LLP, general counsel of the MCI Group and an Assistant United States Attorney, will join the Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary on or about April 1, 2008. "We're pleased to welcome Tom to our leadership team," said Heath Schiesser, president and chief executive officer of WellCare. "Tom brings to Wel... 
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Jan 25, 2008WellCare Announces Appointment of Charles Berg as Executive Chairman and Heath Schiesser as President and CEO and Departures of CEO, CFO and General Counsel
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2008--The Board of Directors of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the appointment of Charles G. Berg as Executive Chairman and Heath Schiesser as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, saying that it is in the best long-term interest of the company to provide new leadership. Mr. Berg, an experienced senior executive in the health insurance industry who previously served as Chief Executive Officer o... 
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Nov 16, 2007WellCare Earns Senior Choice Gold Award for Medicare Advantage Benefits Plan
WellCare is Recognized Nationally for Cost-Sharing Effectiveness and Overall Value TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that HealthMetrix Research selected WellCare as a 2008 Senior Choice Gold Award recipient for its Medicare Advantage benefits plan. Recipients were selected from over 200 Medicare managed care plans based on cost-sharing comparisons including out-of-pocket costs in the area... 
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Nov 5, 2007WellCare Reports Preliminary Financial and Operating Data for Third Quarter 2007
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today reported preliminary financial and operating data for the third quarter of 2007. The Company is reporting preliminary data instead of actual results for the third quarter of 2007 due to the previously disclosed delay by the Company in filing its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007. As previously disclosed, on October 24th, certain federal and state agencies executed a search wa... 
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Nov 2, 2007Special Committee of WellCare's Board to Conduct Independent Investigation
Company Confirms Previously Scheduled Quarterly Webcast for November 5, but Filing of Form 10-Q for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2007 will be DelayedTAMPA, Fla., Nov 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the previously formed special committee of its Board of Directors will conduct an independent investigation into matters raised as part of the ongoing investigation and inquiries by certain federal and state agencies or other regulatory b... 
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Oct 26, 2007WellCare Board Establishes Special Committee
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Board of Directors has formed a special committee in response to the ongoing investigation of the Company by certain federal and state agencies and to other governmental or private proceedings. The special committee is authorized to monitor developments in these investigations and to oversee the Company's response to them. It is also authorized to facilitate communication betw... 
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Oct 26, 2007WellCare Comments on Uninterrupted Business Operations
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2007--The primary focus of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is to ensure that operations are running smoothly, provider claims are paid in a timely manner, customers' calls are answered and access to covered health care services for members is provided. "We continue to respond to Wednesday's developments in a direct, prompt and orderly manner," said Todd S. Farha, chairman and chief executive officer. "We remain committed to cooperating wi... 
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Oct 25, 2007WellCare Comments on Investigation
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has published on its web site a recorded message from Todd S. Farha, chairman and chief executive officer. The message addresses the search warrant executed on the Company on October 24, 2007. To listen to the message, please visit the investor relations section of WellCare's web site at www.wellcare.com. About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care servi... 
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Oct 25, 2007WellCare Responds to Government Investigation
No Impact to Continuing Operations TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced actions it is taking in response to the search warrant executed by federal and state agencies at the Company's headquarters on October 24, 2007. "We are responding to yesterday's developments in a direct, prompt and orderly manner," said Todd Farha, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are committed to cooperating with the government thr... 
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Oct 25, 2007WellCare Provides Text of Audio Message from Chief Executive Officer
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today provided the following text of an audio recording published earlier this morning on the Company's website from WellCare's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Todd S. Farha: Hello. This is Todd Farha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WellCare Health Plans. I am speaking to you from our Tampa headquarters, where, as many of you know, on Wednesday morning, October 24, officers from cer... 
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Oct 24, 2007STATEMENT FROM WELLCARE
Tampa, Florida (October 24, 2007) — Today federal and state officials executed a search warrant at our Tampa headquarters. We are cooperating with the authorities. Our number one priority is making sure that our members have access to needed care and services. Our essential services are operational and will remain uninterrupted. About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services exclusively for government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing ... 
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Oct 3, 2007WellCare to Report Third Quarter 2007 Results on November 5
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, WellCare's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Todd S. Farha will lead a discussion on these results as well as the Company's outlook. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.co... 
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Sep 28, 2007WellCare Announces Successful Medicare Part D Bid
WellCare offers two prescription drug plans with free generic drugs TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced the results of its bid for participation in the national Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) in 2008. As a result of a successful bid process, WellCare will continue offering its prescription drug plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. WellCare is one of the n... 
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Sep 10, 2007WellCare Announces Leadership Team Additions
Addition of Chief Medical Officer and President of Texas TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) has added two new executives to its senior management team. "We continue to invest in our executive team," stated Todd S. Farha, chairman and chief executive officer. "We have added 34 executives at the vice president and above level since 2006, and I am particularly pleased to announce these recent additions." Dr. William Kerr has been... 
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Aug 2, 2007WellCare Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Quarterly Revenues of $1.34 Billion Up 57% Over 2006 TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): -- Diluted earnings per share of $1.30 increased 136% from 2006. -- Medicare Advantage membership increased 72% year to date and 87% year over year. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced second quarter 2007 net income of $54.6 million, up 146% over the second quarter 2006. Diluted earnings per s... 
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Jun 28, 2007WellCare Awards Grant to Nathaniel's Hope in Support of Disability Community
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2007--WellCare of Florida, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced a $15,000 grant to Nathanial's Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children with special needs and their families. The WellCare grant will go toward the Buddy Break program, a respite program that provides temporary relief for families of children with disabilities throughout Florida. This respite program provides three hou... 
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Jun 27, 2007WellCare to Report Second Quarter 2007 Results on August 2
TAMPA, Fla., Jun 27, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) will report on Thursday, August 2, 2007, its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, WellCare's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Todd S. Farha will lead a discussion on these results as well as the Company's outlook. The discussion will be webcast live via the Internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com and from www.earnings.com. Repl... 
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Jun 15, 2007WellCare Joins Industry in Compliance Pledge to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries
WellCare will adopt industry best practices and implement 2008 CMS marketing requirements ahead of scheduleTAMPA, Fla., Jun 15, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that it has joined six other leading Medicare Advantage health plans in pledging to strengthen consumer protections for Medicare beneficiaries. This pledge includes the accelerated implementation of the recently-released 2008 CMS marketing guidance, as well as the development of best pra... 
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Jun 7, 2007The Family Cafe Hosts 9th Annual Conference for the Disability Community
WellCare Sponsors Healthcare Summit and Breakfast for 10,000 at Conference TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2007--The Family Cafe is hosting its 9th Annual Family Cafe Conference for Floridians with disabilities and their families at the Rosen Shingle Creek Conference Center in Orlando on June 8-10, 2007. The Family Cafe is a dynamic, statewide event that provides an information-sharing forum for the thousands of Floridians with disabilities and ... 
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May 30, 2007WellCare Employees Team up with Habitat for Humanity to Finish Home for Family
Home in USF Area for Single Mom and Children TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2007--A team of some 30 volunteers from the Tampa headquarters of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) is helping a family realize their dream of home ownership. The WellCare volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home near the University of South Florida on Saturday, May 19. The WellCare team spent the day landscaping, painting and putting siding on a home that is being b... 
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May 10, 2007WellCare Strengthens Compliance Practices to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries
Best-in-class standards designed to ensure zero tolerance of marketing violations TAMPA, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced additional compliance measures designed to protect the rights of Medicare beneficiaries. These new enhancements will increase the oversight of independent sales agents who market the company's Medicare Advantage products. WellCare is working in conjunction with America's Health... 
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May 7, 2007WellCare Reports First Quarter 2007 Results
Total Revenues Grew To $1.24 Billion, Up 70% Over 2006 TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Membership grew to 2.27 million, up 47% year over year. Medicare Advantage membership increased 46% year to date and 77% year over year. Net income increased 49% year over year to $25.0 million. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced first quarter 2007 net income of $25.0 million, ... 
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Apr 30, 2007WellCare Announces First Quarter 2007 Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that net income for the first quarter of 2007 increased 48.9% to $25.0 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared with net income of $16.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2006. First quarter 2007 revenues increased 69.7% to $1.24 billion compared with $0.73 billion for the first quarter of 2006. "WellCare continues to deliver excellent results. I ... 
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Apr 30, 2007Senator Bob Graham Joins WellCare Board
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that Senator Bob Graham has been appointed to serve on its Board of Directors. Senator Graham is the former two-term Governor of the State of Florida and also the former United States Senator from Florida. Senator Graham has been appointed to fill a two-year term ending in 2009. During his lengthy career in public service, Senator Graham has been very active in policy for seniors. ... 
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Apr 27, 2007WellCare not under investigation in Florida
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAMPA, FL – April 27, 2007 -- WellCare Health Plans Inc. today received a letter from Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink stating the company is NOT under investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services. The letter is in response to inaccurate media coverage, including a newspaper headline and article in the Tampa Tribune. In her letter to the company, CFO Sink states: "We are seeking a correction from the Tampa Tribune for its inaccurate headline an... 
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Apr 9, 2007WellCare to Release First Quarter 2007 Results on May 7
TAMPA, Fla., Apr 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) will release its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, after the close of the market on Monday, May 7, 2007. On Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, WellCare's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Todd S. Farha will lead a discussion on these results as well as the Company's outlook. The discussion will be webcast live via the internet from the Company's web site at www.wellcare.com ... 
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Feb 13, 2007WellCare Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2006 Results
$1.2 Billion in Quarterly Revenues; $1.38 Diluted Earnings Per Share TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Fourth quarter revenues grew 129% to $1.2 billion year over year Fourth quarter net income grew 425.5% year over year Membership grew to 2,258,000; 164% growth year over year PDP membership grew to 923,000 members Georgia membership grew to... 
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Jan 10, 2007WellCare to Broadcast Its Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Florida--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2007--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fourth quarter and year-end 2006 earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. The Company's results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006, will be released after the close of the market on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern... 
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Nov 16, 2006Wellcare(R) Classic Plan Offers Lowest Monthly Premium in Arizona for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Benefits Include $2 Generic Drugs and Low Brand Co-Pays Statewide TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Classic prescription drug plan (PDP) has the lowest monthly plan premium of all Medicare Part D plans offered in Arizona. WellCare's Classic plan provides Medicare Part D beneficiaries affordable access to prescription drugs including $2 generic drug co-pay... 
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Nov 16, 2006WellCare(R) Classic Plan Offers Lowest Monthly Premium in Florida for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Benefits Include $2 Generic Drugs and Low Brand Co-Pays StatewideTAMPA, Fla., Nov 16, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Classic prescription drug plan (PDP) has the lowest monthly plan premium of all Medicare Part D plans offered in Florida. WellCare's Classic plan provides Medicare Part D beneficiaries affordable access to prescription drugs including $2 generic drug co-pays. In additi... 
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Nov 16, 2006WellCare(R) Classic Plan Offers Lowest Monthly Premium in Nevada for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Benefits Include $2 Generic Drugs and Low Brand Co-Pays Statewide TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Classic prescription drug plan (PDP) has the lowest monthly plan premium of all Medicare Part D plans offered in Nevada. WellCare's Classic plan provides Medicare Part D beneficiaries affordable access to prescription drugs including $2 generic drug co-pays... 
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Nov 16, 2006WellCare(R) Classic Plan Offers Lowest Monthly Premium in Texas for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Benefits Include $2 Generic Drugs and Low Brand Co-Pays Statewide TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Classic prescription drug plan (PDP) has the lowest monthly plan premium of all Medicare Part D plans offered in Texas. WellCare's Classic plan provides Medicare Part D beneficiaries affordable access to prescription drugs including $2 generic drug co-pays. ... 
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Nov 16, 2006WellCare(R) Classic Plan Offers Lowest Monthly Premium in California for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Benefits Include $2 Generic Drugs and Low Brand Co-Pays Statewide TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that its Classic prescription drug plan (PDP) has the lowest monthly plan premium of all Medicare Part D plans offered in California. WellCare's Classic plan provides Medicare Part D beneficiaries affordable access to prescription drugs including $2 generic drug co-p... 
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Nov 1, 2006WellCare Announces Third Quarter Results: $1 Billion in Revenues; $1.06 Diluted Earnings Per Share
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Membership grew to 2,165,000; 151% growth year over year Georgia membership grew to over 410,000 members PDP membership grew to over 911,000 members Third quarter revenues grew 104% to $1 billion Medicare Advantage membership grew 34% year over year Third quarter net income grew 166% year over year WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (... 
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Oct 9, 2006WellCare(R) Selected For Medicaid Launch in Ohio's Northeast Region
TAMPA, Fla., Oct 09, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare of Ohio, Inc., announced that it is a selected applicant for the State of Ohio's Medicaid managed care program for the aged, blind, and disabled (ABD) population in the northeast region of the state. In addition, the state has indicated that WellCare will also participate in the northeast region managed care expansion of the Covered Families and Children (CFC) program effective November 1, 2006. "Our focus is to help Ohio benefici... 
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Oct 4, 2006WellCare to Broadcast Its Third Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its third quarter 2006 earnings conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2006. The Company's results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006, will be released after the close of the market on Wednesday, November 1, 2006. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on November 2, 2006. A 3... 
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Oct 2, 2006WellCare(R) Wins Bid in Every Region for 2007 and Introduces Classic Plan With Lower Plan Premiums
Zero-Premium Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Available to Eligible Low-Income Subsidy Members Nationwide; Popular Plan with $0 Generic and No Deductible Has Lower Brand Co-Pays in '07 TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the results of its bid for participation in the national Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) business in 2007. WellCare will offer PDPs at no premium for qualified Low-... 
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Oct 2, 2006WellCare(R) Launches Private-Fee-For-Service Medicare Plans in Over 700 Counties Across 38 States & Washington, D.C.
Offerings include $0 Premium Plans with Drug Coverage and Low-Cost Alternatives to Medicare Supplements TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced it will offer private-fee-for-service (PFFS) plans to Medicare beneficiaries in 700 counties in 38 states and Washington, D.C. WellCare will offer four Open Access plans that will allow members to be seen by any Medicare-eligible physician or facility that ... 
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Sep 29, 2006WellCare(R) Wins Bid in Every Region for 2007
Zero-Premium Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Available to Eligible Low-Income Subsidy Members Nationwide TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the results of its bid for participation in the national Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) business in 2007. WellCare will offer PDPs at no premium for qualified Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) eligible members in every region of the country. This al... 
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Aug 4, 2006WellCare Announces Change to Indiana Contract
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced that is has received notice today from the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning ("OMPP") that it was not selected for a new contract to provide managed care benefits to Indiana Medicaid recipients in 2007. The current contract with the state expires on December 31, 2006. As of June 30, 2006, the Company provided managed care benefits to approximately 74,000 members. "We are disap... 
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Aug 2, 2006WellCare Tops Two Million Members Delivering 57% Earnings Growth
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Overall membership more than doubled to over 2,000,000 Successfully launched new health plans in Georgia, with over 275,000 new members PDP membership grew to over 900,000 members Second quarter revenues grew 88% to $853 million Medicare Advantage membership grew nearly 41% Second quarter net income grew 57% WellCare H... 
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Jun 30, 2006WellCare to Broadcast Its Second Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its second quarter 2006 earnings conference call on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The Company's results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006, will be released after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on August 3, 2006. A 30-day on... 
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May 8, 2006WellCare Doubles Membership Delivering 58% Earnings Growth
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG): Successfully launched national stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), adding 700,000 new PDP beneficiaries First quarter revenues grew 74% to $730.4 million Membership doubled to over 1.5 million Medicare Advantage membership grew 38% First quarter net income grew 58% WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that ne... 
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Apr 6, 2006WellCare Announces Underwriters Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Common Stock
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that the underwriters of its previously announced public offering of common stock have fully exercised their option to purchase an additional 727,500 shares from WellCare and the selling stockholders identified in the prospectus supplement, on a pro rata basis, at the public offering price of $39.56 a share. A total of 75,000 shares are being sold by WellCare and 652,500 shares are bein... 
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Mar 28, 2006WellCare to Broadcast Its First Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its first quarter 2006 earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. The Company's results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006, will be released after the close of the market on Monday, May 8, 2006. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on May 9, 2006. A 30-day on-line replay ... 
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Mar 8, 2006WellCare Announces Pricing of Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has priced its previously announced public offering at $39.56 share. A total of 500,000 shares are being sold by WellCare and 4,350,000 shares are being sold by the selling stockholders identified in the prospectus supplement. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to 727,500 additional shares from WellCare and the selling stockholders, on a pro rata basis, to cover ove... 
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Feb 27, 2006WellCare Announces Filing of Shelf Registration Statement and the Launch of a Public Offering of Common Stock
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to its common stock, which became automatically effective upon filing. WellCare also announced that it has commenced a public offering of 4,850,000 shares of common stock, of which 500,000 shares are expected to be sold by WellCare and 4,350,000 shares are expected to be sold by c... 
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Feb 13, 2006WellCare Announces 2005 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results; Entering 2006 with 1.4 Million Members
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Fourth quarter revenues grew 29% year-over-year to $511.5 million; Membership grew 14.5% year-over-year to 855,000 at year-end; 50% Medicare membership growth in 2005; Growth of 21.5% in net income from core operations in fourth quarter; Adjusted cash flows from operations of 2.5x net income for the full year; and Days in clai... 
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Jan 17, 2006WellCare to Broadcast Its Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2006--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fourth quarter and year-end 2005 earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. The Company's results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005, will be released after the close of the market on Monday, February 13, 2006. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on... 
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Nov 1, 2005WellCare Announces Third Quarter Results
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Third quarter revenues grew to $495.5 million, representing 32% growth year-over-year Membership increased to 862,000, representing 17% growth year-over-year Medicare membership grew 10% in the third quarter and 41% for the first nine months Net income from core operations grew 17.4% over prior year net income to $19.7 million ... 
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Oct 6, 2005WellCare Expands Medicare Coverage in Five Counties in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Louisiana
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved WellCare's application for expansion of its Medicare managed care coverage in five counties in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Louisiana. Effective January 1, 2006, WellCare will begin offering its Medicare Advantage plans to Medicare beneficiaries in Wayne and Monroe counties in New York, Hartford County in Con... 
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Oct 6, 2005WellCare Reschedules Time of Third Quarter Conference Call
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will hold its third quarter 2005 earnings conference call at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, instead of 8:30 a.m. Eastern time as previously announced. The Company will provide an online web simulcast of its third quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Wednesday, November 2, 2005. The Company's results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005, will ... 
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Oct 4, 2005WellCare Unveils Three Prescription Drug Plans With $0 Generics and No Deductible
Medicare Beneficiaries Nationwide Will Have Three WellCare PDP Plan Choices TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the details of its three nationwide prescription drug plans (PDPs). WellCare is one of only 10 companies approved by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer PDPs nationwide. WellCare's PDP plans will offer a number of benefits, including $0 generic drug co-pays and no deductib... 
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Sep 26, 2005WellCare to Broadcast Its Third Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its third quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Wednesday, November 2, 2005. The Company's results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005, will be released after the close of the market on Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on November 2, 2005. A ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in South Dakota
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in South Dakota TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in South Dakota. In addition, for most of the ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Rhode Island
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Rhode Island TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Rhode Island. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for fi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in South Carolina
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in South Carolina TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina. In addition, for most of th... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Pennsylvania
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Pennsylvania TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. In addition, for most of the 1... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in West Virginia
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in West Virginia TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in West Virginia. In addition, for most of the ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Wyoming
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Wyoming TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Wyoming. In addition, for most of the 10 millio... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Utah
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Utah TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Utah. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assistanc... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Mississippi
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Mississippi TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Mississippi. In addition, for most of the 10 ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Minnesota
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Minnesota TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota. In addition, for most of the 10 mil... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Michigan
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Michigan TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Texas
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Texas TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Texas. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assist... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Massachusetts
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Massachusetts TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts. In addition, for most of the ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Vermont
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Vermont TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Vermont. In addition, for most of the 10 millio... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Maryland
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Maryland TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Oklahoma
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Oklahoma TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in New York
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in New York NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in New York. In addition, for most of the 10 million... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in North Dakota
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in North Dakota TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in North Dakota. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for fi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Iowa
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Iowa TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assistance,... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Maine
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Maine TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Maine. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assist... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in New Mexico
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in New Mexico TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Tennessee
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Tennessee TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Nevada
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Nevada TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Nevada. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assist... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Louisiana
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Louisiana. In addition, for most of the 1... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Oregon
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Oregon TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Oregon. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in North Carolina
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in North Carolina TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify fo... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Kentucky
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Kentucky TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in New Hampshire
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in New Hampshire TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in New Hampshire. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for fin... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Virginia
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Virginia TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Virginia. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Kansas
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Kansas TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Kansas. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan In Missouri
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Missouri TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in New Jersey
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in New Jersey TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Illinois
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Illinois CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Illinois. In addition, for most of the 10 million ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Idaho
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Idaho TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Idaho. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assist... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Nebraska
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Nebraska TAMPA, Fla., (September 23, 2005) WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Nebraska. In addition, for most of the 10 million ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Hawaii
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Hawaii TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Hawaii. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Georgia
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Georgia MARIETTA, Ga. (September 23, 2005) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia. In addition, for most of the 10 millio... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Alaska
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Alaska TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assi... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Washington
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Washington TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Washington. In addition, for most o... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Florida
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in FloridaTAMPA, Fla., Sept 23, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Florida. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Montana
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Montana TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Montana. In addition, for most of the 10 millio... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Wisconsin
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Wisconsin TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Wisconsin. In addition, for most of the 10 mil... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Ohio
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Ohio WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Ohio. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify for financial assistance, one of WellCare's PDP plans will be... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Delaware
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Delaware TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare to Broadcast Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of a conference call that the Company will be hosting to discuss the latest developments regarding the Company's national launch of prescription drug plans and the Company's revised guidance, both of which are outlined in the Company's latest 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2005. A copy of the 8-K can ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Washington, D.C.
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Washington, D.C. TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Washington, D.C. In addition, for most of ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Connecticut
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Connecticut NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut. In addition, for most of ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Colorado
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Colorado TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23/PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado. In addition, for most of the 10 milli... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Arkansas
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Arkansas TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Arkansas. In addition, for most of the 10 mill... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in California
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans With No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in California TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in California. In addition, for most o... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Indiana
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in Indiana CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. In addition, for most of the 10 ... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Alabama
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options Available in AlabamaTAMPA, Fla., Sept 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Alabama. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Arizona
WellCare to Offer Three Plans with No Deductible and Low Plan Premiums TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona. WellCare, a company with 20 years of health care experience, is one of the nation's fastest-growing, publicly traded Medicare companies, with over 35 per... 
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Sep 23, 2005WellCare Launches National Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
WellCare to Offer Three PDP Plans with No Deductible for Medicare Beneficiaries, Including One of the Lowest Premium Options AvailableTAMPA, Fla., Sept 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide prescription drug plan (PDP) coverage to Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. In addition, for most of the 10 million individuals who qualify fo... 
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Sep 21, 2005WellCare Announces Co-Branding Alliance with Walgreens for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans; Walgreens Customers to Receive Information About WellCare's National Prescription Drug Plans
TAMPA, Fla., Sep 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it has formed an alliance with Walgreens Health Initiatives, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreen Co. (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG), for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDP). WellCare will make educational information available to Walgreens customers at pharmacy counters in each of Walgreens more than 4,950 retail locations nationwide. Those customers who enroll via this allia... 
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Sep 16, 2005WellCare Announces Update to Georgia Healthy Families Implementation
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it has been notified that the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) will begin the enrollment process for the Medicaid beneficiaries participating in the Georgia Healthy Families program in the Atlanta and Central regions on December 1, 2005. DCH also announced that it will extend the choice period for the Atlanta and Central regions until March 15th. As a result, beneficiaries... 
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Aug 3, 2005WellCare Second Quarter Net Income Grows 58.4%
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG): Membership increased to 808,000, representing 16% organic growth year-over-year Second quarter revenues increased to $453.7 million, representing 41% growth year-over-year Medicare membership growth of 10% in the second quarter and 28% in the first six months Medical benefits ratio declined to 81.3% for the second quarter ... 
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Jul 19, 2005WellCare Wins Medicaid Contracts in All Six Georgia Regions
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 19, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has awarded Medicaid managed care contracts to the Company in all six Georgia regions. Georgia will transition approximately 1.1 million Medicaid and S-CHIP beneficiaries to several managed care plans beginning in January 2006. The three-stage conversion dates and eligible beneficiaries for each region are summarized below: Region ... 
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Jul 14, 2005WellCare Expands in New York
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved WellCare's application for expansion of its Medicare managed care coverage in Orange County, New York, effective August 1, 2005. The addition of Orange County, with approximately 45,000 combined eligibles, will increase the number of active New York counties served by WellCare to 10 and the number of Medicare eligibles in... 
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Jul 13, 2005WellCare to Broadcast Its Second Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its second quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Thursday, August 4, 2005. The Company's results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005, will be released after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on August 4, 2005. A 30-day on-l... 
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Jul 11, 2005WellCare Expands in Louisiana
TAMPA, Fla., Jul 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved WellCare's application for expansion of its Medicare managed care coverage in Louisiana, including WellCare's entry into the New Orleans, Louisiana market. Effective August 1, 2005, WellCare will begin offering its Medicare Advantage plans to Medicare beneficiaries in West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, ... 
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Jun 30, 2005WellCare Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has priced its previously announced secondary public offering at $35.50 per share. A total of 6,500,000 shares are being sold by the selling stockholders identified in the prospectus. The underwriters have an option to purchase an additional 975,000 shares from one of the selling stockholders to cover over-allotments, if any. WellCare will not receive any of the proceeds from... 
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Jun 9, 2005WellCare Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Secondary Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a secondary public offering of 6,500,000 shares of its common stock by certain selling stockholders. The lead underwriter of the proposed offering is Morgan Stanley and the co-managers are SG Cowen & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities. One of the selling stockholders expects to gra... 
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May 27, 2005WellCare Florida Market Expansion Approved
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved WellCare's application for expansion of its Medicare managed care coverage in Florida. Effective July 1, 2005, WellCare will begin offering Medicare Advantage plans in Charlotte, Clay, Okaloosa and Sarasota counties in Florida. The addition of these four counties, with approximately 198,000 combined eligibles, will increas... 
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May 9, 2005WellCare First Quarter Net Income up 83% Year-over-Year Driven by Membership Growth of 32%
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Membership increased to 765,000 as of March 31, 2005, representing 32% growth year-over-year, including 17% organic growth First quarter revenues increased 39% over prior year period to $418.9 million 17% Medicare membership growth in the first quarter and 23% through May Launched entry into Georgia, expanding service territory to ... 
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Apr 13, 2005WellCare To Broadcast Its First Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its first quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 10, 2005. The Company's results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005, will be released after the close of the market on Monday, May 9, 2005. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on May 10, 2005. A 30-day on-line replay ... 
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Apr 7, 2005WellCare Illinois and Connecticut Medicare Launch Approved
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved WellCare's applications to offer Medicare managed care coverage in Illinois and Connecticut. WellCare will offer Medicare Advantage (formerly known as Medicare+Choice) plans in two counties in Illinois, Cook and Will counties, with approximately 744,000 combined eligibles, and in two counties in Connecticut, Fairfield and New H... 
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Mar 29, 2005WellCare Announces Planned Medicare and Medicaid Expansions
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced continued progress in its Medicare expansion and its expansion into Georgia, marking the seventh state where WellCare will offer government-sponsored healthcare programs. The Georgia Department of Insurance has granted WellCare an HMO license to offer Medicare health plans in Georgia, and the Company has filed applications with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve Medicar... 
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Mar 28, 2005WellCare to Participate in Lehman Brothers Eighth Annual Global Healthcare Conference
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it will participate in the Lehman Brothers Eighth Annual Global Healthcare Conference to be held March 30 - April 1, 2005, in Miami Beach, Florida. Todd S. Farha, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellCare, will give a presentation on the Company followed by a question and answer session. The Company also announced that a live broadcast of its conference presentat... 
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Mar 10, 2005WellCare to Participate in SG Cowen & Co. 25th Annual Health Care Conference
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it will participate in the SG Cowen & Co. 25th Annual Health Care Conference to be held March 14 - 17, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. Todd S. Farha, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellCare, will give a presentation on the Company followed by a question and answer session. The Company also announced that a live broadcast of its conference presentation will be av... 
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Feb 28, 2005WellCare Receives Approval from CMS to Expand Its Medicare Coverage to Three Additional Florida Counties
Company's Presence in Florida Increases to 16 Counties and 2 Million Eligible Enrollees TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it had received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin offering managed care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Duval, Manatee and Polk counties in Florida. This approval increases the number of Florida counties served by WellCare to 16 and the... 
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Feb 14, 2005WellCare Fourth Quarter Net Income up 199% Year-over-Year on Membership Growth of 35%
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Membership increased to 747,000 as of December 31, 2004, representing 35% growth year-over-year, including 19% organic growth Total fourth quarter revenues increased 42% over prior year fourth quarter to $397 million Continued execution of Medicare expansion strategy resulted in 5% Medicare membership growth in fourth quarter and 10% growth... 
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Feb 11, 2005WellCare to Participate in UBS Warburg's Global Healthcare Services Conference
TAMPA, Fla., Feb 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that it will participate in UBS Warburg's Global Healthcare Services Conference to be held February 14 - 16, 2005, in New York City. Todd S. Farha, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellCare, will give a presentation on the Company, followed by a question and answer session. The Company also announced that a live broadcast of its conference presentation will be available on ... 
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Jan 13, 2005WellCare to Broadcast Its Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2005--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fourth quarter and year-end 2004 earnings conference call on Monday, February 14, 2005. The Company's results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004, will be released after the close of the market on Monday, February 14, 2005. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on Fe... 
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Dec 17, 2004WellCare Announces Pricing of Follow-on Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has priced its previously announced follow-on public offering at $32.00 per share. A total of 6,000,000 shares are being sold by selling stockholders (as identified in the prospectus) and 1,500,000 shares are being sold by WellCare. The underwriters have an option to purchase an additional 1,125,000 shares from one of the selling stockholders to cover over-allotments, if any. ... 
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Dec 6, 2004WellCare Health Plans Receives Approval from CMS to Offer Managed Care Coverage to Medicare Beneficiaries in Two New Florida Counties
WellCare Expands Medicare Services into Brevard and Broward Counties TAMPA, Fla., Dec 6, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc.(NYSE:WCG) today announced that it had received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin offering managed care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in two new Florida counties. WellCare will begin serving beneficiaries in Brevard and Broward Counties effective January 1, 2005. The approximately 350,000 beneficiaries ... 
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Nov 22, 2004WellCare Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Follow-On Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a follow-on public offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock through underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and co-managed by SG Cowen & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities. WellCare expects to offer 1,500,000 shares of common stock and the selling stockholders (as identified in ... 
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Nov 8, 2004WellCare Health Plans Announces Appointment of Jane Swift, Former Governor of Massachusetts, to Its Board of Directors
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed the Honorable Jane Swift, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to its Board of Directors. With the addition of Ms. Swift, WellCare has increased the size of its Board from 8 to 9 directors. Ms. Swift will serve as a Class III Board member and as a member of the Audit Committee. "Jane Swift will make significant contributions to... 
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Nov 4, 2004WellCare Announces Third Quarter Net Income of $16.8 Million, up 118.5% over Prior Year Quarter
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG): Membership increased to 734,000 as of September 30, 2004, representing 47.4% growth year-over-year, including 25.7% organic growth Total revenues increased 43.8% over prior year third quarter to $374.6 million Executing Medicare expansion strategy, realizing 5% Medicare membership growth in the quarter WellCare Health Plans, Inc. to... 
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Oct 13, 2004WellCare Health Plans Receives Approval From CMS To Offer Managed Care Coverage to Medicare Beneficiaries in Louisiana; WellCare Initiates Entry into Louisiana
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) today announced that it had received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin offering managed care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in three Louisiana parishes, including the city of Baton Rouge. Through its WellCare of Louisiana subsidiary, WellCare will begin serving beneficiaries in Asencion, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes in the Baton Rouge metro area... 
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Oct 12, 2004WellCare Announces Marc S. Ryan to Join Team as Vice President, Government Affairs
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Marc S. Ryan, who is currently Secretary of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM), has been chosen for the newly created position of Vice President, Government Affairs at WellCare, commencing in January 2005. In this national role, Ryan will oversee WellCare's national government affairs strategy with state and federal agencies. He will be based at WellCare's corpora... 
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Oct 11, 2004WellCare to Broadcast Its Third Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its third quarter 2004 earnings conference call on Thursday, November 4, 2004. The Company's results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004, will be released after the close of the market on Thursday, November 4, 2004. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on November 4, 2004. A 30-... 
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Sep 14, 2004WellCare Health Plans Receives Approval From CMS To Expand Managed Care Coverage to Medicare Beneficiaries in New York
TAMPA, Fla., Sep 14, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it had received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand managed care coverage to Medicare beneficiaries in Ulster County in the Catskill Mountains region of New York State. Through its regional offices in New York City, WellCare is currently serving beneficiaries in Ulster County, including the City of Kingston. The approximately 29,000 Ulster Co... 
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Aug 11, 2004WellCare Announces Second Quarter Net Income of $8.9 Million, Up 37% Over Prior Year Quarter
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG): Membership increased to 695,000 as of June 30, 2004, representing 42% growth over the prior year quarter, including 23% organic growth. Total revenues increased 26% over prior year quarter to $321.4 million. Entered into Illinois and Indiana through acquisition of Harmony Health Systems, Inc. Executing on Medicare expansion strat... 
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Jul 27, 2004WellCare to Broadcast Its Second Quarter Conference Call Live on the Internet
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its second quarter 2004 earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 11, 2004. The Company's results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2004, will be released after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 11, 2004. The live broadcast of WellCare's conference call will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on August 11, 2004. A 30-day ... 
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Jul 7, 2004WellCare Closes Sale of Common Stock in Initial Public Offering
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2004--WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has closed the sale of 8,433,333 shares of its common stock in its initial public offering. Of this amount, a total of 7,333,333 shares were sold by WellCare and 1,100,000 shares were sold by a selling stockholder. The initial public offering price was $17.00 per share. The shares sold by the selling stockholder were sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters' over-al... 
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Jun 30, 2004Wellcare Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering Of Common Stock
  Investor Relations: Jeffrey Potter VP, Corporate Development 813-290-6313 Jeff.Potter@wellcare.com WELLCARE ANNOUNCES PRICING OF INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK Tampa, Florida (June 30, 2004) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced today that the initial public offering of 7,333,333 shares of common stock of its affiliate, WellCare Group, Inc. (NYSE: W... 
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Mar 25, 2004WellCare Health Plans Announces Approval to Offer Medicare Drug Discount Cards in Florida and New York
For more information contact: Jeff Tucker, Tucker Hall, 813-493-1205, jtucker@tuckerhall.com Bill Carlson, Tucker Hall, 813-240-6753 WellCare Health Plans Announces Approval to Offer Medicare Drug Discount Cards in Florida and New York TAMPA, FL (March 25, 2004) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved WellCare's application to offer prescription drug discount cards to Medicare beneficiaries ... 
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Mar 18, 2004WellCare Health Plans Announces
TAMPA, FL - (March 18, 2004) - Effective March 1, 2004 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. greatly enhanced current coverage under its Medicare Choice health plan and added a second option for Medicare recipients in Orange and Seminole counties. The insurer's new WellCare Value health plan has two main features: - It requires no monthly premium, and - It includes a generic prescription drug benefit which has not been available before now. In addition, for members of WellCa... 
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Mar 18, 2004WellCare Health Plans Announces Enhanced Medicare + Choice Benefits To Orange and Seminole Counties
TAMPA, FL  (March 18, 2004)   Effective March 1, 2004 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. greatly enhanced current coverage under its Medicare Choice health plan and added a second option for Medicare recipients in Orange and Seminole counties, which includes a new $0 premium Medicare plan based on recent federal Medicare legislation. FULL STORY (PDF)... 
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Mar 8, 2004WellCare Health Plans, Inc. to Acquire Harmony Health Systems, Inc.
TAMPA, FL - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. ("WellCare") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Harmony Health Systems, Inc. ("Harmony"), a Medicaid managed care organization operating health plans in Illinois and Indiana. FULL STORY (PDF)... 
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Sep 17, 2003Former CMS Chief Operating Officer and Leading Harvard Business School Professor Join WellCare Health Plans Board
Healthcare provider welcomes two experts who have distinguished themselves as leading industry thinkers TAMPA, FL – (September 17, 2003) -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc., has appointed two highly distinguished national leaders in the healthcare field to its Board of Directors. The two new directors are Ruben J. King-Shaw, Jr., who until recently served as the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Washington... 
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Nov 22, 2002WellCare Health Plan Wins Senior Gold Choice Award As #1 Plan
Insurer cited for having best plan in Tampa Bay for seniors based on benefits and price. Tampa Bay, FL – (November 22, 2002) -- WellCare, a Medicare+Choice Health Plan, has been named recipient of the 2003 Senior Gold Choice Award for the fourth consecutive year by HealthMetrix Research, Inc., an independent managed care research organization based in Columbus, Ohio. FULL STORY (PDF) ... 
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