WellCare Hosts Welcome Room Grand Opening in Orlando’s Pine Hills Community

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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. invites residents living in and around the Pine Hills community to the grand opening of its newly-opened, Orlando-area Welcome Room.

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“WellCare is proud to bring this brick and mortar location to the Pine Hills community to make it easier for people to access important health information right where they live and work,” said Gregg MacDonald, president, WellCare of Florida.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, invites residents living in and around the Pine Hills community to the grand opening of its newly-opened, Orlando-area Welcome Room. 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 questions about Medicaid and Medicare. They offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions about health plans, find out if they are eligible for extra benefits, get online to search for more information and enroll in a WellCare health plan.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will offer valuable community resource information from dozens of organizations, including the Center for Independent Living – Deaf Services, Heritage for the Blind, Early Learning Coalition, Healthy Start, and Safe Kids. It will also feature a ribbon cutting, children’s activities, entertainment and snacks. Local leaders including Orange County Commissioners Regina Hill and Robert Stuart, and West Orange Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Stina D’Uva will be in attendance.

“Pine Hills and is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the Orlando area, making it critical for residents to have access to experts who can share health care information in a culturally sensitive manner that can help them make better informed health care decisions for themselves and their families,” said D’Uva. “We thank WellCare for its continued commitment to improving the health and quality of life for those who call Pine Hills home.”

“WellCare is proud to bring this brick and mortar location to the Pine Hills community to make it easier for people to access important health information right where they live and work,” said Gregg MacDonald, president, WellCare of Florida. “We look forward to extending our presence in this community to continue helping Pine Hills residents get access to the tools and services they need to live better, healthier lives.”

The Orlando WellCare Welcome Room is located at 6801 West Colonial Drive, Suite E, Orlando, FL 32818. Call 407-253-7601 for more information about the grand opening.

WellCare now operates 14 Welcome Rooms throughout Florida. They are located in Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Melbourne, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, Pinellas Park, Spring Hill, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Winter Haven.

As of Dec. 31, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 720,000 Medicaid plan members, 67,000 Florida Healthy Kids members, 103,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 62,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Florida. To learn more about how the company cares for Floridians, watch Moise’s story at http://youtu.be/DmbKu8U7Ea8.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled. The company serves approximately 4.1 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.

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