WellCare Offers Community Baby Showers for New and Expectant Moms in Kentucky

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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is offering free community baby showers for new and expectant moms in Kentucky. The showers are open to moms during pregnancy or within six months of birth.

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“The community baby showers give WellCare a fun way to support healthy pregnancies and newborns by providing education," said Howard Shaps, medical director for WellCare of Kentucky.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is offering free community baby showers for new and expectant moms in Kentucky. The showers are open to moms during pregnancy or within six months of birth.

The community baby showers focus on providing moms with critical heath care information for themselves and their babies, successful parenting techniques, a gift basket, an opportunity to participate in a raffle and refreshments. Attendees may bring one guest.

WellCare of Kentucky will offer baby showers in the following cities:

  • Florence (March 11)
  • Owensboro (March 17)
  • Harrodsburg (March 17)
  • Hazard (March 17)
  • Shelbyville (April 21)
  • Richmond (April 22)
  • Paducah (April 22)
  • Harlan (April 24)
  • Glasgow (May 7)
  • Morehead (May 12)
  • Madisonville (May 14)
  • Newport (May 20)

“Child health is closely linked to good maternal care, as well as medical care, nutrition and a sense of safety and security during the first months of life,” said Dr. Howard Shaps, medical director for WellCare of Kentucky. “The community baby showers give WellCare a fun way to support healthy pregnancies and newborns by providing education about the importance of healthy habits, including eating right, staying active and working with a health care professional.”

The community baby showers also connect moms with organizations that can help to address the social issues that can impact a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, including housing, nutrition, medical care and counseling. WellCare of Kentucky is currently planning additional showers to take place through the end of 2015. To find out more about the showers, their locations and times, and to RSVP call 270-793-7336.

As of Dec. 31, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 408,000 Medicaid members, 5,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 21,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Kentucky. To learn more about how we care for Kentuckians, watch Brandi’s story at http://youtu.be/YwOw5EgeSYo.

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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