WellCare Joins 2015 Derby Festival to Sponsor Family-Friendly Health Fair

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WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) joins the Kentucky Derby Festival as the 2015 Presenting Sponsor of its signature Health Fair.

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“Thousands of adults and children are expected to attend this year’s health fair, which gives an opportunity to provide valuable health information and screenings that could save lives,” said Dr. Howard Shaps, medical director for WellCare of Kentucky.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) joins the Kentucky Derby Festival as the 2015 Presenting Sponsor of its signature Health Fair. The event promotes healthy families and healthy lifestyles, by offering free health screenings and valuable health information for children and families. The Health Fair takes place Tuesday, April 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. It will be held in conjunction with the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party.

“Diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes account for 70% of deaths in the United States and limit the activities of tens of millions,” said Dr. Howard Shaps, medical director for WellCare of Kentucky. “Thousands of adults and children are expected to attend this year’s health fair, which gives an opportunity to provide valuable health information and screenings that could save lives.”

This year’s event will include an inflatable heart and colon, health screenings and a kid’s fitness exhibit, provided by KentuckyOne Health; brain training demonstrations by the LearningRX; an interactive display by the Kentucky Beef Council, and support from organizations such as the Kornhauser Health Science Library, KIPDA , Bath Fitter and Biocodex.

“Even during this exciting time of year, it’s important to remember to take care of your health,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Thanks to WellCare Health Plans, you can receive health screenings and tips for the whole family, and it won’t cost you a doctor’s visit.”

Admission to the Health Fair is a 2015 Pegasus Pin, which is available for $5 at local retailers and at all Kentucky Derby Festival events. It also includes entry into the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party. The Health Fair is sponsored by WellCare, Contributing Sponsor KentuckyOne Health and Media Sponsor WAKY 103.5.

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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