WellCare to Award $20,000 in Micro-Grants to Support Social Service Agencies in Kentucky

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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced today that it will award $20,000 in micro-grants to support Kentucky social service organizations that address transportation, dental/vision and foster/adoption support needs.

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“The Social Safety Net is critical to achieving positive outcomes for the seniors, and low-income children and families that WellCare serves,” said Elizabeth Starr, supervisor of WellCare of Kentucky’s Community Advocacy team.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it will award $20,000 in micro-grants to support Kentucky social service organizations that address transportation, dental/vision and foster/adoption support needs. Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services in these areas are encouraged to apply. The micro-grants will be awarded in denominations of $500, $1,000 or $1,500.

“The Social Safety Net is critical to achieving positive outcomes for the seniors, and low-income children and families that WellCare serves,” said Elizabeth Starr, supervisor of WellCare of Kentucky’s Community Advocacy team. “By offering these micro-grants, WellCare can augment funding for local, community-based public assistance organizations to help them maintain the vital services they offer and support the health and vitality of our members, their families and the community.”

Qualifying organizations can apply by completing a short application online at http://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission/. The application period is open until July 9, 2015. Awardees will be notified the week of August 14. For more information about the micro-grants, call 502-253-5194.

As of March 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 441,000 Medicaid members, 6,000 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 3.8 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2015. 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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