Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 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 questions about Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Long Term Care health plans.
WellCare hosted local leaders including State Sen. Neil Breslin (D – Delmar), Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings and the Hon. Kathy Sheehan, Albany city treasurer, at the event.
“WellCare's new Welcome Room is an important community resource dedicated to informing residents about health care information, and it is my hope that our residents will utilize this great service,” said Jennings. “I applaud WellCare for their dedication to our community and look forward to continuing to work together to help educate our city on health care.”
During the grand opening, WellCare presented a check for $5,000 to the Capital City Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the homeless and poor in the Capital Region.
"WellCare has been a great partner with the Capital City Rescue Mission in serving those in need," said Perry Jones, executive director, Capital City Rescue Mission. "This generous donation will go a long way in helping us continue our mission to serve over 600 meals a day, provide shelter and clothe many people in the Capital Region needing our assistance."
“We are proud to be a part of the Albany community and support the work of the Capital City Rescue Mission in helping the hungry and homeless,” said John Burke, interim state president, WellCare of New York. “This Welcome Room is part of our efforts to help the citizens of upstate New York access the services and information they need to lead better and healthier lives.”
WellCare operates 21 Welcome Rooms throughout Florida, New York, Connecticut and Texas. 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 WellCare Welcome Room is located at 80 State St., Albany, N.Y. 12207.
As of June 30, 2013, WellCare serves approximately 84,000 Medicaid plan members, 41,000 Medicare Advantage plan members, 40,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 4,700 Managed Long Term Care members in New York.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.