WellCare Appoints Rose Hauser As Senior Vice President And Chief Information Officer

Hauser will be a member of WellCare’s senior management team and will report to Dave Gallitano, chairman of the board and CEO.

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Rose’s significant experience in leading transformation and driving operational improvements that achieve business results will help us manage our expansion and enhance our quality of care and service.

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that, effective today, Rose Hauser has been named the company’s senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Hauser will be a member of WellCare’s senior management team and will report to Dave Gallitano, chairman of the board and CEO.

“Rose’s significant experience in leading transformation and driving operational improvements that achieve business results will help us manage our expansion and enhance the quality of care and service that we provide to members, providers and government customers,” said Gallitano.

Hauser most recently spent two years as executive vice president and CIO for FairPoint Communications, a leading telecom and broadband provider. Previously, she was senior vice president and CIO for Hawaiian Telcom from 2008 to 2011. She was vice president, systems for Freddie Mac, and prior to that was vice president, systems for MCI. She was vice president - systems, architecture for XO Communications and spent four years with Verizon, first as vice president – strategic billing & business solutions and later as group information officer. Hauser also spent several years as a management consultant and software architect.

Hauser holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of science degree in finance, both from Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.

“I’m looking forward to joining the WellCare team, and contributing to the company’s efforts to help members lead better and healthier lives,” said Hauser.

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 Sept. 30, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.

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