Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Andrew (Drew) Asher will join the company as senior vice president, effective on August 29. The company anticipates that Asher will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by the board of directors effective in November after the third quarter financial reporting process is completed. Until that time, Tom Tran will remain as CFO and will assist with Asher’s transition. Asher will report to Dave Gallitano, chairman of the board and CEO.
“Drew is a seasoned health care executive with a track record of driving profitable growth, building business partnerships, engaging capital markets and managing company-wide financial functions,” said Gallitano. “I am confident that Drew will be able to make significant contributions to our success.”
Asher is presently the CFO of Aetna’s Local and Regional Businesses, a position he has held since May 2013 when his former employer, Coventry Health Care, was acquired by Aetna. Asher was with Coventry for 15 years, most recently as senior vice president, corporate finance. During his tenure with Coventry, he had responsibility for financial planning and analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and procurement. He was vice president, finance and operations and CFO for Oxford Health Plans of Florida for two years before joining Coventry, and was a senior accountant and auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP for five years.
Asher holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and a master’s in Taxation from the University of Central Florida.
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 3.9 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.
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Additional information concerning these and other important risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), included under the captions "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2014, and other filings by WellCare with the SEC, which contain discussions of WellCare's business and the various factors that may affect it. Subsequent events and developments may cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from WellCare's forward-looking statements. WellCare undertakes no duty to update these forward-looking statements to reflect any future events, developments, or otherwise.