Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Chrissie Cooper has rejoined the company as region president, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Cooper is responsible for leading the company’s Medicare Advantage and Medicaid businesses, as well as expansion efforts, in these states. Cooper will report to Alec Cunningham, CEO.
Cooper initially joined WellCare in 2006 and most recently served as president of WellCare’s Florida and Hawaii Division from December 2009 to March 2013. Prior to joining WellCare, she held several leadership positions at PacifiCare Health Systems, and she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Chrissie back to WellCare,” said Cunningham. “She established a strong track record of success while leading our Florida and Hawaii markets, and I am confident that she will maintain that momentum as we execute our business strategy and growth initiatives in Arizona, California and Hawaii.”
“I am eager to rejoin this dynamic organization,” said Cooper. “WellCare is focused on serving members by partnering with our government customers and providers to deliver quality, cost-effective health care solutions. I look forward to delivering on this mission in Arizona, California and Hawaii.”
As of June 30, 2013, WellCare serves approximately 4,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and approximately 14,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Arizona. In California, WellCare serves approximately 55,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and approximately 72,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members. In Hawaii, WellCare serves approximately 8,000 Medicare Advantage plan members, 35,000 Medicaid plan members and 1,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
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.