WellCare Opens San Antonio Welcome Room

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A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
"This facility will assist WellCare members, as well as seniors throughout the community, get access to the tools and information they need to lead better and healthier lives,” said Frank Heyliger, WellCare Southwest Region President.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, invites the public to the May 10 opening of its Welcome Room in San Antonio, Texas. WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates to answer questions about Medicare health plans as well as eligibility.

The grand opening celebration will be held Friday, May 10 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. It will include entertainment by a local mariachi band, door prizes and feature a remote broadcast by Inspiration 4 Life Radio. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, is scheduled to deliver brief remarks, and will join local elected officials and community leaders at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will be held at 742 NW Loop 410, Suite 117, San Antonio, TX 78216.

WellCare operates 14 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. This new facility will be a valuable resource for the approximately 236,000 Medicare-eligible residents of the San Antonio area.

“WellCare’s San Antonio Welcome Room can provide seniors with crucial information about their eligibility for a range of health care options,” said state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio. “It's an important service, especially with all of the health care law changes, and I'm pleased WellCare has chosen to locate this facility in our community.”

“WellCare’s mission is to partner with health care providers, governments and communities to provide quality, cost-effective health care solutions,” said Frank Heyliger, WellCare Southwest Region President. “Every day we have the privilege of helping beneficiaries in the San Antonio area, and this facility will assist WellCare members, as well as seniors throughout the community, get access to the tools and information they need to lead better and healthier lives.”

As of March 2013, WellCare serves over 18,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and over 76,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Texas. For more information about WellCare and its products and services, call 1-866-765-4385 or visit http://www.wellcare.com.

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 2.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.

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