WellCare Sponsors Health Fair For Bronx, N.Y. Seniors

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WellCare recently organized a health fair to help seniors in the Bronx learn more about healthy living. The event included health screenings and senior-specific advice on living well.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Enhancing our members’ health and quality of life is a key part of our mission, said Kevin Conroy, president, WellCare of New York. WellCare is committed to the Bronx and to helping people in this community live better, healthier lives.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently organized a health fair at the James Monroe Senior Center to help seniors in the Bronx learn more about healthy living. The event included health screenings and senior-specific advice on living well.

Councilwoman Annabel Palma and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo joined more than 200 seniors from the Fort Independence, James Monroe, Rain Eastchester, Sotomayor and Soundview senior centers. The seniors received hearing screenings from the Center for Hearing and Communications and blood pressure and glucose screenings from the Bronx Lebanon Medical Center. The New York City Fire Department, Citibank, the New York City Power Authority and the New York City Housing Authority provided information on personal safety, housing and financial planning.

“I'm truly grateful for all the work that WellCare does in our community, not only through quality health care services and excellent customer service, but for reinvesting so many resources into our communities and supporting various groups and events,” said Assemblyman Crespo.

“Enhancing our members’ health and quality of life is a key part of our mission,” said Kevin Conroy, president, WellCare of New York. “WellCare is committed to the Bronx and to helping people in this community live better, healthier lives.”

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. 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 2.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com/.

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