Munson Named State President of WellCare of Kentucky

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WellCare has named Kelly Munson State President, Kentucky, effective Aug. 11.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that it has named Kelly Munson State President, Kentucky, effective Aug. 11. She will have responsibility for WellCare’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses, and will lead the company’s future business initiatives in the commonwealth. Munson has served as Chief Operating Officer of WellCare of Kentucky since August 2012 and has been with WellCare since 2006.

“Kelly is well-suited to lead WellCare’s business in Kentucky as we continue to refine and enhance our program in the commonwealth,” said Dan Paquin, WellCare’s President, National Health Plans. “Her operational experience will be a significant asset as we build on the strong foundation established since we began serving Kentucky members in 2011.”

“WellCare’s Kentucky team is singularly focused on serving our members day in and day out, and I look forward to continuing our work together, in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and our providers, to deliver quality, cost-effective health care solutions,” said Munson.

Munson joined WellCare in 2006, serving in positions of increasing responsibility for WellCare’s Ohio health plan in the areas of operations and regulatory compliance. Before that, she held operational positions with Old World Classics, HomeTown Health Network and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Munson graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and public health nutrition, and did graduate work in public administration at the University of Akron.

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

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