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WellCare Rebrands Its Windsor Medicare Advantage Plans


Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans previously offered by Windsor Health Group, Inc. have been rebranded as WellCare MA plans for the 2015 Open Enrollment Period (OEP). WellCare completed the acquisition of Windsor Health Group on Jan. 1, 2014.

During OEP, which ends on Dec. 7, Medicare-eligible individuals in Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee will be able to select WellCare MA plans that are specifically designed to meet the needs of cost-conscious seniors. Some plans offer a $ 0 premium combined with benefits that go beyond original Medicare, including a 24-hour nurse advice line, dental, vision, hearing, transportation, fitness and over-the-counter benefits. Additionally, there are new plans being made available in select counties, such as premium give-back plans, to bring more choices to Medicare beneficiaries. With WellCare’s expertise in serving millions of Medicaid members, some of these plans are good options for Medicare beneficiaries who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

WellCare’s Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan members can fill their prescriptions at any of the more than 60,000 WellCare network pharmacies nationwide. Starting in 2015, WellCare also helps its MAPD members save on their medications by offering preferred cost sharing at certain network pharmacies. These pharmacies include Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kmart, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Walmart. Members who select mail-order pharmacy service, available through CVS Caremark, will have $ 0 co-pays for their preferred generic (Tier 1) medications and significant savings on many other prescriptions.

“WellCare is committed to understanding the health and social service needs of all of our members and to providing them with access to quality care and services,” said Kelly Munson, region president, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. “We are excited to bring WellCare’s MA plans to new communities and to further our work to help our members lead better, healthier lives.”

“WellCare works to deliver benefits and services in a way that enhances our members’ health and quality of life,” said Dave Shafer, state president, South Carolina. “We are pleased to be able to offer new options to value-conscious seniors in South Carolina.”

Across the country, WellCare MA plans are available to more than 19 million Medicare-eligible residents in 402 counties. As of Sept. 30, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 371,000 MA members nationwide.

For information on becoming a WellCare member, or to learn more about the company’s plans and services, please visit http://www.wellcare.com or call 1-877-891-3262 (TTY/TDD 711) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 4 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at http://www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at http://youtu.be/tWeMyxFaxgE.