PRLog - March 7, 2012 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa, Florida (March 7, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that The WellCare Community Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to help Kentucky communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that swept across the commonwealth on March 2.
WellCare of Kentucky Associate Volunteers
“Our company and our associates are committed to doing whatever we can to help those who have been affected by this devastating event,” said Michael Minor, WellCare of Kentucky president. “This tragedy has not only affected our members, but also our own communities, neighbors and families, and we intend to help support those in need.”
WellCare of Kentucky is working with the commonwealth to ensure its members receive disaster assistance as well as uninterrupted access to health care services and supplies. Also, WellCare’s associates are organizing outreach events and will be volunteering their time to help victims in Lawrence, Morgan, Magoffin, Laurel and Kenton counties.
About The WellCare Community Foundation
The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a non-profit, private foundation. Its mission is to foster and promote the health, well-being and quality of life for the poor, distressed and other medically under-served populations – including, those who are elderly, young and indigent – and the communities in which they live. The WellCare Community Foundation carries out this mission by supporting work that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, and by assisting groups with serious and neglected health care needs. Underscoring this mission is The WellCare Community Foundation’s goal to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and quality health care, all of which improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life of targeted beneficiaries.
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, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company served approximately 2.6 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2011. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare.