WellCare Now Serves More Than 102,000 Medicare Advantage Members in Florida
Company Continues to Offer Florida’s Seniors No-Premium Options in 2015
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has grown to serve more than 102,000 Medicare Advantage members in Florida. During the Open Enrollment Period, which ends on Dec. 7, Medicare-eligible Floridians will be able to sign up for the company’s plans in 52 Florida counties.
These plans are designed to save seniors money by offering options across the state, many of which have a $0 premium, while continuing to offer additional benefits beyond original Medicare that include dental, vision, hearing, transportation, fitness and over-the-counter benefits. WellCare of Florida also continues to help beneficiaries save on Medicare Part D medications by offering preferred cost sharing on all Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans at certain network pharmacies in 2015. These pharmacies include Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart and Kroger.
Additionally, because of WellCare’s expertise in serving hundreds of thousands of Medicaid members, some of these plans continue to be good options for Medicare beneficiaries who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
“We strive to serve the full spectrum of Medicare-eligible individuals by offering seniors the ability to choose the benefits and costs that make the most sense for their lifestyles and health status,” said Gregg MacDonald, president, WellCare of Florida. "We work diligently to ensure the plan our members select will help them to achieve and maintain optimal health.
"If you have questions about WellCare’s Medicare plans or have general Medicare questions, please visit www.WellCarenow.com or call 1-877-891-3262 (TTY/TDD 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
WellCare serves approximately 628,000 Medicaid plan members, 75,000 Florida Healthy Kids members, 102,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 62,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Florida. To learn more about how we care for Floridians, watch Moise’s story at http://youtu.be/DmbKu8U7Ea8.
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 3.9 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at http://youtu.be/tWeMyxFaxgE
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