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WellCare Opens Welcome Room In Flushing NY

A Health Care Information, Education And Sales Facility

New York City Councilman Peter Koo and WellCare’s Megan Izzo, Elizabeth Rosado and Chang Xie cut the ribbon at WellCare’s Flushing Welcome Room.
New York City Councilman Peter Koo and WellCare’s Megan Izzo, Elizabeth Rosado and Chang Xie cut the ribbon at WellCare’s Flushing Welcome Room.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Flushing, N.Y., Welcome Room serving those living in and around the borough of Queens. WellCare hosted local leaders at the event including New York City Councilman Peter Koo, District ‎20.

WellCare’s Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health care information, education and sales centers that are open to the public and staffed by WellCare associates who can answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Long Term Care health plans.

“Queens’ population is growing, particularly in neighborhoods such as Flushing,” said Koo. “With this growth comes an increased demand for access to quality health care services. WellCare’s expansion into Flushing could not come at a better time. With a solid track record of providing health plans to over 3 million people in this country, their services and expertise will be a welcomed addition to the Flushing community.”

“We are proud to offer the people of Flushing and Queens a new resource that will provide health information in a culturally relevant way,” said John Burke, president, WellCare of New York. “One way we will do this is by supporting the Asian community with services available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghai, Fujianese and Taiwanese.”

WellCare operates 22 Welcome Rooms throughout Florida, New York, Connecticut and Texas. They offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions about health plans, find out if they are eligible for extra benefits, get online to search for more information and enroll in a WellCare health plan. The WellCare Welcome Room is located at 135-16 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, N.Y. 11354.

As of March 31, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 93,000 Medicaid, 50,000 Medicare Advantage, 55,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and 6,000 Managed Long Term Care members in New York.

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 3.5 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at

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