"We are pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition and welcome Care1st Arizona to our family of health plans," said Ken Burdick, WellCare's chief executive officer. "This acquisition marks our entrance into our eleventh Medicaid state, further geographically diversifying our business in an attractive market."
"Scott has deep experience leading successful health plan operations in Arizona," said Munson. "I expect his leadership to contribute significantly to our efforts to work in partnership with providers and the state to deliver quality health care and service for Arizonans."
"I spent nearly 10 years leading the Care1st Arizona business and am excited to join WellCare, which shares our strong commitment to delivering high-quality care for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries," said Cummings. "We will continue to support our members' health care needs through our integrated, community-oriented approach."
Cummings was the chief administrative officer for Care1st Arizona. Prior to joining Care1st Arizona, he served in other executive roles, including chief operating officer at Phoenix Health Plan/Abrazo Advantage Health Plan and administrative director for Cigna Community Choice.
Cummings has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kent State University in Ohio. He serves on the Arizona Health e-Connection Board and Network Leadership Council, is a board officer of the Arizona Association of Health Plans, and a board member of the Pima Community Access Program.
For more information, Care1st Arizona (Medicaid) members and providers can visit www.care1st.com/az or call toll-free 866-560-4042, and One Care (Medicare) members and providers can visit www.care1st.com/az/medicare or call toll-free 877-778-1855.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellcare-completes-acquisition-of-care1st-health-plan-arizona-300384410.html
SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.