COLUMBIA, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of South Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is a presenting sponsor of the fourth annual Hip-Hop Family Day to be held April 9, 2016 in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. As part of its participation and sponsorship, WellCare will provide information on its Medicaid and Medicare benefits, and help South Carolina Healthy Connections members with the recertification of their Medicaid health care coverage.
Hip-Hop Family Day, one of Columbia's largest music events, is a free annual family festival organized by Love, Peace & Hip-Hop. In its fourth year, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop's mission is to provide support, through charity and awareness, to other nonprofit organizations that offer direct services such education, employment and economic development to the community.
"We are privileged to be the title sponsor of Hip-Hop Family Day, whose mission is have the community come together for a day of peace and unity, which aligns with WellCare's drive to support the health and well-being of our members, their families and communities at large," said Kathy Warner, WellCare's state president for South Carolina.
"Hip-Hop Family Day is focused on providing the community with an avenue to connect with organizations that alleviate many of the issues affecting communities throughout America, lack of access to quality health and education chief among them," said Shekeese Duvall, executive committee chair for Love, Peace & Hip-Hop. "We are proud to work with WellCare, a company that makes it a priority to build relationships with community-based social service agencies, to improve public health and connect the state's most vulnerable populations with the services they need to lead better, healthier lives."
This year's Hip-Hop Family Day headliner is KRS-One. In addition to live music, there will be art exhibits, educational activities, dance performances and plenty of great food and drinks.
To learn more about Love, Peace and Hip-Hop, and the 2016 Hip-Hop Day, visit www.lovepeacehiphop.com.
As of Dec. 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 60,000 Medicaid members, 26,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 3,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.
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. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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.
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