ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that it is assisting local communities impacted by the devastating tornados that swept across South Georgia on Jan. 22, 2017.
WellCare delivered toiletries, diapers, underwear, socks and other needed relief supplies to Friendship Baptist Church, Open Arms, Inc. and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. These organizations are housing and feeding those who were affected by the storm.
"We are committed to helping support our neighbors as they recover from this devastating event," said Gregg MacDonald, senior vice president, division president, WellCare. "We appreciate the work of these agencies providing much-needed disaster relief services to our local communities."
WellCare of Georgia is working to ensure its members receive disaster assistance as well as uninterrupted access to health care services and supplies. For more information about WellCare's benefits in Georgia, please visit www.wellcare.com/Georgia. To contact WellCare's Community Assistance Line for social services assistance, call 866-775-2192 (main line) or 855-628-7552 (video relay).
As of Sept. 30, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 578,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® plan members, 39,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 23,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia. To learn more about how we care for Georgians, watch Gloria's story at http://youtu.be/qyn-nywze04.
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-supports-tornado-relief-efforts-in-georgia-300397215.html
SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.