NASHVILLE, Tenn. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it will award $10,000 in micro-grants to support social service organizations in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee that address needs related to transportation, veterans' services, free cell phone programs and dental care. Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services in these areas are encouraged to apply. The micro-grants will be awarded in denominations of $500, $1,000 and $1,500.
"WellCare's micro-grant program allows us to build partnerships with organizations that are working to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of the members we serve," said Tim Mullen, WellCare's chief operating officer in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Qualifying organizations can now apply by completing a short application online at http://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission. The application period will be open until Oct. 15, 2016. Awardees will be notified in November. For more information about the micro-grants, contact Chris Swigon, WellCare's regional manager of community advocacy, at (813) 206-4214.
As of June 30, 2016, WellCare serves 98,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 41,000 Medicare Advantage members in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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 June 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.
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