NEWARK, N.J. and TAMPA, Fla., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of New Jersey, Inc., a WellCare (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that it will offer $10,000 in micro-grants to support social service organizations in New Jersey that address needs related to food access, caregiver mental health and community improvement.
Nonprofits 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.
"At WellCare, we understand the importance of supporting the social safety net to help improve and strengthen the communities we serve," said Aviva Woog, WellCare of New Jersey's community advocacy manager. "It can be hard for our members to prioritize their health when they have more urgent needs around food, transportation or shelter. By supporting community-based groups, we aim to assist people in reaching and maintaining their best possible health."
Qualifying organizations can apply by completing a short application online at http://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission/. The application period is open from April 5 to May 31, 2016. Awardees will be notified in June. For more information about the micro-grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of Dec. 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 54,000 Medicaid members, 1,000 Medicare Advantage members, 23,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members, and 2,300 Managed Long Term Care Services and Supports members in New Jersey.
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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