NASHVILLE, Tenn. and TAMPA, Fla., June 16, 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, food assistance or utility support. 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.
"The community organizations that create the social safety net offer supports that are critical to achieving positive outcomes for the seniors and low-income children and families that WellCare serves," said Tim Mullen, WellCare's chief operating officer of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. "WellCare's micro-grant program is one facet of our commitment to building partnerships with community organizations that offer support in meeting basic social needs, including assistance with transportation, food assistance and utility support."
Qualifying organizations can apply by completing a short application online at http://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission. The application period is open until July 15, 2016. Awardees will be notified in August. For more information about the micro-grants, contact Chris Swigon at (813) 206-4214.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare serves 99,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 39,000 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 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 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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