CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today a $1,500 contribution to Easter Seals Joliet Region to assist the organization in providing scholarships for children with disabilities to a variety of summer programs. The programs include horseback riding, camping and golf, which have both a therapeutic component as well as a social opportunity.
"For more than 100 years, Easter Seals has been helping children and adults with disabilities receive resources and opportunities to assist them in achieving their life goals," said Dr. Robert Hilliard, Jr., president, Harmony Health Plan. "Harmony is committed to supporting organizations like the Easter Seals to help ensure those in need have access to the tools and services designed to deliver better health and quality of life."
"Easter Seals Joliet Region is grateful for the support from Harmony Health Plan," said Deb Strahanoski, development manager at Easter Seals Joliet Region. "Easter Seals is you, your family, your neighbors, and your friends refusing to give up. It is believing that everyone with a disability can reach their potential, and knowing the world can be a better place if we all work together."
As of Dec. 31, 2015, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 215,500 members in Illinois, including 168,000 Medicaid members, 15,500 Medicare Advantage plan members and 32,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
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 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.