New York State Department of Health Renews WellCare's Medicaid Contract Through 2019

Jul 08, 2015, 09:15 ET from WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the New York State Department of Health renewed the company's contract to continue serving New York's Medicaid Managed Care program in Albany, Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, New York, Orange, Queens, Rensselaer, Rockland and Ulster counties. The new contract runs through February 2019 and does not require annual renewals.

"Since 2002, WellCare has partnered with the New York State Department of Health to coordinate quality care for children, families, seniors and the disabled," said John J. Burke, state president of WellCare of New York. "We look forward to continuing to work with the state, providers and communities to help our members access the care and services they need to live better, healthier lives."

Under this contract, WellCare of New York will continue to coordinate medical, behavioral and dental health care for eligible Medicaid recipients in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.

As of March 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 109,000 Medicaid members, 46,000 Medicare Advantage members, 57,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 7,000 Managed Long Term Care members in New York.

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 March 31, 2015. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at or view the company's videos at

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