TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans throughout the country, today announced the donation of $1 million to Volunteer Florida, the state's lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during and after disasters.
"WellCare's culture is built around caring for those who are most vulnerable, and there is no one more vulnerable than someone who has experienced a natural disaster the size and magnitude of Hurricane Irma," said Ken Burdick, WellCare's CEO. "Almost half of our workforce is based in Florida, with the vast majority in the Tampa area, and a sizeable portion of our membership resides within the state. It is our duty, as a leading corporate citizen, to help the state, our members, associates and the local communities get back on their feet."
In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida coordinates with Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs. The organization provides staffing during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center, mobilizes and deploys resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disasters, and operates the volunteer and donations hotline and the Florida Donations Portal.
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 served approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
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