TAMPA, Fla., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This achievement makes WellCare a "Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Equality."
"We are thrilled that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized WellCare for our efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace," said WellCare CEO Ken Burdick. "Our 12,000+ associates, who never lose sight of our mission, vision and values, make WellCare a special place to work. We take pride in our meaningful work and commitment to create a culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and contribute to their greatest potential."
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that focuses on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. WellCare joins the ranks of more than 600 major U.S. businesses that received a perfect score this year.
In 2018, WellCare's efforts helped grow its culture of LGBTQ inclusion in several important areas, including:
- Supporting the formation of a LGBTQ+ Associate Resource Group
- Making gender transition guidelines available for associates and their managers
- Providing associate education on LGBTQ+ health matters
- Hosting a Pride flag raising event at headquarters
- Sponsoring the St. Pete Pride and Pasco Pride festivals
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2018. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
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