WellCare Gives $15,000 to Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs To Provide New Sports Equipment for After-School Programs

Jan 19, 2016, 08:30 ET from WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Florida, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), contributed $15,000 to the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to provide new sports equipment for the organization's statewide after-school programs.

"WellCare understands the importance of supporting organizations that help to strengthen the communities where our members live," said Gregg MacDonald, state president of WellCare of Florida. "The Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs has a long history of helping to enable young people, especially those who need help most, to reach their full potential."

The money will be distributed to local clubs across the state to assist with updating sports equipment like basketballs, baseball helmets and gymnastic mats. There are 243 Boys & Girls Club sites statewide supporting approximately 114,000 young people.

"We rely on our community partners like WellCare to assist us in our efforts to help children become healthy, productive and successful adults," said Daniel Lyons, executive director, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. "This contribution will allow our clubs to replace outdated equipment to ensure that the more than 114,000 children who pass through our doors each day are able to engage in safe, fun and healthy active play."

WellCare of Florida offers its eligible Staywell Kids members financial support toward the cost of memberships to their local Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information about this benefit, members can call the number on the back of their WellCare identification cards.

As of Sept. 30, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 787,000 Medicaid members, 65,000 Florida Healthy Kids members, 108,000 Medicare Advantage members and 40,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Florida.

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 Sept. 30, 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.

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