WellCare Hosts Senior Day at Florida State Fair on Feb. 12

Event Features Seminars on Healthy Aging, Caregiving and Telemedicine

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

TAMPA, Fla, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Florida, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is a sponsor of Senior Day at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 12, 2016. Event highlights include physician-led seminars on healthy aging, caregiving advice and advances in telemedicine, along with information about resources and services designed to help seniors live better, healthier lives.

"This event will allow us to provide seniors with information about how to get and stay healthy, the importance of preventive screenings and regular checkups, and the need for people who have stepped up to care for others to also care for themselves," said Dr. Alan Smith, senior medical director for WellCare of Florida.

WellCare Senior Day Stage speakers include:

  • Dr. Jorge Cisneros, of VeriMed Health Group, speaking at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 about managing diabetes
  • Dr. Jamie Huysman, of WellMed Medical Management, speaking at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 on "Take Your Oxygen First," which focuses on caregivers and dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Dr. Jose Garcia, of American Care, Inc., speaking at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 about advances in telemedicine involving after-hours care and specialists.
  • Dr. Pariksith Singh, of Access Healthcare Physicians, speaking at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 about wellness and prevention tips for seniors.

In addition, the WellCare Senior Day Stage area will include information about the Silver Sneakers program geared toward seniors in local fitness facilities.

"We are very excited to partner with WellCare to bring these seminars to the Florida State Fair on Feb. 12. I am certain that our seniors will appreciate this enhancement to their fair experience," said Charles Pesano, executive director of the Florida State Fair Authority.

The 2016 Florida State Fair runs February 4-15 at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa. For more information, visit www.floridastatefair.com or Facebook.com/floridastatefairgrounds.

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.

WellCare (HMO) is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in WellCare (HMO) depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information.  Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply.  Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.  A sales person will be present with information and applications.  For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-866-530-9491 (TTY 1-877-247-6272).  There is no obligation to enroll. Please contact WellCare for details.

About the Florida State Fair The Florida State Fair Authority (FSFA) operates from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other events throughout the year.  Although the FSFA is an instrumentality of the state of Florida, it does not receive any annual tax appropriations from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County or the State.  The FSFA operates under the direction of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and its Board of Directors.

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