TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services selected WellCare of Kentucky to continue serving the Commonwealth's Medicaid Managed Care program in all eight of the program's regions. The new contract begins on July 1, 2015 and is for one year. It may be extended for four additional one-year renewals at the Commonwealth's discretion.
"WellCare of Kentucky is proud to continue working with the Commonwealth to provide quality, cost-effective health care solutions that deliver better health outcomes for the children, families, seniors and disabled members we serve," said Kelly Munson, WellCare's senior vice president and regional president for Kentucky, as well as six additional states. "We have been a part of Kentucky's Medicaid Managed Care program since it began in 2011, and we look forward to working with the state, providers and community organizations to further strengthen the care we coordinate."
WellCare of Kentucky will continue to coordinate medical, behavioral and dental health for eligible Medicaid recipients in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) programs.
As of March 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 441,000 Medicaid members, 6,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 21,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Kentucky. To learn more about how we care for Kentuckians, watch Brandi's story at http://youtu.be/YwOw5EgeSYo.
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 www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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