WellCare to Create 250 Full-Time Jobs and to Open Nine Offices in Iowa

Nov 18, 2015, 08:30 ET from WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

DES MOINES, Iowa and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it is creating 250 full-time positions and opening nine offices across the state of Iowa to support the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care for WellCare members who participate in Iowa's Medicaid Managed Care program, IA Health Link, the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, and the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) programs.

The new positions feature competitive wages and benefits. Jobs include clinical positions, such as case managers and behavioral health professionals, as well as non-clinical positions, including member and provider outreach, network development, finance and operations professionals. In addition, approximately 150 positions in Tampa, Florida, will support the coordination of care for WellCare of Iowa Inc. members.

"WellCare is a great place to work for people who want to make a meaningful difference," said Lauralie Rubel, state president of WellCare of Iowa. "It means doing well for others, while doing well for your career. We are excited to bring more professional jobs to Iowa and look forward to partnering with the state, providers and communities to help Iowans live better, healthier lives."

WellCare of Iowa's main office will be located in West Des Moines, with regional offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluff and Des Moines. WellCare Welcome Rooms, neighborhood health care information and education centers that offer one-on-one assistance to individuals eligible for Medicaid, will be located in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, Ottumwa and Sioux City.

WellCare will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Marriott West Des Moines on 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway. For more information about WellCare jobs and upcoming job fairs, or to apply online, please visit www.wellcare.jobs.

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 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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