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WellCare To Offer Medicare Plan Information At Select Walgreens In 12 States

TAMPA, Fla.- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is collaborating with Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) to staff select stores in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas with WellCare benefit consultants who are available to provide Medicare beneficiaries with information about Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs, including options offered by WellCare. The consultants are in stores for the remainder of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), which ends Dec. 7.
«WellCare is pleased to work with Walgreens on this important initiative,» said Troy Hildreth, WellCare’s vice president of marketing, sales and business development. «With all of the new health care law changes, we know many people have questions about benefits and how they can ensure they are getting the most out of their health care coverage options. Together with Walgreens, we can help provide Medicare beneficiaries with the information needed to make good, informed choices.»
This joint effort with Walgreens enables WellCare benefit consultants to share information and answer important questions about new preventative services like the immunizations program and the new annual wellness visits that are both available at no charge to WellCare Medicare Plan members.
«There are changes to Medicare each year and important information beneficiaries need to know, whether they’re selecting a plan for the first time or evaluating if their current plan is still the best option,» said Suzanne Hansen, Walgreens group vice president of pharmacy operations. «With the Medicare population growing rapidly each day, more and more people 65 and older are seeking personalized care from our community pharmacists to help them get, stay and live well.»
Eligible Medicare beneficiaries who speak with a WellCare benefit consultant will receive a $10 Walgreens Wellness Card. Cards are good toward purchases on most items at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores. For more information about WellCare events at a Walgreens store near you, please call 1-866-765-4385.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.6 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at www.wellcare.com.