LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), has been named one of the best places to work in Kentucky."When we show a level of caring for our associates that makes them feel like more than just an employee, it translates to a deep caring and commitment to our members and a feeling that we are part of something bigger and can achieve anything we set out to do," said Bill Jones, WellCare of Kentucky president. This was the 14 th year companies were honored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM). The selection process is based on an assessment of the company's employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. The competition is designed to motivate companies to "focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence." The companies will be honored at an awards dinner on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center. Winner rankings will be announced at that event. WellCare, which employs approximately 230 people in five offices in Kentucky, was honored in the "Large Company" category. Companies were placed in size categories based on the number of employees they have in the United States, but only Kentucky employees were surveyed for the award. As of Sept. 30, 2017, WellCare serves approximately 446,000 Medicaid members, 9,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 23,000 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 4.3 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2017. 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.View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellcare-named-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-kentucky-300587864.html SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.