Beeman holds a master's degree in business administration as well as a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Madras in India.As of Dec. 31, 2017, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 193,000 members in Illinois, including 138,000 Medicaid members, 18,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 37,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members. 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 4.4 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 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-names-chuck-beeman-illinois-state-president-300600207.html SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it has named Chuck Beeman state president for Illinois, effective Feb. 26. In this role, Beeman will have responsibility for the overall strategy and operations of Harmony Health Plan as well as its Medicare Advantage plans. He will report to David Reynolds, senior vice president for WellCare's northern division."Chuck was instrumental in WellCare's successful expansion in Kentucky, and I am excited that he is bringing his deep understanding of healthcare operations to Illinois," said Reynolds. "His leadership experience will be an asset as Harmony helps members throughout the state achieve the best possible health outcomes through access to quality providers and strong relationships with state and community partners." "The Harmony team is focused on providing our members and stakeholders with quality service and the right care in the right setting. I look forward to working with these talented associates to position WellCare as a top-ranked managed care program in Illinois," said Beeman. Beeman joined WellCare in 2007 as senior director of its information technology department. He most recently served as the vice president of network strategy and provider relations where he implemented processes that placed more than half of WellCare members with high-quality providers. He also served as vice president of provider network operations and analytics at the Florida Hospital Population Health Services Organization.