WellCare Donates $10,000 To The Broward Education Foundation To Support Those Impacted By Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced the WellCare Community Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Broward Education Foundation to help those impacted by the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

WellCare Community Foundation Logo (PRNewsFoto/WellCare Health Plans, Inc.)

"We are devastated by the horrifying act of violence that occurred in one of our local communities," said Ken Burdick, WellCare's CEO. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and families going through this tragedy, and we hope this donation will help those affected through this difficult time."

WellCare would also like to remind its members that crisis counselors are available 24/7 and can be reached at the Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 1-855-606-3622.

Anyone impacted by this tragedy can also call WellCare's Community Assistance Line (CAL) to help with needed social services. WellCare has a referral database with thousands of Florida-based community organizations and programs available to help with social support services. The CAL operates Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. To contact the line for assistance, please call 866-775-2192 (main line) or 855-628-7552 (video relay).   

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.

About the WellCare Community Foundation The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a nonprofit, private foundation. Its mission is to foster and promote the health, well-being and quality of life for the poor, distressed and other medically under-served populations - including those who are elderly, young and indigent - and the communities in which they live. The WellCare Community Foundation carries out this mission by supporting work that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, and by assisting groups with serious and neglected health needs. Underscoring this mission is the WellCare Community Foundation's goal to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and quality health care, all of which improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life of targeted beneficiaries.

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