Tampa, FL | September 18, 2012 — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation to assist local communities impacted by Hurricane Isaac.
“WellCare and our associates are pleased to lend support to our New Orleans neighbors as they recover from this devastating event,” said Lyle Luman, WellCare of Louisiana president. “This storm has affected not only our own members, but our neighbors and families as well. We appreciate the work of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the key role they are playing in bringing needed disaster relief services to our communities.”
“We are very grateful for the quick response and support from WellCare to the people in Southeast Louisiana,” said Martha Landrum, vice president of marketing and communications, Greater New Orleans Foundation. “Funds are going directly to nonprofit organizations that are providing food, shelter, and clothing to the individuals and families who were forced to vacate their homes because of flooding from Hurricane Isaac.”
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 June 30, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at www.wellcare.com.
About The WellCare Community Foundation
The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a non-profit, 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.
About the Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with its family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs. dev.gnof.org