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TAMPA, Fla. (March 4, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today
announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $50,000 to
MacDonald Training Center Foundation, which helps sustain the operations of
MacDonald Training Center (MTC), a Tampa, Fla.-based non-profit organization
that provides educational, vocational and residential support services for
people with disabilities.
The organizations have also launched a new partnership to research, identify and
implement opportunities for WellCare to expand its workforce through the
inclusion of diverse employees. These new employees may include people with
disabilities, military veterans and others.
"At WellCare, our future success will depend largely on our ability to build a
high-quality workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate," said
Larry Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for
WellCare. "To that end, we
look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship
WellCare plans to execute its workforce diversity and inclusion goals through a
two-phase approach. During the first phase, MTC will assemble an advisory
council to conduct research and compile best practice recommendations for
WellCare. During the second phase, the advisory council will help WellCare
implement workforce expansion and diversification plans as well as provide
"MTC is proud to partner with WellCare on this commendable initiative," said Jim
Freyvogel, president and CEO of MTC. "Working together to fully diversify a
major corporation is an exciting opportunity that will positively impact the
lives of many people who live in the Tampa Bay area, including many with
MTC has been providing innovative employment services to the Tampa Bay community
for more than 30 years. During this time, the organization has trained and
placed thousands of individuals with a wide breadth of physical and intellectual
challenges into successful employment throughout the community. To read more
about MTC, visit www.macdonaldcenter.org.
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, Fla., 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 2.7 million members nationwide as
of Dec. 31, 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 underserved
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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