WellCare Health Plans overview

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services. Launched in 1985, they aim to assist families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Today, WellCare served approximately 6.4 million members nationwide as of September 2019.

Wellcare was established in 1985 in Florida as a Medicaid provider. The company when public in 2004. Since 2012, the company has acquired a number of smaller Medicare and Medicaid supplement providers in order to expand the company's national coverage.

In 2020 a merger between WellCare and Centene closed, making the two the largest US health insurer, with around 22m members. The total value of the transaction was around $17.3bn.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. 


Map showing the location of WellCare Health Plans

Tampa, United States

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Key people

Michael Yount Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Edward Ullman Founder
D. Robert Graham Board of Director
Richard C. Breon Board of Director
Christian P. Michalik Board of Directors
Drew Asher Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Blair Todt Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary
Ken Burdick Chief Executive Officer
Kevin F. Hickey Board of Director
Roel C. Campos Board of Director
Carol J. Burt Board of Director
Paul Weaver Member of the Board of Directors
Mike Polen Senior Vice President, Medicare and Operations
Dave Reynolds Senior Vice President, Division President
Glenn Steele Member of the Board of Directors
Kenneth Burdick Board of Director
William L. Trubeck Board of Director
Michael Radu Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Business Development
Kelly Munson Senior Vice President, Division President and Product
Larry Anderson Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Robert London Senior Medical Director
Kyle Strong Benefits Consultant