WellCare is a publicly-traded health insurance company headquartered in Tampa, FL. The company provides managed care services through Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid plans to 5.5 million plan members as of September, 2018. WellCare plan members include families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs.
WellCare contracts with more than 570,000 health care providers and employs over 9,000 associates nationwide.1
WellCare’s vision is to “be a leader in government-sponsored health care programs in collaboration with our members, providers and government partners. We foster a rewarding and enriching culture to inspire our associates to do well for others and themselves.”1
An HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Medicare Advantage plan often requires you to select a primary care physician (PCP) to coordinate your medical care. Some Medicare HMO plans may require you to get a referral from your PCP in order to see other health care specialists throughout your plan’s network.
Some HMO plans will not cover health care services you receive outside of your plan network. If you require out-of-network care, you may pay higher out-of-pocket costs than if you received care within your plan network.
An SNP (Special Needs Plan) is a type of Medicare Advantage plan that can offer specialized services and support to plan members who have a particular disease or financial circumstance. Not all Medicare Advantage SNPs require you to visit providers within your plan network, but you should ask your plan provider directly to find out more about your coverage.
WellCare also has a toll-free Community Assistance Line that helps connect people to various social service programs. These programs include help with food, education, finances, transportation, homelessness, disabilities, child care and more.
1 WellCare.com. Company Overview. (Updated Jan. 12, 2017). Retrieved from www.wellcare.com/Corporate/Company-Overview.
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