WellCare offers affordable Medicare plans and was recently acquired by Centene Corporation.
In 1985, Wellcare began as a Medicaid provider for the state of Florida, with operations in Tampa, Florida. After the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 was passed, WellCare began offering Medicare Part C, now called Medicare Advantage. In 2003, it offered Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage. In 2004, Wellcare went public. In November 2013, WellCare appointed Chairman David Gallitano to serve as interim CEO. He increased spending on technology and famously dorned the walls with photographs and portraits of health plan members, including people who suffer from chronic conditions like cancer, homelessness and hunger. In 2014, WellCare hired Kenneth Burdick as the new CEO and board member. He’d originally joined the company as the president of national health plans but was promoted first to president and COO and eventually CEO. In September 2017, Wellcare announced a rebrand with a focus on holistic health: “Beyond Healthcare: A Better You.” In October 2017, Wellcare announced the UNC Health Alliance primary care physicians and specialists into its Medicare Advantage network. Wellcare operates in 20 states and was recognized by Fortune Magazine as One of the World’s Most Admired Companies in January 2018. In January 2020, Wellcare was acquired by Centene Corporation.
|Medicare Star Rating||3.5 stars (out of 5)|
|iOS||1.7 stars (out of 5)||132 users|
|Android||2.8 stars (out of 5)||574 users|
The MyWellCare app allows you to keep track of your benefits, look for providers, and use it as a digital ID Card.
Your doctor or care provider should submit a claim to the insurer. You should be covered except for copay. Your insurer will send you an explanation of benefits. If you owe anything, your doctor will send you a bill. If you visit an out-of-network provider, you will not be covered unless it was an emergency. Call 1-800-919-8807 with any additional questions.
WellCare provides managed care services through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription Drug plans.
WellCare received 3.57 stars out of 5 by Medicare’s rating system. It has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Wellcare has a network of providers. To find a WellCare provider or to see if your doctor accepts Wellcare, visit here.
Centene acquired Wellcare in January 2020.
WellCare offers Medicaid and Medicare plans.
Healthplex is WellCare's dental network provider. They do not cover dental implants.
People who qualify for Medicaid and Medicare qualify for WellCare health insurance.
Wellcare offers Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage. They also offer Medicare Part D, Medicare Prescription Drug coverage.
As a member, you may have your prescriptions filled by any network pharmacy. However, the amount you pay may be lower if you fill your prescription through CVS/Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy.
WellCare Value Script has a low premium and $0 copays for Tier 1 prescriptions when filled at a preferred cost-share pharmacy.
The annual deductible for WellCare is $415.
WellCare flex is a prepaid debit card to help cover out-of-pocket expenses for services such as dental, vision, and hearing. Members pay $0 for certain over-the-counter (OTC) products worth up to $1,800 annually, depending on the plan.
WellCare has launched Preferred Provider Organization plans (local PPOs) in select counties in New York, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.
Preferred cost-share pharmacies include CVS, Target, most independent, and many regional chains.
You can order OTC WellCare by visiting www.wellcare.com/medicare. You can order using the Interactive Voice Response system (IVR) by calling the number that is on the back of your ID card.
|Address||P.O. Box 31370|
|Phone||1 (800) 960-2530|
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