WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : WellCare Names Brian Luidhardt Vice President Of Claims Operations

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : WellCare Names Brian Luidhardt Vice President Of
                              Claims Operations

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today
announced that Brian Luidhardt has been named vice president of claims
operations. He will provide leadership and oversight for claims processing,
enterprise intake/mail services, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) operations,
claims delegation oversight, claims training and the WellCare Claims Command

"Brian's more than 17 years of health care experience will help support our
efforts to provide quality, cost-effective health care solutions," said Walt
Cooper, WellCare's chief administrative officer. "I am confident that his
extensive claims operations knowledge will help to enhance our value to
government customers, members and providers."

Before joining WellCare, Luidhardt served as vice president of Claims
Operations at Amerigroup Corporation. Previously, Luidhardt was director of
Operations for UnitedHealth Group's Uniprise Group Services. Earlier in his
career, he managed claims services for Cigna HealthCare.

"I am excited to join WellCare to help lead a team of people who are dedicated
to developing and implementing processes that help to ensure members get
access to the right care at the right time in the appropriate setting," said

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 2.6 million members nationwide as
of Sept. 30, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the
company's website at www.wellcare.com.


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WellCare Names Brian Luidhardt Vice President Of Claims Operations


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