WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : WellCare Assists Its Georgia Medicaid Members
Earn A High School Diploma With Free GED® Testing
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2013) - As part of its mission to enhance its members'
health and quality of life, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is
underwriting the cost of General Educational Development (GED) testing for
eligible WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members. Passing the GED test earns the
member the equivalent of a Georgia high school diploma.
WellCare's GED Benefit Program is open to WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members
who are at least 16 years old, and who are not currently enrolled in a regular
high school or who have not graduated from an accredited high school or
received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma. WellCare pays the
total one-time fee of $160 for members to take the five sub-tests that
comprise the GED.
"WellCare takes a holistic approach to serving our Medicaid members by
offering preventative, wellness and educational benefits that support longer
and healthier lives," said David McNichols, WellCare of Georgia
president."Having a high school diploma can make an important difference in
the lives of our members, opening up job opportunities and building stronger
families in the process. Free GED testing, which we are offering during the
current plan year in addition to our standard Medicaid benefits, is an
investment that can result in long-term advantages for members and their
WellCare serves approximately 566,000 Medicaid members in Georgia. These
members can call the customer service number on their WellCare member ID cards
or go to Georgia.wellcare.com to register.Upon confirmation of the member's
information, WellCare will send the member a letter advising whether he or she
qualifies and if so, how to schedule and complete the testing.
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.
WellCare Assists Its Georgia Medicaid Members With Free GED Testing
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