WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : McNichols Named State President of WellCare of
TAMPA, Fla. (March 21, 2013) - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today
announced that it has named David McNichols State President of WellCare of
Florida, effective April 1. He will have responsibility for WellCare's
Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses in Florida and will lead the
company's statewide expansion initiatives. McNichols previously served as
State President of WellCare of Georgia since September 2011.
"David has significant executive-level experience in government-funded health
care programs," said Dan Paquin, WellCare's President, National Health Plans.
"In addition, he has specific Medicaid experience in Florida having been CEO
of AmeriChoice's health plan here. His background and leadership will be
critical as we continue to work with our Florida customers to enhance quality
and access to care for our members throughout the state."
"WellCare's Florida team has proven its dedication to quality, and I am
looking forward to working with them to continue serving members, associates,
partners and government customers in our state," said McNichols.
Before joining WellCare, McNichols was the senior executive responsible for
the Insured Medical business for the Principal Financial Group. Before that,
he held positions of increasing leadership and responsibility with several
major health insurance organizations including Cigna, Peach State Health Plan,
and UnitedHealthcare. McNichols graduated from Simpson University, Redding,
Calif., with a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology and holds a Master of
Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado.
Jesse Thomas, WellCare's President, South Division, will serve as Interim
State President of WellCare of Georgia.
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 2.7 million members nationwide as
of Dec. 31, 2012. For more information about WellCare, please visit the
company's website at www.wellcare.com.
McNichols Named State President of WellCare of Florida
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