WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : McNichols Named State President of WellCare of Florida 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. -END- CONTACTS: Investor Relations Gregg Haddad 813-206-3916 email@example.com Media Relations Jack Maurer 813-206-2762 firstname.lastname@example.org McNichols Named State President of WellCare of Florida ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: WellCare Health Plans, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1686867
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. : McNichols Named State President of WellCare of Florida
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