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Company Overview of WellCare of Georgia, Inc.

Company Overview

WellCare of Georgia, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The WellCare Management Group, Inc.

211 Perimeter Center Parkway

Suite 800

Atlanta, GA 30346

United States





Key Executives for WellCare of Georgia, Inc.

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WellCare of Georgia, Inc. Key Developments

WellCare of Georgia Names Sonya Nelson as State President, Effective February 13, 2017

WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., has announced that Sonya Nelson has joined the company as state president, effective February 13, 2017. In this role, she will be responsible for WellCare of Georgia'sMedicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses including strategy, regulatory compliance, network management, sales and marketing, medical management, finance and administration. She will report to Gregg MacDonald, senior vice president, division president. Nelson joins WellCare from Amerigroup Louisiana, where she held leadership roles including state president and chief operating officer, and served approximately 229,000 members who participate in the state's Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion and LaCHIP programs. Before joining Amerigroup, Nelson held positions of increasing responsibility with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Humana, Inc.

WellCare of Georgia Promotes Marla Purvis to Chief Operating Officer

WellCare of Georgia announced that it has promoted Marla Purvis to chief operating officer. Purvis previously served as market vice president. She reports to Gregg MacDonald, senior vice president, division president, WellCare. In her new role, Purvis provides leadership and oversight to WellCare of Georgia's quality improvement, network management, provider operations, encounters and behavioral health operations. Most recently, Purvis lead Georgia's network management, market operations, Medicaid marketing, case management, quality improvement and behavioral health operations.

WellCare of Georgia Offers 2017 Medicare Advantage Options That Promote Preventive and Maintenance Care

WellCare of Georgia will offer people eligible for Medicare an expanded variety of Medicare Advantage plans for 2017 that provide more benefits and services than Original Medicare. During the 2017 open enrollment period, which runs October 15, 2016 to December 7, 2016, Medicare-eligible individuals will be able to select WellCare plans that are specifically designed to meet the needs of cost-conscious seniors seeking to get and stay healthy. Most Georgia plans, which include three new plans for 2017, offer $0 premium combined with extra benefits that include $0 copay for Tier 1 generic pharmacy prescriptions, dental, vision and hearing coverage not available under Original Medicare. All plans feature a monthly allowance to help in purchasing needed over-the-counter health care items like vitamins, toothbrushes and cold remedies. To support healthy, active lifestyles, all plans offer a fitness program. Some plans also provide complimentary transportation to medical appointments. WellCare's Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan features a national pharmacy network with key national retailers (CVS, Walgreens and Walmart), and a simplified, single cost schedule that is the same for all network pharmacies. WellCare Medicare Advantage plans are available in these 31 counties: Barrow, Bryan, Butts, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, De Kalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Glynn, Gwinnett, Harris, Henry, Liberty, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Muscogee, Newton, Paulding, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Stewart, Talbot, and Walton counties.

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