WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. (NYSE:WCG) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure


WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. (NYSE:WCG) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

Members of the management team of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
(WellCare) will be presenting the information attached as Exhibit
99.1 at the Raymond James 38th>Annual
Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 6, 2017, at
approximately 1:05 p.m. Eastern time, as well as in connection
with general investor discussions.
The presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto is incorporated
by reference herein.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Item 7.01 of the Form 8-K contains “forward-looking”
statements that are made to the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that
are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future
events or conditions, or that include words such as “expects,”
“anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,”
“estimates,” may, predict, project, potential, should, will and
similar expressions are forward-looking statements. For example,
statements regarding WellCares financial outlook, the start date
of new Medicaid programs, and the timing, closing and financial
impact of pending acquisitions contain forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks and uncertainties that may cause WellCares actual future
results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated
in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, WellCares progress on top
priorities such as improving health care quality and access,
ensuring a competitive cost position, and delivering prudent,
profitable growth, WellCares ability to effectively estimate and
manage growth, WellCares ability to effectively execute and
integrate acquisitions, potential reductions in Medicaid and
Medicare revenue, WellCares ability to estimate and manage
medical benefits expense effectively, including through its
vendors, its ability to negotiate actuarially sound rates,
especially in new programs with limited experience, the
appropriation and payment by state governments of Medicaid
premiums receivable, the timing and ability to satisfy closing
conditions for pending acquisitions, including receipt of
regulatory approvals, adjustments to the purchase price of
pending acquisitions and the manner of payment of the purchase
price for pending acquisitions, the outcome of any protests and
litigation related to Medicaid awards, the approval of Medicaid
contracts by CMS, any changes to the programs or contracts,
WellCares ability to address operational challenges related to
new business, and WellCares ability to meet the requirements of
readiness reviews. Given the risks and uncertainties inherent in
forward-looking statements, any of WellCares forward-looking
statements could be incorrect and investors are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements.
Additional information concerning these and other important risks
and uncertainties can be found in WellCares filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), included under the
captions “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in
WellCares Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2016, and other filings by WellCare with the SEC, which
contain discussions of WellCare’s business and the various
factors that may affect it. Subsequent events and developments
may cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from
WellCare’s forward-looking statements. WellCare undertakes no
duty to update these forward-looking statements to reflect any
future events, developments, or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.>
(d) Exhibits
Presentation dated March 6, 2017*
Furnished and not filed.


WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is a managed care company focused on government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The Company’s segments include Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDPs. The Medicaid Health Plans segment includes plans for beneficiaries of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, Aged Blind and Disabled and other state-based programs, such as Children’s Health Insurance Program and Managed Long-Term Care programs. The Medicare program provides health care coverage primarily to individuals age 65 or older, as well as to individuals with certain disabilities. It has contracts with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as a plan sponsor offering Medicare Part D PDP plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries through its Medicare PDPs segment.

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