WellCare Partners with The Results Companies to Bring Approximately 125 New Jobs to Illinois

Brian Fallers

TAMPA/DANIA, FLORIDA, June 19, 2013 — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, and The Results Companies, a provider of outsourced customer experience management services, today announced the expansion of call center operations at the Streator Contact Center. The expansion will bring approximately 125 new jobs to Streator, Ill.

Serving WellCare’s health and drug plan members with state and local neighbors is an important element of the company’s service delivery. Streator Contact Center representatives continue to be recruited to staff the expanded facility and will be responsible for responding to WellCare member and provider calls. The facility is now capable of supporting more than 400 employees, with approximately 300 people dedicated to WellCare.

“Our investment in the Streator Contact Center provides economic growth for the area and enables us to improve the customer experience for our health plan members and providers,” said Dave Reynolds, WellCare’s Midwest Region President. “It’s an example of our commitment to invest in the community, create jobs in Illinois, and consistently improve our service. We look forward to being a part of this community for a long time to come.”

“Streator has been a great hometown for Results,” said Kevin Pompey, Results Streator Site Director. “Our Results colleagues in Streator are known for their true commitment to the customer. The teams are smart, reliable and just plain great employees. Being able to grow more jobs here is great for Streator and great for Results,” said Pompey.

“As Mayor, and on behalf of the city council, city staff and the citizens of Streator, I would like to extend sincere thanks for the investment that WellCare and Results have made in our community and the resulting job creation,” said Streator Mayor Jimmie Lansford.

The expansion was made possible through the acquisition of adjoining space at the existing facility located at 232 Pratt Street. The additional space underwent a build out in preparation for training classes, which started April 1. The first customer calls in the expanded facility began on May 1. For information about jobs at the Streator Contact Center, visit www.theresultscompanies.com/streatorjobs.

As of March 31, 2013, WellCare serves approximately 144,600 Medicaid members, 13,000 Medicare Advantage members and 22,800 Prescription Drug Plan members in Illinois.

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 March 31, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.

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June 19,2013