Harmony Health Plan Enters into Contract with Christie Clinic


Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), and Christie Clinic, a physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice in central Illinois, today announced an agreement that gives in-network coverage to WellCare’s Medicare Advantage members in Illinois.

The agreement provides access to services at more than 20 Christie Clinic locations in Champaign, Vermilion and Douglas counties. Through more than 40 departments and 35 specialties, WellCare members will have access to nearly every aspect of health care.

“Harmony Health Plan and Christie Clinic share a commitment to delivering quality care and positive health outcomes for our Medicare members,” said Dr. Robert Hilliard, Jr., Illinois state president. “Christie Clinic offers a strong network of qualified physicians and a high level of quality care that will help our members live better, healthier lives.”

“Christie Clinic is thrilled to partner with WellCare and is committed to delivering high-quality, personalized health care services to WellCare’s Medicare Advantage members,” said Anni McClellan, Christie Clinic chief financial officer.

As of Dec. 31, 2016, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 209,000 members in Illinois, including 166,000 Medicaid members, 16,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 27,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.

WellCare (HMO) is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in WellCare (HMO) depends on contract renewal. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.


Patricia Flesher