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WellCare is now part of Centene

Date: 01/23/20

Recently, Centene Corporation and WellCare combined companies. This acquisition of WellCare was completed on January 23, 2020. At this time, this acquisition does not change anything for Ambetter from IlliniCare Health members, providers or brokers. Below are helpful FAQs.

Are there changes to Ambetter from IlliniCare Health plans with Centene’s acquisition of WellCare?

No, nothing with your current Ambetter from IlliniCare Health coverage will change. Your Ambetter benefits, provider network options, premium amount, and any financial help you may receive, will remain as is.

Who is WellCare?

WellCare is now part of Centene. WellCare has more than 30 years of health care experience and specializes in Medicare and Medicaid programs. WellCare is among the largest Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan companies in the United States.

Combining our companies will provide our members and communities access to high-quality healthcare through a wide range of affordable health solutions.  We will do this by continuing to work closely with providers and key community stakeholders to bring unique, cost-effective solutions through locally-based health plans.

We look forward to realizing the many benefits of this strategic combination as we continue to create new future for health in the communities we serve.

If you have any questions about your coverage, call us at 1-855-745-5507 (TTY/TDD 1-844-517-3431).