Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  September 11, 2012

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
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8735 Henderson Road, Renaissance One
Tampa, Florida
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 290-6200

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Item 7.01                      Regulation FD Disclosure

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time, Alec Cunningham, chief executive officer of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (“WellCare”) will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference.  During the conference, WellCare plans to disclose that days in claims payable (“DCP”) as of July 31, 2012 was 39 days, an increase of 1 day compared to DCP as of June 30, 2012 of 38 days.  DCP has been determined using the medical benefits liabilities on those dates divided by average medical benefits payable expense per day for the three month period prior to those dates.

The presentation will be webcast live.  In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast and for 30 days thereafter.  The live presentation, the replay and a transcript of the presentation will be available via the Company’s website at

The information furnished herewith pursuant to Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 8.01                      Other Events

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, WellCare announced that the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has amended the Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project Contract with WellCare of Florida to add an additional 17 counties.  On June 28, 2012, WellCare announced that it had received approval to provide services in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties and began serving members on July 1, 2012. This approval of an additional 17 counties is effective immediately.  A copy of the press release announcing the approval is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 8-K contains “forward-looking” statements that are made pursuant 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,” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. For example, statements regarding WellCare’s financial outlook is a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause WellCare’s 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, WellCare’s progress on top priorities such as improving health care quality and access, ensuring a competitive cost position, and delivering prudent, profitable growth and WellCare’s ability to effectively manage growth.
Additional information concerning these and other important risks and uncertainties can be found under the captions “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in WellCare’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in WellCare’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2012 and other subsequent filings by WellCare with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain discussions of WellCare’s business and the various factors that may affect it. 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.

99.1           Press release dated September 11, 2012





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  September 11, 2012
/s/ Lisa G. Iglesias                                              
Lisa G. Iglesias
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary




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