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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has approved WellCare of New York, Inc.'s expansion of its Advocate Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) health plan. The expansion adds four new counties to the company's MLTC service area: Nassau, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

WellCare opened member enrollment for its Advocate health plan in the four new counties on March 1. This expansion complements WellCare's existing MLTC nine-county coverage in the Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, Buffalo, Orange, Rockland, Erie and Ulster counties.

Advocate is a managed long-term care health plan designed specifically for people who have Medicaid. Members receive help with day-to-day activities, including home and personal care so that they can remain in their homes and communities.

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