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HOUSTON and BEAUMONT–PORT ARTHUR, Texas, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TexanPlus®, part of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced Monday the five finalists in the annual TexanPlus Champions competition and the beginning of online voting to determine the 2017 Grand Champion. TexanPlus, a leading local Medicare Advantage health plan, created the competition to honor individuals who help older adults in the Houston/Beaumont area live healthier and happier lives.
All of the finalists and their stories are featured on www.TexanPlusChampions.com. Community members can read about them and vote daily for a Grand Champion through Sept. 18.
The Champion with the most votes will be named the 2017 TexanPlus Grand Champion. He or she will be honored at a Houston AstrosTM game on Sept. 22 during a special pregame ceremony. The winner will present a $25,000 donation to his or her chosen charitable organization at that time.
"We are proud of the extraordinary work being done in Southeast Texas by this year's TexanPlus Champions," said Erin Page, president of TexanPlus. "Each of our finalists deserves recognition and will be honored at a Houston Astros game during the week of July 31. The public can get involved by reading the Champions' personal stories on our website and voting for one Grand Champion."
On Monday, July 31, Ken Burdick, CEO of WellCare, will kick off a week-long celebration of the TexanPlus Champions at Minute Maid Park by throwing out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game. Each night of the week, a different Champion will be honored at a Houston Astros game.
TexanPlus Champions are members of the local community who are examples of how one person can make a difference in the lives of older adults. The competition is a way to recognize people who share TexanPlus' goals of improving quality of life and maximizing access to services for seniors and people with Medicare.
Meet the Five TexanPlus Champions:
Go to www.TexanPlusChampions.com to read the Champions' full stories and watch their videos.
Voting is open now through Sept. 18. Each voter has the opportunity to vote once per day for the TexanPlus Grand Champion. Go out and vote!
About TexanPlus:TexanPlus, part of WellCare Health Plans Inc., specializes in Medicare Advantage plans. The goal of our plans is to help our members stay active, live healthy and be independent.
For more information about TexanPlus, please visit our website at www.TexanPlus.com.
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 4.1 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2017. 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.
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