8-K 1 form8k09052013.htm 8-K Form8K09052013





UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 5, 2013

WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-32209
 
47-0937650
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
 
 

 
Identification No.)
 
8735 Henderson Road, Renaissance One
 
 
 
Tampa, Florida
 
33634
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

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

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01    Other Events

On September 5, 2013, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (“WellCare”) announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Windsor Health Group, Inc. (“Windsor”), a part of Munich Re. Through its subsidiaries, Windsor serves Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plan (“PDP”), and Medicare Supplement products.

Windsor currently offers Medicare Advantage plans in 297 counties primarily in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina, among others, and serves approximately 59,000 members. Windsor’s PDPs serve approximately 164,000 members. In addition, one of Windsor’s subsidiaries offers Medicare Supplement insurance policies through which it serves approximately 52,000 members in 40 states.

WellCare expects the acquisition of Windsor to close within the next three to four months, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

A copy of the press release announcing the transaction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 8-K and the accompanying news release on Exhibit 99.1 contain “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 and the timing of the closing of the acquisition of Windsor Health Group, Inc. are forward-looking statements. 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, the satisfaction of the closing conditions for the acquisition, the receipt of regulatory approval for the acquisition, WellCare’s progress on top priorities such as improving health care quality and access, ensuring a competitive cost position, and delivering prudent, profitable growth, WellCare’s ability to effectively manage growth, WellCare’s ability to address operational challenges relating to new business, WellCare’s ability to effectively execute and integrate acquisitions, potential reductions in Medicare revenue, including due to sequestration and WellCare’s ability to estimate and manage medical benefits effectively.

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, 2012, and in WellCare’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2013 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.









SIGNATURES

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 5, 2013
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.

/s/ Lisa G. Iglesias

 
Lisa G. Iglesias
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

 






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