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WellCare Appoints New CEO

Ken Burdick
WellCare Health Plans
Ken Burdick

WellCareHealth Plans, Inc., Florida’s largest Medicaid HMO provider, announced Monday that KennethBurdickwill be appointed as CEO, according to a statement released by the Tampa-based company. 

Ken Burdick
Credit WellCare Health Plans
Ken Burdick

Burdick, who previously served as the company’s president and chief operating officer, will be replacing interim CEO David J.GallitanoJan. 1.

According to the statement, Burdick has previously held executive positions with companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry Health Care, and UnitedHealth Group.

In addition to having more than 22 percent of the Medicaid HMO market, WellCare also is a major player in the Medicare Advantage market. More than 100,000 seniors in Florida have WellCare Medicare Advantage policies.

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