SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 4, 2013
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 290-6200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 8.01 Other Events
On February 4, 2013, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (“WellCare”) announced that it had completed the acquisition of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business in South Carolina from UnitedHealth Group Inc. On October 31, 2012, WellCare announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the plan. The plan operates in 39 of the state’s 46 counties, including the Columbia and Greenville metropolitan areas, through the South Carolina Healthy Connections Choices program.
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.