Health insurance companies are eliminating absurdities with the Medicare brand, Wellcare. As part of its Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) offerings, Wellcare extends health coverage beyond the original Wellcare Medicare plan.


Wellcare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multinational healthcare company dedicated to transforming community health, one person at a time. Effective January 1, 2022, Centene’s Medicare brands, including Allwell, Health Net, Fidelis Care, Trillium Advantage, ‘Ohana Health Plan, and TexanPlus, will revert to the Wellcare brand.

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As of today, Wellcare serves more than 1.2 million Medicare Advantage members and 4.1 million PDP members in all 50 states with high-quality, affordable healthcare.

Steps To Enroll

Ready to join a Wellcare Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan? There are four easy ways to register. choose what suits you best.

Online: Select the plan you want and complete the online application.

By Phone Contact:  We will assist you with the registration process along with one of our authorized representatives.

By Mail Or Fax: Go to the application page and print it out. We will need your completed application by mail or fax once you have finished it. Our authorized sales representatives can assist you if you need it.

When To Enroll?

You can join a Medicare Advantage plan, get Medicare drug coverage, or change your coverage at certain times:

The registration period for the initial registration. You can participate in a Wellcare Medicare Connection plan when you first qualify. This is the 7 month period starting 3 months before your 65th birthday month.

Open enrollment period. Medicare Advantage or Medicare drug plans can join, change, or withdraw from October 15 to December 7 of each year. If you have made a change, your insurance coverage will take effect on January 1 of the following year.

Wellcare Medicare Advantage enrollment period is open. You can switch from a Wellcare Medicare Advantage plan (and a separate Medicare drug plan) once between January 1 and March 31 of each year if you are enrolled in a Wellcare Medicare Advantage plan. The plan begins implementing your requested changes on the first day of the month following receipt of your request.

Special Duration In most cases, you must remain enrolled in your plan for the calendar year from the start date. Certain life events (such as losing another coverage or leaving your plan’s coverage) allow you to make changes to your Medicare health and drug coverage.

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