WellCare partners with Shipt
August 3, 2020 - Managed healthcare services provider WellCare has partnered with same-day delivery service Shipt to help some Medicare Advantage members access groceries and everyday essentials throughout 2020. The partnership provides a critical service during the Covid-19 pandemic, the companies said in a news release. WellCare is providing low-income and special needs plan members in select WellCare, WellCare TexanPlus and 'Ohana Medicare Advantage plans with free, monthly Shipt memberships for the rest of the year. Members can have groceries and essentials delivered from a number of retailers directly to their homes through their Shipt account, which helps them obtain the essentials they need while also reducing possible exposure to the virus by eliminating their need to go to the grocery store. The benefit, which is subject to availability, is being offered to more than 200,000 members across 23 states. WellCare, based in Tampa, was acquired earlier this year by Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC).