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Unlike many Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D websites wellcare.com includes both Medicare and Medicaid plans. If you are interested in a Wellcare Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan be sure to begin by choosing the Medicare link.

Another option to start your search is to click the Looking for a Better Medicare Plan? link near the top of the home page. Doing so will open a pop up window giving you several options including:

  • Already a member
  • Talk with a live agent
  • Request info
  • Compare plans
  • Enroll now

If you are just beginning to shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan you should choose Compare Plans. You will be prompted to enter your zip code and answer a few brief questions. You can skip the step of entering your drugs if you are just searching for cursory information.

Popular Wellcare Medicare Plans

Wellcare Medicare plans include Advantage Plans as well as Medicare Part D Plans. When researching Advantage plans on wellcare.com you will find both HMO and HMO-POS Plans. The Wellcare HMO-POS plans offer a greater degree of freedom for the member to receive services out-of-network.

Two popular Medicare Advantage Plans are Wellcare Value and Wellcare Choice. Both of these plans include Part D coverage. Plans are also available without Part D coverage. Two popular medical only plans include Wellcare Advance HMO and Wellcare Essential HMO-POS.

Enrolling in a Wellcare Medicare Plan

There are several ways you can enroll in a Wellcare Medicare Advantage or Wellcare PDP plan. Options include:

  • You can enroll online at www.wellcare.com
  • Download the enrollment form and mail it
  • Contact Wellcare by phone to enroll
  • Enroll through Medicare at www.medicare.gov
  • Meet with an agent appointed with Wellcare to enroll


Keep in mind that if you are interested in enrolling in a Wellcare Medicare Plan you are subject to enrollment periods. Unless you are aging into Medicare or have a Special Enrollment Period your next opportunity to enroll will be during the Annual Enrollment Period.

The Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period begins October 15th and ends December 7th.

To learn more about Wellcare Medicare Plans including information on Wellcare premiums and Part D formularies visit Wellcare.com

6 comments

  1. After searching on a website Q1Medicare.com, I thought I was going to look into changing my “stand alone” Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan for 2013. It looked like there is a plan called WellCare Extra (PDP), No. S5967-204. However I then got a screen that said I could not sign up for that program. I live in Kula, HI 96790–on Maui. The Well Care Classic (PDP) S5967-170 does not seem to offer me any significant reason to change from my current plan. Is it true that I am for some reason uneligible for the WellCare Extra program.

    Please send me a message and let me know if I can sign up for this program or not.

    Thank you.

    Peggy Singleton

  2. Peggy, Got to wellcare.com to search for plans. I used your zip code and followed the onscreen prompts and links to navigate to an enrollment page. You should not have a problem enrolling. There must be some issue with the official Medicare site.

  3. In what states does Wellcare offer HMOS or advantage plans

  4. Kenneth, You could visit the WellCare website… If you are trying to find a plan, the only relevant area where an HMO-POS would be the service area you live in. Here’s a video about WellCare.

  5. Your claim department told the hospital that I was taken to in June that I was not a member. I called customer service and was told first I would have to contact claims department and then all of a sudden he could help me if I had a claim number. How can I have a claim number for this when you claim I am not a member. I have taken this issue to Congressman Lewis’s office because of your negligence

  6. James, I’m sorry to hear about your troubles with the WellCare claims department. Please see our “About Us” page, this site is not owned by WellCare. You may have some luck contacting your local Area Council on Aging office, they are quite often helpful in such matters.

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