WellCare buys two Care1st subsidiaries in Arizona

  WellCare Health Plans recently completed the acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona and One Care by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona. Read more at azbusinessdaily.com Upon completion of the acquisition, Scott Cummings was named WellCare’s president of Arizona operations. He will manage numerous aspects of the company’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across the state. “I spent nearly 10 years leading the Care1st Arizona business and am excited to

The Great Baby Boomer Migration and AZ Business Owners

Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics — literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California; expecting retiring baby boomers to migrate to warmer climates. Source: Focusing on seniors: Business owners follow the demographics – The Denver Post Jeff Tremblay relocated to Florida to open a senior care business after living for 25 years in northern New Jersey. His SYNERGY

Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans Inc. is planning to acquire a pair of Arizona health care benefit providers that are part of the Care1st Health Plan for $157.5 million. Care1st Health Plan Arizona Inc. and OneCare by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona Inc. are managed care companies that provide Medicaid and Medicare benefits to roughly 114,000 people in two of Arizona’s largest geographic areas. WellCare expects to close on the transaction