Missouri Care, a part of WellCare Health Plans has opened an operations office in Cape Girardeau at 272 S. Mount Auburn Road. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd. who handled the lease transaction said the company has completed renovations on the 2,800 square-foot office space to customize it for their customer care center and will be open for business very soon.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. In addition to Cape Girardeau, the company has opened or will open other Missouri offices in St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield and St. Joseph.Kelsey said the new office is in the same 90,500 square-foot Lorimont office complex as McAlister’s Deli.