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Section 1: POSASR (POSASR)


As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 23, 2020

Registration No. 333-228180
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549



POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO:

FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-228180
 
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933



WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware
 
47-0937650
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)



c/o Centene Corporation
7700 Forsyth Boulevard
 St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Telephone Number: (314) 725-4477
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)



Keith Williamson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Centene Corporation
7700 Forsyth Boulevard
 St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Telephone Number: (314) 725-4477
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.
 

DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
 
This Post-Effective Amendment (this “Post-Effective Amendment”) deregisters all shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.’s  (the “Registrant”), common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), and any other securities remaining unissued, under the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-228180), which was filed by the Registrant with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 2018, registering an indeterminate amount of shares of Common Stock, Preferred Stock, depositary shares, warrants, securities purchase contracts, units and debt securities (the “Registration Statement”).
 
Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 26, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Registrant, Centene Corporation (“Centene”), Wellington Merger Sub I, Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Centene, and Wellington Merger Sub II, Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Centene, the Registrant became a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene effective January 23, 2020.
 
As a result of the completion of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the Registrant has terminated any and all offerings of its securities pursuant to the Registration Statement. Accordingly, the Registrant hereby terminates the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and, in accordance with an undertaking made by the Registrant in Part II of the Registration Statement to remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any securities that had been registered for issuance but remain unsold at the termination of the offering, removes from registration any and all securities of the Registrant registered but unsold under the Registration Statement as of the date hereof.
 

SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, on this 23rd day of January, 2020.

 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
   
 
By:
/s/ Jeffrey Schwaneke
 
Name: 
Jeffrey Schwaneke
 
Title:   
Treasurer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated below.

Signature
 
Title
 
Date
     
/s/ Michael Neidorff
 
Director and President
 
January 23, 2020
Michael Neidorff
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
     
/s/ Jeffrey Schwaneke
 
Director and Treasurer
 
January 23, 2020
Jeffrey Schwaneke
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
 
     
/s/ Christopher Koster
 
Director, Vice President and Secretary
 
January 23, 2020
Christopher Koster
   



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