TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Health insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc. has named a former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission to its board of directors.

The Tampa, Fla., company, which has shelled out millions in fines and settlements in recent years, said Thursday it appointed lawyer Roel C. Campos, 63, who served as SEC commissioner from 2002 to 2007.

"His long history of public service and his deep understanding of regulatory compliance and corporate governance will help guide WellCare to further enhance its relationships with federal and state governments to provide quality, cost-effective health care to its members," WellCare Chairman Charles G. Berg said in a statement from the company.

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