Full Transcript: Hello, everyone. It's no secret that 2020 is a challenging year in so many ways and for so many people. Economically, it's been particularly hard on small businesses. Long before the coronavirus forced businesses across the country to close, we were working to create a new product to help small businesses address affordability. Nearly 60% of small businesses in Florida don't offer health insurance to their employees, often due to cost. To answer their need for an affordable, innovative solution, we created Truli for Health, the newest affiliate of Florida...

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June 30, 2020 health insurance, truli

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, has appointed Mark McConnell, president and CEO of Onlife Health, CEO for GuideWell’s portfolio of consumer-engagement businesses, including GuideWell Connect, Onlife Health and PopHealthCare. McConnell has over 30 years of health care industry experience leading employee health initiatives, building mobile and digital assets for remote monitoring, and integrating numerous consumer tools, focused on health, wellness and disease-management. In this new...

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June 3, 2020

I want to take the opportunity this week to highlight another great example of the work we're doing to support our communities. In response to COVID-19,we provided grant funding to organizations across Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Our support the last few months has enabled several regional YMCA locations to repurpose closed facilities to offer emergency childcare at reduced or no cost for first responders and front line healthcare workers.This alleviated a huge burden for those selflessly serving on the pandemic's front line. We're honored to have helped provide...

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May 27, 2020

Because of fears of contracting COVID-19, health care professionals say people throughout the country are afraid to go to emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Now, health care providers are sounding the alarm. Bethany Carlson, RN, who is a nurse manager at the GuideWell Emergency Doctors in Winter Park, says delaying care can be dangerous---even life threatening. She wants to urge the public not to put off seeking necessary or emergency care for themselves or their loved ones. “A lot of the times they’re ignoring them (symptoms) a lot longer than they should so by the time...

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While many of our local economies are beginning to take slow steps to reopen, we know for sure the implications for the coronavirus pandemic will be long lasting. Caring for our members, customers, partners, and employees, as this situation evolves will require a long term, sustainable response. We are uniquely positioned as a mission-driven health solutions enterprise, to respond to this pandemic in meaningful ways. Our holistic approach to health care is what sets us apart. Our work goes far beyond providing quality health insurance, and the compassion we're demonstrating during...

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By: Sonya Ferris, Enterprise Communications National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 - 12, in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Intended to recognize the vital role nurses play in health care, it’s especially poignant this year in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s fitting that the theme for the week is “Compassion, Expertise, Trust.” Shortly after stay-at-home orders were given in Florida, nurses across GuideWell put their compassion and expertise into action as they kicked off an initiative to provide...

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May 12, 2020

Men dressed in white lab coats, masks, and gloves knocked on doors in South Florida neighborhoods, claiming they were from a government health agency and wanted to come in to test residents for COVID-19. Some people have received text messages saying they can get $1,000 as part of a federal COVID-19 stimulus program. All they have to do is click a link. And older adults have received robocalls offering to send free COVID-19 tests. The only thing needed to get the process started is the older adults’ Medicare member number. Those are among the potential coronavirus-related scams that...

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May 8, 2020

Sharon Daily has spent nearly three decades as a social worker caring for older adults and those with disabilities. But, the past few months have been unlike any other time. During COVID-19, her work has shifted from in-home visits to telephone check-in calls. And, the types of conversations she’s having with clients are different, too. Prior to COVID-19, Daily helped health plan members navigate all aspects of their life. Now, she’s focused on making sure people are safe and their basic needs are met. “Every phone call, every check-in is dealing with the more practical...

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May 7, 2020 PopHealthCare, COVID19

If you’re in the job market, one of the best ways to make your application stand out from others is to tailor your resume. As a recruiter, I highly suggest you have a master resume, with detail on every position you had over the last 15 years in your field, and then tailor each version to the specific job you are applying for. You say that takes too much time? Indeed, customizing your resume does take a little more time than just clicking on a job, attaching the same resume, and clicking apply. However, you can greatly increase your chances of being selected for a video interview, phone...

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April 30, 2020 resume, job seekers, careers

Wendy Weiss knows it’s best to not get too close to her 83-year-old father right now. As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, keeping a safe distance will help older adults like her dad and his wife stay healthy. So, when Weiss arrived at her father’s home with some chicken soup, she went to the door, set the soup down and walked away. Instead of sharing a hug, they settled for a wave from a distance. Weiss is a registered nurse and director of care management in the Medicare department at our health insurance subsidiary, the leading health insurance company in Florida. For her,...

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