GuideWell announced that it will double the company’s match to United Way on all employee contributions made during its 2020 employee giving campaign, to provide additional support in communities across Florida and the United States in response to urgent needs around the COVID-19 public health crisis. Traditionally during its annual United Way giving campaign, GuideWell will match every dollar donated by employees. Recognizing the additional long-term economic and health effects that many hardworking families will face this year because of the pandemic, the company is now matching $2...

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April 2, 2020 United Way, Giving Campaign

GUIDEWELL PRESIDENT AND CEO PAT GERAGHTY: The world is a very different place for all of us lately. Businesses, medical professionals, and families have been forced to find a new normal as we work collectively work to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. As schools and businesses close, communities enact stay at home orders, and employees turn dining room tables into makeshift offices, it is easy to let fear and worry consume us. There is no more important time for GuideWell-as a health solutions enterprise-to stand up and lead---to be a calming presence and to let our communities know that...

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March 30, 2020

Onlife Health and PopHealthCare, together with their parent company GuideWell, announced today an initial investment of $50,000 for urgent health and safety needs in communities across the Nashville area in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The contributions will address middle Tennessee emergency assistance efforts. Together, the Nashville-based companies Onlife and PopHealthCare employ 800 people in Tennessee and the donation will support emergency needs around their area offices. The gift from their parent company, GuideWell, is being made to the United Way of Greater...

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Novitas Solutions, a GuideWell Source company, announced today that it is making an initial investment of $50,000 to address urgent health and safety needs in communities across Central Pennsylvania, in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The contributions will address food security for seniors and children. In addition to several hundred in field offices across four states, Novitas Solutions employs more than 1,000 staff in central Pennsylvania, and the donation will support emergency food needs around its Mechanicsburg offices. The gift is being made to the Central Pennsylvania...

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March 25, 2020 novitas, guidewell source

What to expect at the 2020 Lake Nona Impact Forum The Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes more than 300 thought leaders with a variety of views from business, academia, government and health care, and will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. One of the main goals of the event is to bring thought leaders together who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions, which in turn encourages thinking about new ways to address health care issues we’re all trying to solve. As in past years, parts of the event will take place at our...

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February 26, 2020

People make decisions about the same information in different ways, depending on how the information is presented. Consider yogurt. You likely chose the one labeled “80% fat free” over the one labeled “contains 20% fat,” although they have the same meaning. Here’s another common preference—we’re more likely to make choices with immediate benefits over those that will pay off in the future. Last year, we partnered with Professor George Loewenstein, co-director for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University, to apply behavioral science...

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January 16, 2020 behavioral science

As we close out 2019, we reflect not only on our successes this year but also on what GuideWell has accomplished in its first five years as a health solutions company. When GuideWell entered the market in 2014, we employed approximately 6, 500 people and operated in a handful of states. Today, GuideWell is made up of more than 13, 000 employees and serves 27 million people across 35 states, plus Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Over the past five years, GuideWell has demonstrated the ability to innovate, collaborate, diversify and respond in the face of...

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VR

Wearing a headset and using a joystick, Cynthia Schroeder appears to be playing a video game, but what the retired, stay-at-home mom is really doing is taking part in a Virtual Reality (VR) program designed to help her with stress and anxiety. In the past, she says she’s talked with her physician about treatment but was hesitant to try medication. “I just exercise now and try to do things natural,” Schroeder said. But natural methods aren’t always enough to keep Schroeder’s stress at bay. That’s why she was ecstatic to be one of about two dozen...

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Too often, aging seniors’ social and emotional needs are forgotten and unaddressed by the health industry. Social factors like loneliness are now identified as a predictor of early morbidity in the senior population, which challenges the health industry to provide affordable care for mind, body and soul. Because of GuideWell’s coordinated efforts to solve for just this challenge in the elderly population, Oliver Wyman invited Dr. René Lerer, president of GuideWell to co-...

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November 17, 2016

By Craig Thomas, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, GuideWellConsumers and some newer players such as genomics companies, retailers and even employers are radically transforming the health market. Ignore those changes, and today’s stalwart institutions may be tomorrow’s Kodak or Blockbuster. Yet what does tomorrow look like? How can your health care company pivot towards new opportunities, yet remain grounded in its strengths? How do you make your company “agile” and chart its way through these currents of change?The good news is – lighthouses are out there....

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May 28, 2015

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