We all witnessed the extraordinary and disturbing events that took place Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. I shared with my team this week that although our country is deeply divided, the things that unite us are always stronger than our differences. At GuideWell and Florida Blue, one of our Corporate Values is respect. We’ve leaned heavily on that value lately, and we must continue to do so. Wednesday’s events remind us how important it is to remain committed to listening to each other, respecting each other and finding common ground. Violence has no place in...

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January 8, 2021 unrest, Pat Geraghty

By: Sonya Ferris, Enterprise Communications He was standing on a ladder to clean out a roof drain when the unthinkable happened. Kevin*, a 47-year-old man from North Florida, lost his balance and fell to the ground, fracturing both elbows, his left shoulder, and left kneecap upon impact. The injuries were so severe that he spent 19 days hospitalized at a local trauma center and rehab hospital and required five surgeries. Kevin’s wife and father, John*, immediately became his caregivers—and realized they would need help navigating the complexities of the health system....

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December 8, 2020 nurse, health advocate

Health care is an ever-changing industry that thrives on innovation. And that innovation leads to healthier children, healthier families and healthier communities. I’m proud that GuideWell continues to be an innovative leader, dedicated to finding new ways to provide quality health care that remains affordable. To do this, we’re collaborating with companies that are leaders in their fields to ensure our members receive high-quality care that is both innovative and affordable. We’re working with meQuilibrium, which uses insights driven by data to help people build...

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This year has brought many challenges to our industry. But for GuideWell, 2020 is so much more than a story of tribulations. It’s a story of how we’ve overcome adversity in powerful and meaningful ways. You may recall last December, we highlighted our enterprise’s 10 big wins for 2019. I find it only fitting to carry on this tradition this year by highlighting how we’re staying true to our mission through an unprecedented year. This is what reimagining the future of health care looks...

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There’s no more important time to have affordable quality health care coverage than in the midst of a crisis like COVID-19. We kept that in mind as our team prepared for the annual Open Enrollment Period for 2021. Our members’ needs have changed from even just a year ago. That’s why we expanded myBlue, our most affordable plan, to 36 counties. We made sure our premiums are even more affordable in 2021. We increased the amount members can earn in rewards incentives. And virtual health will play a more prominent role than ever – so we’ve got members covered...

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November 19, 2020 open enrollment, health coverage

As COVID-19 cases topped 10 million across the country last week, and hospitalizations hit an all-time high, we are hearing some encouraging news. The drug manufacturer Pfizer has announced that early data indicates its coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective. They’re seeking emergency use authorization, which could make the vaccine available to some before the end of the year. And the FDA has issued emergency authorization for an Eli Lilly antibody therapy to treat mild to moderate cases. That said, there has never been a more important time to make sure we’re doing...

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By: Sonya Ferris, Enterprise Communications They’ve been around for a while—and they couldn’t be more proud of that fact. Offering both high-quality, integrated care and a wide range of affordable health insurance options for individuals, families and groups, Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) has been serving the communities of Central Florida since 1974. In fact, they’re the second oldest HMO in the nation! But don’t let their age fool you. Now part of GuideWell Health after first being acquired by Florida Blue in 2009,...

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November 13, 2020 FHCP, Dave Schandel, GuideWell Health

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire WebTPA, an innovative and market leading administrator of self-funded employer health plans. WebTPA provides integrated and highly customizable administration solutions and products to employers, health systems and insurance companies. Through its technology, operating platform and deep expertise, WebTPA is able to uniquely serve the needs of its customers. Terms of the transaction...

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November 5, 2020

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care including Florida Blue, Florida’s leading health insurer, announced that it has signed an agreement to become the majority shareholder of New Directions Behavioral Health (New Directions), a leading managed behavioral health care organization. GuideWell, currently a minority shareholder of New Directions, will acquire all interests from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as part of the transaction. Blue...

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November 2, 2020

A South Florida organization dedicated to empowering student health ambassadors has taken top honors in a statewide innovation challenge to address health access and equality. Health Information Project (HIP) was awarded a $40,000 grand prize in the GuideWell Reshaping Health Access Challenge, a statewide competition focused on addressing health disparities in Florida. HIP was launched in Coral Gables in 2009 as the first peer-to-peer comprehensive health education program for high school students in the country. HIP trains high school juniors and seniors...

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