Pat Geraghty

Response to Wednesday’s Unrest in Washington, D.C.

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 our political process, and I remain hopeful that we will be able to accomplish a peaceful and orderly transition of power.

I am heartened to see that, in the end, the system worked. Leaders came together for the common good.

Full Transcript: President and CEO Pat Geraghty Video Message on Driving Innovation

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.

GuideWell's 2020 Year in Review

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 like. And through efforts like these, we will continue driving health care costs down and increasing access for more individuals and families.

In no particular order, here are 10 accomplishments through adversity from 2020:

President and CEO Pat Geraghty Offers Thanksgiving Message

Full Transcript: Pat Geraghty Thanksgiving 2020 Video Message Thanksgiving is a special time of year, and even more so now in a world that’s dramatically changed because of COVID-19. This is the perfect time to take stock in what we’re grateful for: Family, friends, neighbors and everyone else who brings something special to our lives.

I am thankful for all of those things and more, including the incredible GuideWell team. In a year where COVID-19 changed so much for our business, you quickly pivoted to make sure our members got the care they needed and learned how to stay healthy during the pandemic.

Pat Geraghty Full Transcript: Meeting Members’ Needs during OEP

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 there, too.

Pat Geraghty Transcript: Reimagining How We Provide Care and Support

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 everything possible to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. It’s up to us to continue our important work to keep our communities safe – from encouraging healthy habits to helping prevent the flu.

Livongo Signs Strategic Partnership with GuideWell Accelerating Care Delivery to Vulnerable Populations

Leveraging Teladoc Health’s existing partnership, GuideWell members will have access to Livongo’s end-to-end virtual care experience for diabetes

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced a strategic agreement today with Livongo (Nasdaq: LVGO) the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives.

Florida Blue, a GuideWell subsidiary and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, will provide access to Livongo for Diabetes to select members.

Full Transcript: Pat Geraghty Issues Healthy Voting Message

COVID-19 has changed how we live our lives. Many of us are working remotely. Some of our kids are learning virtually. And we’re all depending on technology to help us stay connected. This demonstrates that we didn’t let this pandemic stop us from doing what’s important. We found a way to do them safely.

The same is true for the November 3 election. You can make sure your voice is heard and still be safe. Your voice matters. Our country is at a crossroads. Whoever wins the presidential race will impact our country’s direction for much more than a four-year term. And, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, the future of the ACA is on the ballot.

Pat Geraghty Transcript: Getting Back to Care Together

As our country continues taking slow steps towards reopening our economy, it's important to begin easing your way back into your health care routines.

COVID-19 caused many of us to hesitate booking doctor's appointments, and most elective procedures were canceled all together.

Now more than ever, it's important to keep up with your children's checkups and your own annual physicals. Tele-health options are available for much of this care. Medical offices, clinics and other health facilities have made significant strides in ensuring their locations are safe and clean. And you're providing yourself added protection by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and keeping appropriate distance from others.

Full Transcript: Pat Geraghty Reflects on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact on Health Care Policy

This week, like many of you, I am reflecting on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a trailblazer for women’s equality and an icon for women of all ages.

After fighting gender discrimination early in her career, she paved the way for women through her support of numerous gender equality laws. That includes recognition of pregnancy discrimination; providing the right for women to apply for credit cards, bank accounts and mortgages without a male co-signer; and of course equal pay for women.

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