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 Food Bank for the organization’s life-sustaining COVID-19 food distribution programs across a 27-county service area. These include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency food providers and more.
“The GuideWell family of companies understands that our communities, members and employees are facing tremendous uncertainty and need immediate help in this growing crisis,” said Pat Geraghty, GuideWell president and CEO. “We applaud the response efforts underway by so many organizations and encourage others to come together and join GuideWell in helping lead the community through this serious challenge.”
GuideWell has more than 13,000 employees in 42 states across the United States. The company has recently made more than $2 million in emergency community relief donations in Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, in response to the COVID-19 emergency. These investments directly align to the company’s mission to help people and communities achieve better health, as well as GuideWell’s priority during this public health crisis to protect the health and safety of individuals, communities and the health care system.
“As the impacts of this crisis continue to be felt around the world, it’s important that we are here for our communities, particularly the Medicare beneficiaries whom we serve,” said Harvey Dikter, president and CEO of GuideWell Source and its family of companies. “Ultimately, we support the senior community, and we are proud to partner with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which is committed to ensuring seniors and others in need do not go hungry. We thank everyone who is working tirelessly to ensure people in our communities do not go without critical food and supplies.”
Novitas Solutions and the entire GuideWell Source team is here to support their team members and families during this challenging time and the Medicare beneficiaries the company serves. GuideWell has transitioned almost its entire staff to working from home during this time and is supporting team members with any necessary flexible work arrangements during this crisis while ensuring the company is able to support customers, members, business and community partners.Novitas Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Diversified Service Options, Inc., doing business as GuideWell Source, a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation. Novitas provides administrative services processing for government-sponsored health care programs on behalf of the federal government and currently administers the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction L and Jurisdiction H contracts, which span 11 states and Washington D.C.