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

Irene Seidt hadn’t heard from one of her elderly diabetic patients in a while, so she reached out to check on him. Seidt wanted to tell him that she and others in our retail centers were working from their homes due to COVID-19 concerns. She wanted to see if he was taking the precautions they had talked about. And she wanted him to know that although his wife passed away last year, he was not alone. The 87-year-old man couldn’t believe Seidt had taken the time to reach out. That a nurse from his insurance company cared enough about him to do that. “I have no one,”...

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Our mission of helping people and communities achieve better health goes far beyond providing affordable, high quality health insurance. For us, as a health solutions enterprise, it means finding innovative ways to ensure that our employees, members, neighbors and communities are safe and healthy. And there's been no more important time to do this than right now. Throughout the course of this pandemic, we've heard a great deal about the shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE. I'm proud to share that we are playing a role in helping to address this issue. Recently we received an...

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At Florida Blue and GuideWell,we're a mission-driven health solutions enterprise,committed to helping people and communities achieve better health. This isn't something we can accomplish on our own. It takes strong and innovative care partnerships in communities across the state and beyond, all working together for those we serve. As we collectively face a pandemic unlike any other, our health care industry's network of caregivers is leading the way, walking into the crisis head on, and being the face of strength, courage and compassion in a time of fear and uncertainty. On behalf of our...

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Another week has come and gone in our temporary new normal. As a health solutions enterprise committed to helping people and communities achieve better health, we remain focused on ensuring that our employees, members, and communities feel supported as they navigate this pandemic. With businesses shuttering and others forced to furlough and lay off workers, we're seeing a rise in the number of uninsured. It's important that we continue educating people that if they've lost their employer health insurance or their job status or income has changed there's help available. They...

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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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The risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains low, despite more cases being confirmed throughout the country. So, what does that mean for you and your family? It’s a good time to focus on taking precautions to help keep you all from getting the virus. Frequently washing your hands with soap and water and avoiding people who are sick are among the most important ways to avoid being infected. Most of the people who contract COVID-19 recover in a matter of days, oftentimes at home, according to health officials. There have been nearly 90 cases in the United States...

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March 2, 2020 corona virus, COVID-19, virus

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

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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