GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, is launching Reshaping Health Access, a statewide challenge to identify solutions focused on addressing health access and literacy to underserved populations in Florida. Both the COVID-19 health pandemic and the recent focus on racial injustice are critical public health issues that are shining a spotlight on the need to address health disparities. Reshaping Health Access will serve as one of several efforts GuideWell is taking to help our communities...

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I want to take the opportunity this week to highlight another great example of the work we're doing to support our communities. In response to COVID-19,we provided grant funding to organizations across Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Our support the last few months has enabled several regional YMCA locations to repurpose closed facilities to offer emergency childcare at reduced or no cost for first responders and front line healthcare workers.This alleviated a huge burden for those selflessly serving on the pandemic's front line. We're honored to have helped provide...

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May 27, 2020

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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GuideWell has announced it is launching a COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative, an initiative that seeks to connect diverse innovative health-technology companies across the U.S. to bring forth solutions that address gaps in response to global health pandemics. “At GuideWell, we believe it takes a village to support people and communities to achieve better health,” said Ana Gupte, GuideWell chief strategy and innovation officer. “We are launching this initiative as a call for solution-driven thought leaders to join a collaborative and innovative task force to aid our...

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April 8, 2020 COVID19, innovation, collaborative

Every year the Lake Nona Impact Forum brings together chief executives, health care innovators and thought leaders from various industries to discuss some of the most pressing topics in our country – health care, technology, education and sustainability. It is my privilege to once again be a part of these important conversations. It’s an honor to welcome so many prominent individuals to our GuideWell Innovation Center, which is a place we created as a hub for innovation and collaboration. That’s exactly what this convening is designed for – bringing unique ideas from...

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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

From makers of remote patient monitoring tools to creators of interactive software platforms, more than a dozen emerging health-tech innovators with solutions that focus on helping older adults age will present their ideas to investors and health industry experts during a day-long event. On Monday, Feb. 24, GuideWell will host its 2020 Aging in Place innovation showcase at its innovation center in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City. This unique one-day event offers entrepreneurs opportunities to present their business models, engage in one-one-one meetings with industry experts, participate in...

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GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, has selected four finalists from across the country to participate in the Caring for Caregivers Health Innovation Challenge. The GuideWell Health Innovation Challenge is designed to provide opportunities for companies or non-profits to develop approaches and solutions that improve the health of people and communities across our country. This year’s competition focuses on easing the burden for at-home family caregivers. “We understand the...

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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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