GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies including Florida Blue, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, today selected three South Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities. The organizations - The Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning, KidzCount and YES Institute - were selected from a group of nine regional innovators across South Florida to each receive $5,000 in funding. In addition, they advance to GuideWell’s Growing...

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GuideWell today selected three West Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities. Enhancement Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation (HPIP) and Palm River Family Services, were selected from a group of 8 regional innovators across West Florida to receive $5,000 in funding. They will also advance to GuideWell’s Growing Resilient Communities challenge finals in October for the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to accelerate the...

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September 30, 2021 innovation, resilient, economic, prosperity

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies selected three North Florida organizations, to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities. The organizations - Jacksonville’s LIFE, Keystone Heights’ Mission of the Dirt Road and Tallahassee’s Domi Station - were selected from a group of 12 regional innovators across North Florida to each receive $5,000 in funding. In addition, they advance to GuideWell’s Growing Resilient Communities challenge finals on Oct. 27 where they...

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September 23, 2021 innovation, community, economy, resilience

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies, including Florida Blue, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, and the Lake Nona-based GuideWell Innovation Center, today selected three Central Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities. Gospel, Inc., Family Promise of Brevard, and Poverty Solutions Group were selected...

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GuideWell has officially renamed its diversified business segment, which includes PopHealthCare, Onlife Health and GuideWell Connect, to GuideWell Venture Group as it embarks on its next phase of growth. “GuideWell Venture Group companies will play an essential role in advancing health by delivering people-centric innovation and progressive health solutions,” said Thurman Justice, executive vice president and chief financial officer of GuideWell and GuideWell Venture Group. “By combining our insights-led, data-powered understanding of customers’ needs with our...

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Everyone should have an equal opportunity to thrive in life no matter what zip code they reside in. But for people who live in places where economic and heatlh disparities are high, their chances of achieving optimal health and well-being diminish. That's why GuideWell is launching the Growing Resilient Communities statewide well-being challenge. The goal is to accelerate the development of place-based approaches focused on addressing economic disparities in underserved communities in Florida. “This challenge aims to identify resources, tools, programs and novel approaches that...

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GuideWell is making a multi-year strategic investment in its subsidiary, PopHealthCare, which will enable it to expand and advance its’ national network of medical practices into new markets by offering home-based advanced primary care (“HBAPC”) to more patients across the country. Building on their deep experience and success in home-based care, PopHealthCare’s interdisciplinary care teams will be able to deliver an increasing suite of care solutions for our nation’s most vulnerable seniors and adults as the primary care...

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GuideWell helped launch the contest that asked global innovators to develop effective, radically affordable COVID-19 testing amid the pandemic XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, is pleased to announce today the five winning teams in the $6M XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition, with each winner creating high-quality, affordable COVID-19 testing to help society safely reopen and return to everyday activities. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell),...

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March 24, 2021 xprize, innovation, COVID-19
GuideWell Innovation Center 5 Year Anniversary

From hosting live pitch events for entrepreneurs from across the country to bringing together top health care industry officials to discuss the future of health care, the GuideWell Innovation Center, located in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical Center, has grown from a building and a concept into a nationally-recognized hub for health care innovation. Today marks an exciting milestone for GuideWell Innovation Center as it celebrates the five-year anniversary since opening its doors. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies...

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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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