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Florida Blue Named by Forbes as Insurance Industry's Best Large Employer

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:54pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's 2021 Best Large Employers.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's 2021 Best Large Employers.
  • Florida Blue (ranked 45th overall) was the highest ranked large employer in the Insurance industry category.
  • Within Florida, more than a dozen large organizations made this year's list, with Florida Blue ranking third of those companies that have headquarters in the state behind two of Florida's travel and leisure leaders.
  • Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for more than 75 years.

Interpace Biosciences Announces Contract for Thyroid Testing with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 2:15pm

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interpace Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXG) announced today that the Companys Diagnostics group has entered in to a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue), the largest health plan in Florida.

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  • PARSIPPANY, NJ, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interpace Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXG) announced today that the Companys Diagnostics group has entered in to a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue), the largest health plan in Florida.
  • Tom Burnell, President and CEO of Interpace Biosciences, stated, We are pleased that the largest payer in the State of Florida, and one of the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country, has agreed to contract with us for our molecular tests, making them available to their members on an in-network basis.
  • Mr. Burnell continued, This continues the strong trend we have seen among other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans to not only cover ThyGeNEXT and ThyraMIR, but to contract for these services to make them affordable to their members.
  • ThyGeNEXT and ThyraMIR reflex testing yields high predictive value in determining the presence and absence of cancer in thyroid nodules.

GuideWell Acquires Majority Stake in New Directions Behavioral Health

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 2:16pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care including Florida Blue, Florida's leading health insurer, announced that it has signed an agreement to become the majority shareholder of New Directions Behavioral Health (New Directions), a leading managed behavioral health care organization.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care including Florida Blue, Florida's leading health insurer, announced that it has signed an agreement to become the majority shareholder of New Directions Behavioral Health (New Directions), a leading managed behavioral health care organization.
  • "We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with New Directions as we increasingly recognize the inextricable link between behavioral health and overall medical health for people and communities," said Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue.
  • The health care company provides managed behavioral health services, an Employee Assistance Program, Student Assistance Program, organizational consulting and health coaching to private and public health plans, Fortune 100 companies, large and medium employers and labor groups.
  • GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) is a not-for-profit mutual holding company and the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care.

GuideWell Connect Earns Three Prestigious Awards for Development of Unique Health Care Events

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:30pm

"These awards are a result of relentless teamwork within GuideWell Connect and a strong relationship and understanding of our health insurance partner," saidRafael Vasquez,vice president of channels for GuideWell Connect.

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  • "These awards are a result of relentless teamwork within GuideWell Connect and a strong relationship and understanding of our health insurance partner," saidRafael Vasquez,vice president of channels for GuideWell Connect.
  • BFY is a full-service mobile center that offers sales, service, care education, health screenings and vaccinations.
  • GuideWell Connect also produced a video interview with a longtime resident of Lynn Haven who was a prime example of resilience.
  • A wholly owned subsidiary of the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation ("GuideWell"), GuideWell Connect is a leading marketing services company advancing consumerism in health care.

Florida Blue again named a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion"

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 6:37pm

The DEI is a benchmarking tool for Fortune 1000 companies to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors.In 2020, 247 corporations utilized the survey to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.

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  • The DEI is a benchmarking tool for Fortune 1000 companies to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors.In 2020, 247 corporations utilized the survey to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.
  • "We firmly believe that an inclusive workforce of people with disabilities increases our understanding of each other and our customers," said Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty.
  • Florida Blue , Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shieldcompany,has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for 75 years.
  • In total, Florida Blue and its affiliated companies serve 27 million peoplein 35 states.

Patriot Growth Insurance Services Welcomes Two Additional Florida Agencies

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC (Patriot), one of the countrys largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, today announced the addition of two Florida-based independent agencies, Arison Insurance Services (Arison) and Ference Insurance (FIA), to the Patriot platform.

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  • Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC (Patriot), one of the countrys largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, today announced the addition of two Florida-based independent agencies, Arison Insurance Services (Arison) and Ference Insurance (FIA), to the Patriot platform.
  • Arison and FIA each provide a variety of individual and Medicare-related health insurance products to customers throughout the state of Florida.
  • Through their longstanding and strong relationships with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue), both organizations have experienced dramatic and consistent organic growth over the last several years.
  • Founded in 2019, Patriot is a growth-focused national insurance services firm that partners with employee benefits and property & casualty agencies across the United States.

Orlando Magic and Florida Blue Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Baskets for Books Program With a Virtual Children's Book

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

The children's book features the unique, encouraging friendship of STUFF the Magic Mascot and SUNNY the Florida Blue mascot.

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  • The children's book features the unique, encouraging friendship of STUFF the Magic Mascot and SUNNY the Florida Blue mascot.
  • The Baskets for Books program presented by Florida Blue donates one book to the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County for every point made at a Magic home game.
  • Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for 75 years.
  • In a continuing effort to develop lifelong learners through literacy and education, the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue are teaming up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Baskets for Books program by offering a virtual children's book: STUFF & SUNNY Take Flight.

Florida Blue triples COVID-19 community investments to over $7 million

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:36pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Blue, the state's leading health insurer, announced today it is more than tripling its COVID-19 community investments to over $7 million.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Blue, the state's leading health insurer, announced today it is more than tripling its COVID-19 community investments to over $7 million.
  • Florida Blue will invest an additional $2.5 million to provide access to testing and health care, food security and other essential needs for Floridians.
  • As we work toward reopening our communities, Florida Blue is collaborating with business and community leaders to ensure all communities have adequate access to testing and other essential services and resources," said Pat Geraghty, Florida Blue president and CEO.
  • Florida Blue , Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shieldcompany,has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for 75 years.

COVID-19 Virtual Assistant Available Free to All on Florida Blue Websites

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Florida Blue, the states leading health insurer, announced today that it is offering a dedicated COVID-19 virtual assistant on its public websites at www.FloridaBlue.com and www.FloridaBlue.com/COVID19 , free and available to anyone.

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  • Florida Blue, the states leading health insurer, announced today that it is offering a dedicated COVID-19 virtual assistant on its public websites at www.FloridaBlue.com and www.FloridaBlue.com/COVID19 , free and available to anyone.
  • We believe it is important to offer the virtual assistant not only to our members but the community at large.
  • Additional virtual options offered by Florida Blue during this health crisis include:
    Visit www.FloridaBlue.com/COVID19 to find the assessment tool or for the latest information on coronavirus.
  • Florida Blue, Floridas Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for more than 75 years.

Florida Blue Announces New Health Insurance Solution to Help Bolster Florida's Underserved Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 7:04pm

"Florida Blue is focused on expanding affordable, quality care in Florida.

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  • "Florida Blue is focused on expanding affordable, quality care in Florida.
  • Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of Florida's economy, and now more than ever, we need sustainable and accessible health insurance solutions for these businesses," said Pat Geraghty, Florida Blue president and CEO.
  • "As part of our continued effort to help more Floridians achieve better health, we built Truli for Health from the ground up for Florida's local businesses.
  • Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for more than 75 years.