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2014-04-02 12:31:28

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rene Lerer, M.D., has been appointed President of Florida Blue and the GuideWell group of companies which includes GuideWell Health, GuideWell Connect and Diversified Service Options, Inc. Lerer will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Geraghty as part of the newly created Office of the CEO. Lerer, whose appointment is effective May 1, 2014, joins after serving as chairman and CEO of Magellan Health Services, a...

2014-02-05 08:29:07

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System have signed a clinical integration agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in South Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO) "As one of the largest health care organizations in the nation, Memorial Healthcare System is an important ally in helping to create a delivery of care model that seeks to eliminate...

2014-01-31 12:25:30

- Report Scores Corporate Policies and Practices Addressing LGBT Workplace Equality - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue announced today the company earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign. This marks the fifth...

2014-01-13 08:27:12

- Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Florida Blue and Community Volunteers Help Bring Celebration to Students - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Florida Department of Education's 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, volunteers and teachers from around the state will introduce the comic book "Iron Man and Habit Heroes" to Florida students. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents and...

2013-12-17 08:28:45

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic jointly announce the decision to continue their collaboration aimed at providing the utmost in quality health care for patients in Florida. Specifically, the two Florida health care leaders are continuing their bundled payment agreement specific to the treatment of knee replacement surgery for Florida Blue's members. In addition, Mayo Clinic and Florida Blue are extending their overall network agreement...

2013-12-10 08:30:03

JACKSONVILLE and ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue and Orlando Health Physician Partners announced today the execution of an accountable care agreement, which aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in the Orlando area. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO) Through this arrangement, Orlando Health and Florida Blue plan to improve the individual patient experience, while also decreasing medical costs, by enhancing...

2013-11-14 16:29:12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue announced today that individual members may extend through 2014 their existing policies that were scheduled to be discontinued due to non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Floridians will continue to have a choice to select new coverage plans available under the ACA. The ACA mandated that all health plans provide 10 categories of essential health benefits. Because some plans offered did not include these...

2013-11-13 12:27:19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue has appointed Darnell Smith Market President - North Florida Region, effective immediately. In his new role, Smith is responsible for Florida Blue's business market growth, as well as customer and community involvement across 36 North Florida counties, stretching from Palm Coast through Pensacola. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) This is the first time that the company has had a market...

2013-09-26 20:21:44

- Divita Replaces Chris Doerr, Who Retires at Year's End - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue announced today the appointment of Charles "Chuck" Divita, III as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Florida Blue, reporting to Patrick J. Geraghty, chairman and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Effective immediately, Divita will become a member of the Florida Blue executive management team and the operating committee. (Photo:...

2013-06-11 12:28:27

New structure provides flexibility, supports transition to health solutions company JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company, has filed a request with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) to organize under a policyholder-owned, not-for-profit mutual insurance holding company (MIHC) system. This structure provides Florida Blue important flexibility in today's rapidly changing health care environment and...