What You Should Know:
– GuideWell partners with Livongo to provide Florida Blue Members an end-to-end consumer-centric virtual care experience.
– Florida Blue will become one of the first health plans to provide health consumers with a single access point for whole-person care through Livongo and Teladoc’s best-in-class combined care experience.
Livongo, the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced a strategic partnership with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care. Florida Blue, a GuideWell subsidiary and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, will in the future provide access to Livongo for Diabetes to select Members. GuideWell and Livongo plan to provide access to Livongo for Diabetes through GuideWell’s consumer engagement solution, Onlife Health, which helps guide health plan Members through their healthcare journey.
Florida Blue currently offers Teladoc Health’s virtual care program to its Members. In August, Teladoc Health and Livongo announced a planned merger agreement to create the global leader in consumer-centered virtual care.
Powering End-to-End Virtual Care Experience
Together, Teladoc Health and Livongo will offer select Florida Blue Members living with diabetes an end-to-end virtual care experience including connected devices, advanced data science, and telehealth – all via the Onlife Health platform. By integrating Teladoc Health’s best-in-class virtual care platform with Livongo’s highly sophisticated capabilities to aggregate data and provide useful insights to Florida Blue Members in real time, Florida Blue will become one of the first health plans in the nation to provide health consumers a single access point for whole-person care regardless of clinical situation, driving better health outcomes and lower costs.
“Offering tools and resources that improve access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical,” said Pat Geraghty, President and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue. “Beyond the pandemic, the expectations of the consumer experience and care delivery will be forever changed. With Teladoc Health, we have experienced the clear benefits of virtual care and through a new partnership with Livongo, we are excited to offer additional resources for diabetes management that provides the tools for Members to manage their health on their terms.”