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GuideWill Reports Strategic Deal With Livongo

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced a strategic agreement today with Livongo (NASDAQ:LVGO) the leading

· 10/16/2020 12:11

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced a strategic agreement today with Livongo (NASDAQ:LVGO) the leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives.

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (PRNewsfoto/GuideWell)

Florida Blue, a GuideWell subsidiary and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, will provide access to Livongo for Diabetes to select members.

Access to Livongo for Diabetes will be provided through GuideWell's consumer engagement solution, Onlife Health, which helps guide health plan members through their health care journeys.

Florida Blue currently offers Teladoc Health's general medicine virtual program to Florida Blue members and is expanding this service offering to include behavioral health in 2021. In August, Teladoc Health and Livongo announced a planned merger agreement to create the global leader in consumer-centered virtual care.

"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 are forever changed. With Teladoc, 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. "

Together, Teladoc 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's best-in-class virtual care platform with Livongo's highly sophisticated capabilities to aggregate data and provide useful insights to members in real time, the combined entity will provide health consumers a single access point for whole-person care regardless of clinical situation, driving better health outcomes and lower costs.

"Livongo is proud to partner with Florida Blue to provide our proven chronic condition management solution to Florida Blue members," said Glen Tullman, Livongo Founder and Executive Chairman. "By leveraging our reseller agreement with Teladoc Health, we were able to accelerate the collaboration, and offer our services to people in a critical moment when caring for our vulnerable populations is of the utmost importance. This innovative relationship is a great example of how we can combine technology with the empathy so critical to a great health and care experience that meets people where they are and wherever they are."

As of August 5, 2020, Livongo has more than 1,300 clients, including more than 30 percent of Fortune 500 companies, four of the top seven health plans, health systems, government organizations, and labor unions.