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Apr 29, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Florida Blue Celebrates 70 years as Advocate for Florida Communities

 Known for more than half a century as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, today Florida Blue marks its 70th anniversary as a proven health...

Apr 11, 2014, 10:03 ET

GuideWell Health and Crucial Care Launch GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors in Orlando

 GuideWell Health has formed GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors, LLC, which will serve as a stand-alone medical facility serving the Orlando...

Mar 18, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network Create Accountable Care Program

Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network (BHQN) announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that...

Feb 05, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System Form Clinical Integration Partnership

 Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System have signed a clinical integration agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of...

Jan 31, 2014, 12:36 ET

Florida Blue Earns Fifth-Straight Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index

Florida Blue announced today the company earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking...

Jan 28, 2014, 16:05 ET
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Florida Blue Names Dr. Jannifer Harper Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; Andy Marino Vice President of Delivery System

 Florida Blue announced today the appointment of Dr. Jannifer Drake Harper, vice president of Medical Operations, to the position of chief...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and First Coast Health Alliance Create Accountable Care Arrangement

 Florida Blue and First Coast Health Alliance announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and...

Jan 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Focuses on Healthy Habits

 As part of the Florida Department of Education's 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, volunteers and teachers from around the state will...

Jan 09, 2014, 18:02 ET
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Florida Blue extends payment deadline

 Florida Blue announced today that it will extend the premium payment deadline to January 28 for new members who enrolled in a health plan by...

Dec 17, 2013, 08:00 ET

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic Extend Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic jointly announce the decision to continue their collaboration aimed at providing the utmost in quality health care for...

Dec 10, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Orlando Health Create Accountable Care Arrangement

Florida Blue and Orlando Health Physician Partners announced today the execution of an accountable care agreement, which aims to improve the...

Nov 14, 2013, 17:08 ET

Florida Blue Announces Continuation of Individual Health Care Plans through 2014

 Florida Blue announced today that individual members may extend through 2014 their existing policies that were scheduled to be discontinued...

Nov 13, 2013, 10:25 ET
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Florida Blue Appoints Darnell Smith Market President for North Florida Region

 Florida Blue has appointed Darnell Smith Market President – North Florida Region, effective immediately. In his new role, Smith is...

Sep 26, 2013, 17:27 ET
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Florida Blue Appoints Charles "Chuck" Divita, III Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 Florida Blue announced today the appointment of Charles "Chuck" Divita, III as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Florida...

Sep 11, 2013, 12:57 ET
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Florida Blue Reports 24th Year of Positive Performance

 At Florida Blue's annual policyholders' meeting today, Chris Doerr, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief...

Jun 11, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Florida Blue Files to Form a Not-for Profit Mutual Insurance Holding Company

Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company, has filed a request with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) to organize...

May 21, 2013, 11:29 ET
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Florida Blue Sales Center Recognized as One of the Top 10 for its Size in the United States and Canada

 Florida Blue's BlueDirect Sales Center (BDSC) has been ranked among the top 10 for medium-sized call centers in all industries in North...

May 14, 2013, 08:00 ET
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HFMA Elects Florida Blue's Jonathan Gavras to Board of Directors

 The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) — the nation's largest and leading membership organization for healthcare...

Apr 18, 2013, 13:00 ET
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Florida Blue Served as Host to 2013 Disability Matters Conference

Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, hosted the seventh annual U.S. Disability Matters Award Banquet and Conference on its...

Apr 11, 2013, 16:00 ET
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Healthbox Opens Applications for Florida-Based Accelerator Program

 Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that fosters early-stage healthcare companies, and their anchor partner Florida Blue,...