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New innovation facility in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City to be renamed "GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center"


ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26, 2016 -- GuideWell Innovation announced today a multi-year joint strategic relationship with UST Global with the intent to deliver transformative, innovative health solutions within the soon-to-open innovation facility in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City. As a result of this groundbreaking partnership, the previously announced GuideWell Innovation Center will officially be renamed the "GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center."


UST Global is an Aliso Viejo, Calif., based leading digital services company for Global 1000 enterprises. A leader in healthcare technology services, UST Global expertise addresses specific requirements of managed health care, healthcare payers, providers, and the life science sector-from eligibility, membership, and claims systems to healthcare informatics and medical risk management systems.


The GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center will be anchored by the GuideWell Innovation CoRETM (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem) located on the entire first floor of the building. The CoRE is designed to foster and accelerate health innovation. Entrepreneurs, research and development experts and health care's biggest players will come together and collaborate at the CoRE to create and commercialize next-generation solutions to transform the health system.


UST Global is expected to serve as the solutions development partner for GuideWell Innovation CoRE and will lead a Center of Excellence focused on Next Generation Consumer Engagement. By leveraging consumer analytics, behavioral motivation theory and social affinity connectivity, UST Global will help drive the strategic agenda to create leading-edge innovations for helping consumers better manage their health through social, local and mobile platforms.

"UST Global will play an integral role in our mission of transforming the health industry by rapidly accelerating health innovation," said Renee Finley, head of GuideWell Innovation. "With their leading human centered design capability, we will create and commercialize consumer-centric solutions that motivate individuals to take control of their own health."


"UST Global's fierce ambition to make technology innovation accessible to all has resulted in this strategic partnership around health innovation, which is not limited to consuming technology but also creating cutting edge solutions," said Sajan Pillai, CEO of UST Global. "At the center, entrepreneurs will have access to resources that will help them challenge current limitations in delivering quality healthcare. UST Global will bring these technologies to market faster and play an instrumental role in turning great ideas to even better functioning products."


GuideWell Innovation CoRE, located at the GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center, will officially open its doors on March 15, 2016.


About GuideWell Innovation

GuideWell Innovation, a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, is focused on advancing the transformation of the health industry through rapid acceleration of health innovation. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla.'s Lake Nona Medical City, GuideWell Innovation will open the GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center anchored by the GuideWell Innovation CoRE (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem), designed to become the global epicenter of health excellence, where thought leaders address current issues, evaluate emerging trends and develop next-generation health solutions to radically transform the industry and the consumer experience for better health. GuideWell Innovation concentrates on seven Centers of Excellence representing areas of focus to facilitate and accelerate the transformation of new ideas into useful products. The Centers of Excellence include Advanced Integrated Delivery of Care, Next Generation Consumer Engagement, Digital Health and Remote Management, Computational Health, Wellbeing and Human Performance, Health Care Financing and Health Policy. For more information, visit guidewellinnovation.com.


About GuideWell

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. The GuideWell organization includes the leading health insurance company in Florida, a number of health care delivery businesses, a consumer engagement company, and a provider of administrative services to state and federal health care programs. For more information, visit guidewell.com.


About UST Global

UST Global is a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies. UST Global's mission is to lead companies through critical digital transformations to drive higher business value. UST Global specializes in six next generation digital services -- design, cyber security, mobile, social, analytics and cloud. Powered by the mantra 'fewer clients, more attention', UST Global strives for excellence in providing their clients high quality services and a commitment to long-term success. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global has over 15,000 associates; operating in 25 countries across four continents.