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Florida Blue and AmeriHealth Caritas announced that Florida True Health, a joint venture of the two organizations to bring Medicaid managed care and services to Florida, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prestige Health Choice. In 2012, Florida True Health purchased a minority interest in Prestige, a Medicaid health plan that operates in 55 of the state’s 67 counties and currently serves more than 300,000 members. Florida Blue has more than 4 million health care members across the state. AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

This was reported by Business Wire on August 10, 2015.

Contact Information: Paul Kluding, Senior Director, Public Relations, Florida Blue, 4800 Deerwood Campus Pkwy., Jacksonville, FL 32246; 905-904-3404; E-mail: paul.kluding@floridablue.com; Website: www.bcbsfl.com

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