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Posted on Nov 5th 2018 by Florida Blue

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On November 2, 2018, an armed man killed two people and wounded at least four others at Hot Yoga Tallahassee. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and to their families and loved ones.

In addition, we are heartbroken at the loss of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, one of our own team members, in the shooting in Tallahassee. Nancy was beloved as chief medical officer for Capital Health Plan, a sister company to Florida Blue. Her passion for improving the health of those around her was an inspiration to her colleagues, friends and the community at large.

Our Florida Blue family stands ready to help the Tallahassee community cope with and begin to heal from this terrible tragedy.

Support and Outreach in Tallahassee

In times like this, we all seek some comfort. Whether you’re a Florida Blue member or not, please know you can call on any of the following resources to get help if you need it:

• Free, 24-hour grief counseling in English and Spanish through our behavioral health partner, New Directions. Call 833-848-1762, day or night, where specially trained counselors will be waiting to talk to you or loved ones during this difficult time

• Grief counselors also will be available in person at the Tallahassee-area Florida Blue Center located at 2116 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. Counselors will be onsite during normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 6 and 7.

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