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Many of you who are in the Tampa Bay area are signed up or perhaps thinking about participating in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. The Gasparilla Distance Classic is a road race that is held this year on February 20-21 on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. Even if you’re not training for this race, I am sure many o [...]

If you’re not from the Tampa Bay area you may not have heard of Gasparilla. For those of you who live in Tampa, you may be very familiar with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in addition to all the amazing events that surround the season. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an annual celebration held in Tampa and has been around since 1904. It is held in late January or early February and i [...]

Yesterday’s Tampa Bay Times posted a news article on various individuals having some confusion around the deadline for enrolling in Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act – ACA). As stated in the article, “Florida continues to lead the nation in enrollment, with 1.6 million people statewide having already selected a plan. Nationally, the figure is about 11.5 million people, a [...]

On January 27, 2016 Florida Blue hosted a tweet chat and shared the top 8 questions and answers regarding the open enrollment process. w=With the help of our Florida Blue Center Leader for Health Policy, Kelly James we were able to share some insight into this somewhat confusing topic. If shopping for a health plan through the federa [...]

If shopping for a health plan through the federal Marketplace sounds daunting to you, don’t worry -- Florida Blue has you covered. Here are three things you should know before open enrollment ends Jan. 31, this Sunday ! [...]

In a recent study, researchers revealed that one in three healthy kids suffer a bone fracture at some point in their young life. The most common fracture is a distal forearm fracture, or a break in between the elbow and [...]

An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a non-invasive imaging tool that provides detailed 3-D images of the body without the use of radiation. The test uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to ma [...]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting that 60 percent of Americans do not get enough exercise. For good health, adults should spend 2 ½ hours per week exercising, and kids should be playing or exercising 1 hour each day. The best way to improve our health is to make physical activity a normal part of your family’s life. Here are some tips to make physical activity fun for [...]

Starting with the 2014 tax year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all taxpayers to indicate whether they were enrolled in health care coverage as part of their annual federal tax return.  In addition, taxp [...]

The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace is Jan. 31, which is right around the corner. To help get the word out and help our community achieve better health in 2016, the Tallahassee retail center hosted Souls to Enroll Health Fair on Sunday, Jan. 10. The goal of Souls to Enroll w [...]

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