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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Blue Foundation has chosen 13 finalists from around the state for its 2016 Sapphire Awards and $350,000 in grants. The awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. The winn [...]

Yesterday we had our monthly Tweet Chat, which focused on the topic of healthy eating. For those of you who missed it, don't worry! Below are the questions along with the top #FlBlueChat tweets from the event.    [...]

Your regular checkups are a good way for you and your doctor to keep an eye on your health. And if you have diabetes, you have even more reasons to go to the doctor on a regular basis. Besides spending one-on-one time with your doctor, your doctor will also need to perform special tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and not causing other problems in your body. Diabetes can [...]

CliniSanitas is a new group of medical centers offering comprehensive care exclusively for Florida Blue members in the Miami area, including Doral, Kendall and Miami Lakes. The medical centers offer primary care, specialty care, urgent care, lab, diagnostic imaging and medications 7 days a week—all in one convenient location. Clin [...]

Starting this year, you will need to show proof that you had health insurance in 2015 when you file your taxes. It’s called Form 1095, and you may receive one or more versions of the form. If you purchased health coverage through the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace, you should have received Form 1095-A from the Marketplace—not your health insurer—by Jan. 31, 2016. This form will inclu [...]

Do you have a picky eater in your house? Involving children in shopping, cooking family meals and even gardening are important steps in getting kids interested in fruits and vegetables. Here are 10 tips to help your child—and your family—get excited about cooking and eating healthy foods. Mean Green Cleaning Machine. Bring your kids into the kitchen and ask them [...]

What’s the best way to reduce your risks for chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, get on track for a healthy weight and have your health questions answered—all in one stop? Your annual wellness visit with your doctor, which may be covered at no cost to you as a Florida Blue member (be sure to check your benefits). Be sure to schedule your annual wellness visit with you [...]

Burnt out on your same old routine at the gym, or did you already let your New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside? Spring is upon us and the temperature is not too hot, not too cold— it’s just right to get outside and get active. Here are five tips to take advantage of the spring weather and get you and your family moving. Hiking at a park [...]

The 2016 Sapphire Symposium and Awards is scheduled for April 20-21, 2016 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The early registration discount ends on April 1, 2016. This event will have several amazing panelists and speakers participating. The Sapphire Awards is a highly competitive nomination program. For the 2016 competition, a total of 117 nomination [...]

March is National Nutrition Month®,  an annual nutrition education and informational campaign. The focus is to bring awareness to the extreme importance of making sensible food choices and creating better eating and exercising habits. Florida Blue wants to help promote this vital awareness campai [...]