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LAKE MARY, Fla. – Florida Blue announced a major expansion of its Central Florida operations today. The state’s largest health insurer will add more than 280 positions and a new 30,000-square-foot office in Seminole County, tripling its local workforce. Florida Blue unveiled its newest contact center located at 701 International Parkway in Lake Mary as part of the expansion announcement [...]

Florida Blue is committed to the communities it serves and the health of its members. That’s why we support a multifaceted approach to optimum oral care called Oral Health for Overall Health. Why Oral Health for Overall Health? Dental health can influence conditions such as diabetes, oral cancer, coronary artery disease (CAD [...]

A New Destination

Posted on Jul 25th 2016 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

American writer, Henry Miller once wrote, “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.“ I firmly believe there is joy in experiencing a new way of seeing and doing things.  It helps broaden our minds, our attitudes and our well-being. Many would say I am an avid traveler, always seeking new adventures with my family.  Whether we are driving up a mountai [...]

#BlueGivesBlood

Posted on Jul 25th 2016 by Florida Blue

Did you know that every blood donation could help save as many as three lives?  It’s a fact we all should know and share because the need for blood is every day. Recently the world recognized June 14, 2016 as World Blood Donor Day.  It is a day we acknowledge the role of blood donors and the impact their donations have had in their local communities, their nations and the worl [...]

Passport in hand and ready to go! Traveling overseas to visit lands I have only seen through the tube. These are the thoughts that stream through my mind as I am in the waiting room of my doctor’s office just a week prior to my trip to Dominican Republic As a healthy young adult, the only tablet that goes with me everywhere, literally, is my Trader Joe’s Women’s Once Daily Multivitamins [...]

Visit a Florida Blue Center

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Visit a Florida Blue Center At a Florida Blue Center, you can sign up for a class (like yoga!) or seminar and ask questions about your health coverage in one stop. At some of our centers, you can also talk to a nurse and get screenings, such as blood pressure checks. Visit http://www.floridablue.com/find-a-loc [...]

Need a new doctor? We can help you 24/7 Did you know you can find a full list of doctors in your network around-the-clock? Just visit bluemedicarefl.com. Follow these steps to search for doctors in your network: Go online to: bluemedicarefl.com. 1.Click Resources and Event [...]

Is Your Health on Track?

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Before you plan your summer activities, make sure you have seen your doctor for your annual wellness visit. Your annual wellness visit is different from other doctor appointments you have throughout the year. Whether you feel fine or see your doctor regularly, your annual wellness visit is important to keep you healthy from head to toe. If you have [...]

How Much is Too Much?

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine now and then can actually be good for you. In fact, studies have shown that antioxidants found in red wine can be healthy for your heart. But this silver lining could be attached to a pretty dark cloud. Alcoholism affects 1 in 10 Americans over 60. Although men are more likely to be affected by alcoholism overall, women are more likely to b [...]

More than 11 million adults over age 65 have diabetes, and some of them may not even know it. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body attacks cells that produce insulin, a hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes typically develops when people are younger, during childhood and adolescence, and cannot be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, on th [...]

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