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Welcome to the Florida Blue family! As a new member, you may have some questions about how to pay your first bill. You’ll find the answers below. You can always call us if you need to, but with so many people enrolling in the new he [...]

Dental insurance is an important tool to have in your health care tool box.  Without dental insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of preventive dental care can be very expensive.  Dental benefits offered within our BlueDental plans allow you to receive a cleaning and check-up every six months, which in turn could significantly reduce the need for fillings or other costly health procedures [...]

Today’s the day! We cannot be more excited to be celebrating 100 years of our National Park Service. The National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Serv [...]

Summer is filled with fun activities, like backyard grilling and trips to the beach. Take one thing off your list by signing up for automatic monthly payments for your Florida Blue plan. Signing up for automatic payments is easy! Log in to your member account on Log in to your member account, and [...]

Welcome to Florida Blue! One of the first questions we hear is “How do I pay my bill?”  So let’s take a look at all the easy ways to pay. Whether you’ve just applied for coverage and need to make your first payment, or are making ongoing monthly premium payments, choose what works for you! Easy Ways to Pay Making your initial payment (also ca [...]

Even if you only choose plant-based meals over animal protein only a few meals a week, plant-based diets have many health benefits. Research shows vegetarian diets are linked with lower incidences of obesity, Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some forms of cancer and hypertension. By eliminating meat and substituting vegetables, beans, whole grains or soy you can create meals rich in vit [...]

With ongoing changes in the health care industry it is important to take charge of your health and well-being. Patient engagement refers to the involvement and actions each person needs to take in order to get the most from the health care services available to them. The following is a recommended list of ways to be an active participant in your health care this coming year. 1. Check wi [...]

Immunization Awareness

Posted on Aug 17th 2016 by Florida Blue

Immunizations are a cost-effective and successful way to protect yourself and your children from many diseases and illnesses. By introducing a small amount of the virus or bacteria into the body, your immune system’s defense mode is triggered, which creates antibodies to fight the germ or disease. Immunization programs can have far-reaching effects on our society. For example, when the smallpox [...]

It’s that time of year again – time to enroll in health coverage for 2017.  Open enrollment begins on October 1 for plans without financial assistance and on November 1 for plans with financial assistance.  So what’s the difference in shopping in October versus November?  The plans available starting on October 1 through Florida Blue do not includ [...]

It happened again. I couldn’t believe it. At first when it came on, I was confused and in disbelief. It was all over me and it kept spreading. “Rain drops” they called it - like these lesions or scales are some cute little badges you get to wear for a long time. Why did it make me so frustrated, so self-conscious, so sad and out of control. This is my experience with guttate psoriasis. [...]