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CEOs Against Cancer is a powerful group of executives committed to saving lives and improving their company's bottom line. CEOs from the world's top companies are uniting to change the course of cancer to leverage the collective knowledge, power and resources of the American Cancer Society.  Florida Blue Pat [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation will present its 2017 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, Creating a Culture of Health, April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. As the capstone of the event, the Foundation will award $365,000 in gra [...]

Walk to Unplug

Posted on Apr 14th 2017 by Florida Blue

These days it’s common to spend a good portion of each day in front of a screen. We go from our computer screens at work to TV screens at home to phone and tablet screens in between. Our minds are constantly engaged, and we don’t realize how important it is to disconnect from time to time. One great way to unplu [...]

Get Prepped for Tax Prep

Posted on Apr 10th 2017 by Florida Blue

April showers bring May flowers...and tax deadlines. While filing your taxes probably isn’t your favorite springtime activity, it doesn’t have to be a total bust. Florida Blue doesn’t give tax advice, but we can give you a few tips for reducing your stress when you’ve got a big task ahead. Reduce Stress by Being Prepared Whether you’re filing your own t [...]

A Black Dog Named Depression

Posted on Apr 7th 2017 by Anonymous

“I had a black dog. His name was depression.” To look at me, you’d never know. I have a full-time job, a wonderful husband and lots of friends. I genuinely enjoy life, but I also have a secret: I struggle with depression. When I confide this part of me to others, I get surprised looks and raised eyebrows. Most days, I’m OK. I was diagnosed with depress [...]

Have you been to the doctor yet this year? Now is a good time to schedule your checkup to check in on your health. These are important, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Besides spending one-on-one time with your doctor, it’s also a good time for your doctor to do special tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and not causing other problems. Your docto [...]

When you’re filing your 2016 tax returns, you’ll show proof that you had health insurance using Form 1095. You may receive one or more versions of the form, depending on how you enrolled or if you changed from a PPO to an HMO anytime during the year. If You Enrolled Through Healthcare.gov (The Marketplace) If you enrolled in your 2016 plan through the government [...]

Healthy Eating on the Go

Posted on Apr 2nd 2017 by Florida Blue

March was National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme was “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It’s a reminder that each bite counts—and you hold the tool in your hands to make healthy choices happen. When your life is busy, it’s often easier to grab food on the go. Sometimes, though, we sacrifice convenience for nutrition. The good news is that you can get the nutrients your body needs even when [...]

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