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2018 Health Plan Changes for Members Who Buy Insurance on Their Own While there’s a lot of talk about changes to our health care laws, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. You can keep your Florida Blue health coverage. And if you’re eligible, you can continue to get financial assistance based on the 2018 eligibility guidelines. This year you h [...]

There’s an app for just about everything today. From bargain shopping to planning a vacation, you have access to the whole world in the palm of your hand. We know life happens when you’re on the go, so we’ve improved the Florida Blue mobile app to give you easier access to what you need, anytime, anywhere. If you haven’t used it in a while—or if you don’t have it yet—now’s the time to get on bo [...]

Keeping Influenza at Bay

Posted on Aug 31st 2017 by Florida Blue

Across the state, Florida families are back from vacation and preparing for back-to-school season, football season and more. With all this activity, it’s easy to forget that flu season is also just around the corner. Influenza, or flu, viruses usually begin to show up in October, and the season can last through fall and winter or longer. The flu is very contagious. People with weakened [...]

Earlier this year, my husband, Gary, had triple-bypass open heart surgery. We went from being a family who had only the occasional prescription for antibiotics to one managing multiple medications each day. This was a big change in a lot of ways, including finding a way to stick to Gary’s new drug regimen so he’d stay healthy. [...]

Last weekend, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of southeastern Texas, bringing with it mass destruction and catastrophic flooding. Federal officials predict the deadly storm will force 30,000 people into shelters and as many as 450,000 victims to seek disaster assistance  [...]

For numerous initiatives enabling people with disabilities to join its workforce and easily access information, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, was named 2017 Employer of the Year for businesses with fewer than 100,000 employees by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in [...]

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