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Teachers played a very influential part of my life during elementary school. Whether it was my uncle, who was a teacher and taught me many of life’s lessons when I was away from school after my parents’ divorced or it was the teachers who led my classroom, they were significant figures in my life. Two that really stand out are my fourth-grade teachers Ms. Alfonso and Mr. Patrillo. As st [...]

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, family get-togethers, and lots of food. You don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Here are a few simple tricks to keep you on track this holiday season. Don’t skip meals You may think you are saving calories for later, but most people tend to overeat [...]

My Kind of Classic

Posted on Nov 15th 2018 by Latondra Steele

Imagine an abstract painting with orange and green brush strokes clashing with maroon and gold ones. This is what the city of Orlando will look like this weekend for the 39th Florida Blue Florida Classic. This historic matchup between the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) Wildcats draws alumni and supporters from both schools from all [...]

I am back at the Florida Blue Florida Classic for the fifth year in a row, and I couldn’t be happier.  The Classic is one of my favorite events and I love sharing great recipes with the attendees, many of whom I meet year after year. [...]

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will descend upon Orlando. To visit Disney World? Nope. (Sorry, Mickey!) They’re here for the 39th Florida Blue Florida Classic. This historic rivalry between two of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) and the Rattlers of Florida A&M University (FAMU), draws al [...]

Ever get a call from someone saying they are reaching out “on behalf of Florida Blue?” With so many phone scams targeting older adults, you might not be sure if you can trust the caller. That’s why we want to share some of our partners that may call you from time to time on our behalf. We partner with several health companies to help make it easier for our BlueMedicare members to get se [...]

Key dates: December 15: last day to renew or enroll if you get a tax credit from the government December 31: last day to renew or enroll if you don’t qualify for a tax credit Your 2019 Florida Blue health plan benefits and coverage should have arrived in the mail. Here are some easy-to-follow steps tha [...]

Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to local residents affected by the recent tragic event in Tallahassee. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 1-833-848-1762. Additionally, on-site grief counseling is available from [...]

We support Tallahassee

Posted on Nov 5th 2018 by Florida Blue

On November 2, 2018, an armed man killed two people and wounded at least four others at Hot Yoga Tallahassee. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and to their families and loved ones. In addition, we are heartbroken at the loss of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, one of our own team members, in the shooting in Tallahassee. Nancy was beloved as chief medic [...]

Health is the New Wealth

Posted on Nov 4th 2018 by Latondra Steele

You probably own a Fitbit or know someone who does. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will use a fitness tracker product by the year 2021, which will pump over $20 million into that industry. If you went to the gym last year, you contributed to the 5 billion trips people in the U.S. took to workout. Gym membership fees alone gene [...]

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