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A former Miami Heat star, the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and two local nonprofit health centers are finalists for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prestigious Sapphire Awards to recognize excellence in community health care. The awards are part of the Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium, tak [...]

The Early Childhood Court program of The Florida Center for Early Childhood in Sarasota changed its approach to handling cases of young children in foster care from one of simple management to one that seeks to heal the underlying source of maltreatment. For this effective approach that has improved the lives of children, the ECC has been named a finalist for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prest [...]

Chances are good that you’ve earned rewards for taking care of your health. So, be sure to check your 2019 HealthyBlue Rewards dashboard. All rewards points must be redeemed by midnight ET on December 31, 2019.  [...]

This month Florida Blue kicks off its 75th-anniversary celebration. A lot of change since we were established in 1944, but one thing that remains the same is our commitment to helping our members and the communities we serve to improve their health. [...]

Your company’s Florida Blue health plan may cover this program at no extra cost Mary’s crazy schedule consumed her life. She juggled home, children, work, after-school activities and volunteer work [...]

Thank you! Florida Blue is celebrating its 75th anniversary and we wouldn’t be here without you, our members. We started as a little office on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville in 1944 to provide affordable health plans to Floridians. I don’t think we could have imagined then that we would help 5 million people across the state every year to access health [...]

A few weeks ago, I attended a health care conference in South Florida. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the annual event, including leading healthcare executives from around the world. I enjoyed seeing other leaders I know, meeting new people, and talking about where healthcare is headed.   More than anything I heard that day, what I will remember most [...]

There is no question that a great deal has changed since April 27, 1944, the day Florida Blue—A GuideWell Company—opened its first office on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville as Florida Hospital Service Corporation, later becoming Blue Cross Blue Shield. Founded on the need to provide affordable health care in Florida, our company has remained steadfast in that effort. Here we are, 75 years late [...]


Posted on Apr 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

Today we celebrate a much overlooked but quite beloved holiday, #NationalGrilledCheese day. While they certainly should not be a weekly lunch staple, grilled cheese sandwiches can transport us to memories of sunshine filled days playing outdoors under the sprinklers or beneath a summer hose. So in celebration, we’re shar [...]

We recently announced a partnership with Professor George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University to develop consumer behavior analytics and testing strategies to help the company better engage with consumers so they can make more informed decisions that will lead to improved health outcomes. Loewenstein, considered one of the pioneers of behavioral economics, is the Herbert A. Simon [...]



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