Get Ready for 2017 Open Enrollment It’s that time of year again – time to enroll in health coverage for 2017. Open enrollment for Marketplace plans begins on November 1, with coverage starting on January 1, 2017. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your coverage options for next year. [...]

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Posted on Oct 20th 2016 by Florida Blue

Usher in fall with this holiday favorite ingredient! Serve this crowd-pleaser as an appetizer or dessert. It’s easy to make, loaded with vitamin A and low in saturated fat.  Ingredients: • 6 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature • 1/3 cup reduced-fat Greek yogurt • 15 ounces (1 can) roasted pumpkin, no sugar added • 2 1/2 teaspoons gr [...]

We’re back with Steven and Mia as shop for a health plan. Something that really helped them make a decision was knowing they’d be able to get care when they needed it—that’s the value of a health plan. We talked about the doctors and specialists who are on the list for the plans they like, which hospitals or pharmacies they would go to, and the nearest urgent care center for those non-critical [...]

We’ve been talking with Steven and Mia on their journey to understand more about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and signing up for a health plan. One big concern is the cost. Will they be eligible for a lower monthly payment through a tax credit or subsidy? Here’s the good news: Based on their income, they may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government [...]

We’re catching back up with Steven and Mia as they go down the path to getting a health plan for 2017. Mia is the one who usually does the research in the family. We let Mia know that we’re here to help her think through things and walk through her options as she is choosing a plan. And we do this at no extra cost.   These are some key things for Mia, or anyone who is looki [...]

We wanted to touch base with Steve and Mia for one last visit, to find out their next steps now that they enrolled in a Florida Blue plan. What can they expect to receive from Florida Blue? When do they get their health plan info and member ID cards? When and how should they start getting health care services? And where do they turn for answers to questions about their benefits and ways to save [...]

Like lots of people this fall, Steven and Mia want to sign up for a 2017 health plan. They don’t get health coverage through their jobs, and they know they need it for ‘the big stuff’. But where do they start? They turned to us and we had good news for them:  we had some straightforward facts to share, plus we’ve mapped out some easy steps for them to take. Come along for the ride. [...]

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and if you or a loved one is recovering from this or any other type of cancer, a strong support system can make all the difference. Here are four w [...]

Using Technology to Track Your Health

Posted on Oct 18th 2016 by

Here are a few tools to help you keep track of your health. You can use them by logging on to your member account on and click Health & Wellness and then the Care Programs tab to access these tools:  [...]