Posted on Jan 16th 2019 by Florida Blue

Healthy lifestyles enable individuals to live full, productive lives. It allows children to maximize their growth and learning potential. It enables parents to excel at their careers and pass along positive behaviors to their children. It creates a community where physical, emotional and mental well-being is a central focus. UCF has established the Parramore Healthy Community Coalition, [...]

Support for Caregivers

Posted on Jan 8th 2019 by Florida Blue

Taking full-time care of a loved is an important job, and it can be a very rewarding one, too. But the around-the-clock rigors of being a caregiver can sometimes leave you feeling exhausted, lonely and even sad. You may not have people in your life who understand the daily challenges you face or who you can talk to candidly. A support group for caregivers [...]

Help after Hurricane Michael

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

With FedEx operating at 20 percent capacity in Panama City in the weeks after Hurricane Michael, it didn’t look like the CPAP machine from CareCentrix was going to make it to the Medicare member who needed it. [...]

Not Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

Nothing beats the feeling of your head sinking into a soft pillow as you drift off into dreamland. And there isn’t much worse than tossing and turning all night trying to fall asleep. As we age, falling asleep and staying asleep can start to become an even bigger challenge. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44 percent of older adults exper [...]

If you sometimes struggle to make it to the bathroom in time or have accidents, you aren’t alone. Almost half of all older adults experience some form of incontinence. Even though incontinence is a common problem, that doesn’t make it any easier for the people living with it. Contrary to what you might think, incontinence isn’t always a result of aging. But, older adults are more likely [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation collaborated with five Tampa Bay area YMCA associations to expand the “Safety Around Water” awareness campaign. The program, which teaches two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give participants confidence around water, will be taken out into the communities the Y serves in addition to continuing at more than 30 YM [...]

Late Friday night, December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with a coalition of Republican states that, since earlier this year Congress repealed the tax penalty for not having healt [...]

Hurricane Michael Impacts

Posted on Dec 11th 2018 by Florida Blue

If you need an individual or family plan and you weren’t able to enroll in a 2019 health plan because of the hurricane, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period until February 16. Counties eligible for this extended SEP include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, Jefferson, Suwannee, Madison and Hamilton. [...]

This is your mother’s flu shot. And your grandma’s. And your partner’s. [...]

Self-care is the perfect way to recover from the chaos of the holidays. And the perfect place to start is Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, a free online wellness program that uses your needs, goals and interests to build your customized plan to better health. Let Better You Strides to guide yo [...]

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