Choosing the right insurance plan should be a thoughtful and informed decision without having to go through a cumbersome and clumsy process. That’s what makes our intuitive Premium and Plan Compare tool so valuable. Members who buy individual or family plans on their own can quickly see how key factors in their current plan—such as premium, benefits and potential tax credits—compare to [...]

Making sure people with Medicare receive safe, quality care is one of the main goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It’s our goal, too. You deserve a Medicare health plan that works hard to help you manage your health and get the care you need. [...]

Florida Blue is working with Lyft, a transportation network, to offer Florida Blue members with Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual plans Lyft rides to their doctor’s visits. Having access to reliable transportation for medical appointments is a significant issue for health care consumers across the nation. In fact, millions of Americans miss medical appointments each year due to lack [...]

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will descend upon Orlando. To visit Disney World? Nope. (Sorry, Mickey!) They’re here for the 40th 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 [...]

Did you know that Florida is home to the third largest barrier reef system in the World? That’s right, right off our shores from Martin County to south of Key West lies the Florida Reef Tract. A spectacular ecosystem akin to a rainforest; that provides food and shelter to thousands of marine species –not to mention protects South Florida from damaging impacts of hurricanes. Reefs are an [...]

Last year’s flu season was one of the longest in the 40 years the government has been keeping track of the data. The season before was the deadliest, with about 80,000 people dying. And still, fewer than hal [...]

Maybe you’ve skipped your mammogram once or twice. There are good reasons not to. Regular mammograms have reduced breast cancer deaths by 40 percent since screening began in the mid-1980s, according to the American College of Radiology.  Mammograms arm you against breast cancer [...]

Keep Your RA at Bay

Posted on Oct 15th 2019 by Florida Blue

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, swollen joints can make it hard to do normal things, like opening a jar or using a pair of scissors. Most RA sufferers would describe relief as going days in a row without pain and stiffness. If left unchecked, RA can lead to more pain and joint deformity. Is there a way to lower the chances the disease will make it hard to do everyday things that make [...]

Most bites from a mosquito will sting, leave a red bump, be itchy for a few days and then be forgotten. But that rare mosquito can be infected with West Nile virus and pass it on to you. The majority of people with the virus don’t feel sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control. About 20 percent have minor issues, including a [...]

Archangels Offers Support

Posted on Oct 13th 2019 by Florida Blue

At some point in our lives, almost all of us will be a caregiver to someone we love. Caregiving—to an aging family member or a loved one with a disability—is one of the hardest and most rewarding things most of us will ever do. At times, this job can be tough and lonely. Often, even those close to us won’t know what we’re going through. And it can be a challenge to open up and talk abou [...]

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