We’ve all seen the slapstick scenes in Home Alone, when Kevin McCallister fights off bad guys using a series [...]

This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret—squash! Serve this up at your holiday party. No one will ever guess that they’re getting a veggie with their dessert. Plus, at 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering.   Chocolate Squash Cake Ingredients list ½ cup vegetable oil 1 package cake mix, dark chocolate [...]

If the New Year arrives before your new Florida Blue member ID card, you’re still covered. Just log in, select ID Card Services under the My Plan tab, then: • Email your ID card • Print your ID card • Show your card at the doctor’s office or at the pharmacy It’s that easy! [...]

Congratulations on renewing your health plan or picking a new plan for 2017. Here are a few steps to be sure you are ready to use your benefits on January 1. Your Member ID Card If you are staying with the same Florida Blue health plan in 2017 as you had in 2016, you should continue to use the member ID card you already have. If you switched plans for next year, you will get a n [...]

Pharmacy Changes for 2017

Posted on Dec 5th 2016 by Florida Blue

New for 2017! Pharmacy options are changing for some health plans. Switch your prescriptions to a participating pharmacy before these changes happen. Learn more [...]

When cooking on the stove, make sure to turn pots handles inward so kids aren’t able to grab them. • After you’ve enjoyed your meal, package and store any remaining food, as it can cause bacteria if left at room temperature. A good rule of thumb is to make sure to refrigerate food that can spoil within two hours. • Check the ages listed on toys to make sure they are appropriate. [...]

Tampa is now home to a new multicultural health care facility for Florida Blue members with the opening of CliniSanitas Medical Center on Dec. 1. The new CliniSanitas Medical Center is tailored to provide culturally relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized care. The medical center, located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. between N. Dale Mabry Highway and N. Himes Avenue [...]

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, most of us feel more than a little stressed this time of year.  Here’s the good news — there’s a stress-relieving tool right in your pocket. Free smartphone apps are available that can help you relieve stress, manage anxiety and improve your mood. Look for these apps on the Apple App store or in the Google Play stor [...]

You see your doctor for your annual wellness visit and you leave with a prescription for medicine to treat high blood pressure. But the medicine is more than you can afford. What do you do? Have you ever skipped a prescription refill to save money, or forgotten to take a dose of your medicine? You should always follow yo [...]

‘Tis the season to be jolly. But as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, keep these guidelines in mind if you plan to drink alcohol.   Healthy adults over 65 should stick to these limits on alcohol use: Per day: No more than 2 alcoholic drinks for men, 1 drink for women Per week: No mo [...]

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