Did you know that the National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the [...]

Enjoying the sunshine and being one with nature provides countless mental and physical health benefits. Our beautiful state features dozens of State, National and local parks with options to enjoy the great outdoors no matter your physical ability or fitness level. During these changing times it's more important [...]

Vicky Reilly knew her mother’s mental health was declining. And she knew her brother and sister-in-law needed a break from caring for the 84-year-old woman in their Florida home. But Reilly was hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, and her mother, Betty Donley, had just been discharged from an in-patient procedure. After a couple phone calls with Lisa Chatman, a registered nurse case [...]

Chances are, you’ve probably turned to “Dr. Google” with questions about your health when your doctor isn’t available. But did you know our Florida Blue Medicare members have an even better alternative through our Florida Blue Medicare Health Management Program? Get answers and advice when you need it. We will: Answer your health questions Provide self-managemen [...]

Hurricane season is upon on us, the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30th. As you make a list of necessary supplies, consider your impact on the environm [...]

It was 10 a.m. on a Monday when Kida Tisdale, RN case manager, called to check on her patient Byron*. The 43-year-old Florida Blue member from Jacksonville was struggling with some serious health challenges. Not only was he diabetic, but he had also been hospitalized twice in recent weeks for other issues and was recovering from major surgery.  In her role as a nurse with F [...]

We have earned a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey for initiatives to support employees with mental health and caregiving programs while at the same time providing more than $1.5 million in charitable donations to programs that support people with disabilities. Top-scoring businesses are recognized as Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. Florida Blue wa [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation has recognized individuals, programs and organizations that are addressing issues of poverty and opioids/substance abuse with its annual Sapphire Award for excellence and innovation in community health. Those recognized represent communities throughout the state of Florida. A total of $470,000 was [...]

We’ve extended the time you have to pay your premium for individual members and groups. So even if your payment becomes past due or is already late, you’ll have additional time to make payments, at least through August 1, 2020. [...]

While some aspects of life are beginning to shift to a “new normal,” that doesn’t mean you aren’t still feeling effects from the coronavirus. We know times may be tough, and there are lots of unique challenges we’re all facing, but we aren’t going anywhere. We’re here to answer your questions and get you the car [...]

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