For many of us, family has a tremendous influence in shaping our lives. For Lana Lenzini, a Network Development Contractor in Orlando, it shaped her desire to help others. When Lana was young, her mother was diagnosed with severe depression, and as Lana grew up, she watched her mom wrestle with the disease. After her mother’s diagnosis, she spent a lot of time with her [...]

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 [...]

"I have pulmonary fibrosis.” I was sitting in my living room when my mother uttered those words to me from hundreds of miles away. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew it didn’t sound good. I don’t recall exactly what she said after that because I was overwhelmed by a desire to learn everything I could about the disease in that moment. I grabbed a nearby laptop and immediately [...]

LAKE MARY, Fla. – Florida Blue announced a major expansion of its Central Florida operations today. The state’s largest health insurer will add more than 280 positions and a new 30,000-square-foot office in Seminole County, tripling its local workforce. Florida Blue unveiled its newest contact center located at 701 International Parkway in Lake Mary as part of the expansion announcement [...]

Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health and Metro Health, Wellness & Community Centers, is offering support to individuals affected by recent tragic events in Orlando during the upcoming St. Pete Pride weekend, June 25-26. [...]

Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to individuals and loved ones affected by recent tragic events in Orlando. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors v [...]

Everyone gets struck by life’s blows, even when you’re the legendary Dick Vitale, the renowned sports broadcaster and former professional basketball coach. From medical issues to job changes, there were many times when Vitale thought his world was crashing in on him, but he always found a way to bounce back. In part two of my chat with the Hall of Famer and Florida Blue member, Dickie V [...]

When you meet Dick Vitale, you can’t help but be inspired by his charisma and enthusiasm for life. The Hall of Fame sportscaster and former college and NBA coach has an energy that is contagious, as are his Vitale-isms. As the man who coined terms such as “diaper dandy,””Mr. Pac Man” and “Wilson Sandwich,” I wasn’t too surprised when a passerby yelled out his most famous phrase, “awesome baby,” [...]

University of South Florida doctoral student Gabriel Saffold’s idea for the next big thing in health care came from his young son’s beloved toy. When Jingly the Camel’s battery died, electrical engineering student Saffold discovered the process was far more complicated than replacing the batteries in a remote control. He had to buy a specific battery, tear the stuffed animal apart, repl [...]

Alignment Healthcare opens care centers exclusively for Florida Health Care Plan’s BlueMedicare Preferred HMO members ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A new model for health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Florida has come to Pinellas County. Two new Alignment Healthcare Centers are now open in Eagles Park Shopping Center in St. Petersburg, an [...]

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