Looking to make the most of your Florida summer? With the warmer months come many outdoor activities. If you are planning to head out into the great outdoors, remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s how you can protect your skin this summer. Protecting yourself from the sun is particularly important for adults over age 65. According to the American Academy of De [...]

Have you heard that there are different kinds of care you can receive? Preventive and diagnostic screenings are two ways your doctor helps keep you healthy. Understanding the difference between the two might seem minor, but it’s a small detail that will help explain reasons you might need some care over others. So, what’s the difference? Preventive care is given when you are symptom-fre [...]

Annual health screenings are an important part of staying healthy, especially for adults over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, only 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 are up to date with clinical preventive services. These services allow your doctor to catch many health problems earlier when they are easier to treat. Your Flor [...]

Do you have questions about what your Florida Blue Medicare health plan covers? You can always call Member Services at the number shown on the back of your plan ID card, but you might already have the answer at your fingertips. Your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) is an important legal document that explains what’s covered and how much you pay with your BlueMedicare plan. We update the EOC [...]

No one enjoys going to the hospital. Having to go back there after coming home for a short time feels even worse. According to the United Health Foundation, almost 15 percent of adults age 65 and older are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of leaving. Planning a hospital visit soon, or know someone who is? Here’s some advice to help ease your next hospital visit and ensure you don’t end [...]

Dan loved his job. He’d been an accountant for nearly 30 years and he felt he could fill out tax forms in his sleep by now. Through the years, Dan had come to love boating. These days, he spent most of his free time on the boat, doing overnight or weekend trips or cruising the local waterways. Dan’s dream for his retirement was to see the world by boat, stopping in a new port every few [...]

Firework Safety Tips

Posted on Jun 30th 2019 by Florida Blue

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.   Happy Fourth of July! We hope y [...]

Stay Safe in the Summer Sun

Posted on Jun 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy! A cool splash in the pool, boogie boarding at the beach and sun bathing are great for enjoying the weather. However, they also put you at risk for getting a sun burn. Before you go outdoors, be sure to protect your skin from head to toe. Too much sun exposure can lead to skin damage and even melanoma. Here’s what you can do to protect your [...]

We’re seeing a resurgence of two serious diseases in the U.S.: hepatitis A and measles. It’s important to be sure you and your family have been vaccinated for these so that you are protected against these diseases. The two blog posts below will update you on the news, getting your shots and recognizing symptoms. [...]

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Here's how to make sure you’re prepared Be sure to review personal evacuation and emergency plans with your family. As part of yo [...]

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