Don’t Get Scammed This Season

Posted on Sep 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

Older adults are the fastest-growing group of Americans to be victimized by identity fraud or internet schemes. In fact, one out of every 10 Americans who are 65 and older and living at home will be a victim of scam abuse, according to the United States Senate Committee on Aging. We all love a discount or a free product, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting a deal or being [...]

Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more includ [...]

Let’s get this out of the way first: If you’re having serious issues, such as severe chest pains, changes in mental status or sudden numbness or weakness, call 911 or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible. Any delay could be life-threatening. But for less-serious medical issues, you have options for when your primary care doctor isn’t available. Options that may save you time [...]

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? Or lost your car in a parking lot? Aging takes its toll on every part of the body, our brains included. As we age, some of our brain cells die and the volume of our brains actually shrinks a bit. These changes contribute to thinking and memory errors. At first, it may seem funny. And later, maybe a little scary. [...]

Hurricane Dorian Member Update

Posted on Sep 9th 2019 by Florida Blue

Finally, the storm that became powerful Hurricane Dorian is not a threat to the United States. Hopefully, you’ve been able to get back to a normal routine. Our mission during Dorian’s painfully slow two-week path was to help you and your loved ones be prepared to get necessary care and medications before, during and after the storm. Our hope is that you made it through the storm with as [...]

Things are moving fast, and we know you are too.  With family obligations, work commitments and community events, time is precious. We value you and your time and we know you want to make the most of the time you have, so our team wants to meet you when and where you are. We’re neighbors. Florida is our home, too. And as neighbors, we take care of each other. That’s why we’re passi [...]

Pat Geraghty, President and CEO of Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, today announced that the company will donate $150,000 to support relief and recovery efforts along the Florida coast and in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “While we feel extremely fortunate that the path of Hurricane Dorian spared the majority of the state, the devastation felt by our f [...]

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the state, Florida Blue is temporarily allowing members in all Florida counties to get an early refill of their medications. Through September 28, Florida Blue members can get a 30-day emergency supply of medication from in-network pharmacies. Members who go to an out-of-network ph [...]

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 [...]

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