Better Health Starts Here

Posted on May 19th 2017 by Florida Blue

Where We’ve Come From A decade ago, we had the vision for a brick-and-mortar place people could come and ask questions about their insurance. We built our first retail center in 2006 and quickly realized that people in our communities wanted more—so we added a staff of nurses who could answer questions about things like blood pressure and diabetes. Since that fi [...]

Your daughter is about to drive across the country to attend college in another state. Do you watch her pack and wish her good luck? Or do you take her to get her car checked out before she leaves, just to make sure the engine runs properly and the tires have enough tread? You notice an expired safety notice posted in the elevator. Do you take the stairs, or think, “This is probably fin [...]

Walk to Unplug

Posted on Apr 14th 2017 by Florida Blue

These days it’s common to spend a good portion of each day in front of a screen. We go from our computer screens at work to TV screens at home to phone and tablet screens in between. Our minds are constantly engaged, and we don’t realize how important it is to disconnect from time to time. One great way to unplu [...]

Get Prepped for Tax Prep

Posted on Apr 10th 2017 by Florida Blue

April showers bring May flowers...and tax deadlines. While filing your taxes probably isn’t your favorite springtime activity, it doesn’t have to be a total bust. Florida Blue doesn’t give tax advice, but we can give you a few tips for reducing your stress when you’ve got a big task ahead. Reduce Stress by Being Prepared Whether you’re filing your own t [...]

Have you been to the doctor yet this year? Now is a good time to schedule your checkup to check in on your health. These are important, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Besides spending one-on-one time with your doctor, it’s also a good time for your doctor to do special tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and not causing other problems. Your docto [...]

When you’re filing your 2016 tax returns, you’ll show proof that you had health insurance using Form 1095. You may receive one or more versions of the form, depending on how you enrolled or if you changed from a PPO to an HMO anytime during the year. If You Enrolled Through Healthcare.gov (The Marketplace) If you enrolled in your 2016 plan through the government [...]

Healthy Eating on the Go

Posted on Apr 2nd 2017 by Florida Blue

March was National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme was “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It’s a reminder that each bite counts—and you hold the tool in your hands to make healthy choices happen. When your life is busy, it’s often easier to grab food on the go. Sometimes, though, we sacrifice convenience for nutrition. The good news is that you can get the nutrients your body needs even when [...]

Are You a Primary Caregiver for a Loved One? Caring for someone can take a toll on your health. No matter how much you have to do or how much help your loved one needs, it’s important to take care of yourself first. Manage your stress: If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, think about the reason and take a break from it if you can. Simpl [...]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.But even if you en [...]

Farm to Table

Posted on Mar 28th 2017 by Florida Blue

Looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday morning? Check out your local farmer’s market to scoop up some fresh veggies, like cucumbers, onions and greens. Loading your plate with fresh veggies can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease and other conditions. Bonus: They taste great too. This easy-to-make and affordable Greek salad is loaded with veggies that are in season in s [...]

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