It started out as a normal Saturday. Jack met a few friends at the neighborhood courts for a pick-up basketball game. About 20 minutes into the game, Jack went for a lay-up. When he landed, he turned sharply and twisted his knee. First he heard a loud popping sound. Then his leg buckled beneath him. It wasn’t the first time his knee hurt after playing, so Jack used what he always had— i [...]

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your health. A primary care doctor is someone you can talk to about your health concerns. They’ll work with you on a plan to get and stay healthy, and they may find any health issues early when they can be easier to treat. And even if you’re rarely sick, a $0 yearly visit is a great way to stay connected with your doctor. You’ll get the scr [...]

Did you know sea turtles give us insight into the overall health of our state’s waters? The number of sea turtles and health of the population impacts our oceans. The Florida Aquarium explained that sea turtles eat ocean jellies (jellyfish), preventing the large “blooms” that negatively impact fisheries, re [...]

Ah, spring! It’s the Goldilocks of seasons—not too hot, not too cold, plus it’s full of sunshine, birdsong and colorful flowers. But spring also marks the beginning of misery that will last through fall for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. You probably know someone with seasonal [...]

How Drug Coverage Works

Posted on Feb 26th 2019 by Florida Blue

Prescription costs are one of the fastest growing expenses in health care, and they can take a bite out of your budget. Prescription drug coverage is different for every Florida Blue health plan. To make the most of your pharmacy coverage, it’s important to understand your plan’s details, like what drugs are covered, which pharmacies are in the network and how basic pharmacy co [...]

Our Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Check your local center calendar for more details. Diabetes Prevention Program [...]

Busting Myths About Flu Shots

Posted on Feb 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself, your community and those you love from the flu. However, many people avoid getting the vaccine because they’ve heard incorrect information about it. Here’s a look at myths and facts about the flu shot.   [...]

This is your mother’s flu shot. And your grandma’s. And your partner’s. And your preschooler’s. And your college student’s. The truth is, when you get the flu vaccine, you’re protecting everyone around you. Everyone you love, all your neighbors, even the bagger at the grocery checkout line. The CDC reports that last winter we lost 80, [...]

We’ve made exciting changes to our 2019 HealthyBlue Rewards & Loyalty Program. You still get rewarded for getting the care you need. Why not get a little more for doing it? It’s our way of saying “thanks” for taking care of your health. HealthyBlue is a rewards and loyalty program focused on keeping BlueMedicareSM [...]

The best way to avoid surprises at the pharmacy is to know what your plan covers. You can find that information in your plan’s formulary (list of covered drugs). We mail you a new list of covered drugs each year. Log in to your member account at floridablue.com/medicare to find your drug list. Or fi [...]

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