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, [...]

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 [...]

Are you eating too much sugar? Even if you skip the cookie aisle at the store and say no to sugary drinks, chances are, your diet probably includes more sugar thank you think. At most, adults should only get about 10 percent of their calories from added sugar, according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  [...]

Hurricane Michael Impacts

Posted on Feb 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

If you need an individual or family plan and you weren’t able to enroll in a 2019 health plan because of the hurricane, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period until February 16. Counties eligible for this extended SEP include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, Jefferson, Suwannee, Madison and Hamilton. [...]

Celebrate With Us

Posted on Jan 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

We’re thankful that you’re part of the Florida Blue family! To show our appreciation, we’re hosting events at Florida Blue Centers across the state on February 9 with food, fun, giveaways and more. Our Center staff is excited to meet you and tell you all that’s available to you there. There’s no cost to attend, and you can bring friends and family along. [...]

You deserve high quality service and care you can trust. We're here to help make sure that happens. To do this, we review requests for certain medical and pharmacy services. You may have heard this process referred to as making “Coverage Decisions.” We call medical requests “Organizational De [...]

If you became incapacitated and could not make decisions about your medical care, would your loved ones know what to do?  Florida Blue is proud to support the state’s initiative to educate Floridians of all ages on the need for health care advance directives. You have probably heard stories about the heartbreaking conflicts and challenges that arise among family member [...]

Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering a free grief counseling hotline to anyone in need of emotional support following the tragedy in Sebring this week. The hotline is open 24-hours a day to the entire community at no cost and will connect callers with a trained, caring professional [...]

Looking for the latest wearable health tracker, a new weight loss program or a local gym with interesting classes? Perhaps someone in your family needs new glasses or even a hearing aid. All of these can take a bite out of your budget, but that’s where Blue365® comes in! Blue365 offers discounts of up to 50% on health and wellness products and services, and it’s available to all Florida [...]

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