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.   Myth: I could get the flu from the flu shot. Fact: The flu shot does no [...]

Did you know the American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist every six months? Seeing your dentist regularly is important not just to keep your teeth pearly white. Your oral health can affect your overall health, too. As you age, you become more likely to have dental issues because of wear and tear on teeth over time and other health-related issues. According to the Na [...]

Prescription Coverage 101

Posted on Aug 30th 2018 by Florida Blue

Prescription costs are one of the fastest growing expenses in health care. One way insurance companies try to keep these costs more affordable for you is through a formulary and drug tiers. So, what are these and what do they mean for you? What is a formulary? A formulary is a list of medications that are covered by your plan. This list is created by doctors and [...]

Ordering your drugs through Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime® home delivery is a smart way to save time and money. With most plans you pay less by ordering a 90-day supply by mail rather than by filling a prescription every month at a pharmacy. With a new prescription, simply complete a home delivery [...]

Someone to Talk To

Posted on Aug 28th 2018 by Florida Blue

If you’ve been affected by the recent tragic events in Jacksonville, Florida, we have specially trained counselors ready to listen and provide comfort in both English and Spanish. Call the 24-hour helpline at 833-848-1762. It’s free of charge and you don’t have to be a Florida Blue member. You can also get in-person counseling services on Wednesday, Augu [...]

High cholesterol can become a problem at almost any age, but your risk for developing it increases as you get older. For women, high cholesterol can especially become a problem after menopause. Luckily, there are ways to prevent high cholesterol or lower it right in your kitchen. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all your body’s cells [...]

Admitting you need help getting around can be hard. Canes, walkers and scooters are for the old and feeble in some folks’ minds. One of the most common concerns we hear from the friends and family of our Medicare members is the refusal to acknowledge the limitations on mobility that frequently come with age. Not being able to walk as fast, up stairs or even across the parking lot is fru [...]

Most of us would like to be able to move around without help from anyone or anything. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes you need a little extra help getting around after surgery. Or maybe you need more permanent help getting from place to place. It can be scary having to rely on something for help.  But this could mean the difference between staying safe and having an ac [...]

Are you worried a friend or someone you love might need help getting around? Talking to your loved one about fall prevention and mobility aids can be hard to do. Few adults want to admit they need help getting around or that it might be time to give up some of their independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults over the age of 65 experienc [...]

You may have heard news reports about a new phone scam targeting Florida Blue members. The scammers are calling to offer a bogus pain cream they say can replace pain medications. The goal of the scam seems to be to get money out of older adults or steal their identities, according to reports. We wanted to make sure you know about this scam so you don’t become a victim. Also, we want to [...]

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