The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Agi [...]

When was the last time you had a colorectal screening? Regular screening can help find colon cancer early, when treatment is more effective. If you haven’t had a colorectal cancer screening recently, ask your doctor what colorectal cancer screening is right for you. You have options, and they are all available at no extra cost, ranging from colonoscopy to in-home screening kits. Don’t wait. Tal [...]

If you normally don’t get a flu shot, or you think the flu shot doesn’t work, keep this in mind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors different flu virus strains and works to make sure each year’s vaccine is the right one to protect you. Getting your annual flu shot is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. You can get your $0 flu sh [...]

Each year, one in three older adults experiences a fall. Falls can lead to serious injuries, so it’s important to prevent them. Use the following tips to stay safe: Remove electrical cords and loose items from walkways. Have your eyes checked at least once a year. Install handrails and grab bars near steps and in showers a [...]

Open Enrollment Period (OEP), is the designated period of time for individuals and families who purchase their own health coverage (not through an employer) to get a 2018 health insurance plan through the [...]

Note: If you have health coverage through Medicare or your employer, this announcement doesn’t affect you. There has been a lot of chatter recently in the news about government health care subsidies going away. If you buy your own Florida Blue insurance for yourself or your family, here’s what you need to know. Premium tax credits (subsidies) are not going away [...]

Are you planning on keeping your 2017 plan for next year, too? Read the top three questions to keep in mind [...]

At Florida Blue, we care deeply about our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Nate. See below for important information that may be helpful to you as you prepare for the storm. Important Information for Our Members If you need a refill on medicine: ·       Don’t get caught witho [...]

There are a growing number of people visiting the emergency room for long overdue dental care. According to Federal data reported by the American Dental Association, emergency room visits for dental related  problems increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012 (ADA [...]

We are partnering with Walgreens and have teamed up to offer free flu shots to all Floridians over the age of 18 at select Florida Blue Centers. Flu shots are available at no charge to Florida Blue members as well as individuals who are uninsured, Medicare beneficiaries and those with insurance t [...]

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