By now, many of us have moved on from our New Year’s resolutions. Not because we nailed them, but because we didn’t. That happens for many reasons. Sometimes the goals we set are unrealistic. Other times we give up when we hit a plateau or become impatient. [...]

The coronavirus outbreak that began in late December in China has been getting a lot of headlines. The numbers are big: About 72,000 cases and nearly 1,800 deaths, as of Feb. 17. About 99 percent of the cases are in mainland China, as are all but five of the deaths. There are 1 [...]

SilverSneakers® is well-known for helping older adults stay active by building their strength and energy. Now it can help them build college tuition savings for loved ones. Thanks to a partnership between SilverSneakers and SAGE Scholars, Florida Blue Medicare members can take part in the Tuition Rewards program. And it’s easy to do: You’ll get 1,000 Tuition Rewards point [...]

The YMCAs of the Tampa Bay area and the Florida Blue Foundation are teaming up again to save lives! Thanks to a generous $155,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation, Tampa Bay area children can receive free water safety and swim lessons at their local Y. Free Safety Around Water [...]

It’s time to fire up the slow cooker! This warm and hearty stew is made with healthy chicken sausage, apples and cabbage. Cabbage is in season during the winter, so pick some up at your local farmer’s market or at the store. Ingredients 1 medium head green cabbage 2 Granny Smith apples ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon smoked paprika [...]

Many of us only think about our health coverage when we get sick. Don’t wait until you’re feeling under the weather to get started with your 2020 Medicare health plan. Here’s why: Your Medicare health plan includes many benefits that can help keep you from getting sick, like a flu shot or your Annual Wellness Visit with your doctor. These preventive [...]

Coping With Change

Posted on Feb 14th 2020 by Florida Blue

Experiencing change as we get older is inevitable. Sometimes, even small events can throw us off course throughout our day-to-day lives. Major changes, such as retiring or the death of a spouse or friend, can ripple through all aspects of your life. Whether positive or negative, change can be hard. [...]

You’ve probably heard a lot about the recent outbreak of a virus in China. About 20,700 cases and over 425 deaths have been reported in the five weeks since the first person was diagnosed there in late December. About 99 percent of the reported cases are in China and all but one of the deaths occurred there, as well. Click [...]

Life can get hectic juggling your job, family and other obligations. Before you know it, you’re skipping breakfast because you’re late for work, grabbing fast-food for dinner after your child’s soccer game and passing on exercising in the evening because you’re too tired. You tell yourself you’ll cook a healthy dinner and make time to exercise tomorrow. But that doesn’t always happen. B [...]

Getting the right care starts with finding the right doctor. Based on feedback from members like you, we have just added new features in our online provider directory, making it easy for you to find a doctor that best fits your needs. The directory [...]

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