Why volunteer? With our busy lives, overbooked calendars, and limited resources, what would make you want to stop for a moment to assist someone else, or help a cause? You only need ask six of our employees, named this week as Blue Community Champions of the Year. They are Julie Engelien, Karen Fergusson, Janice Connelly, Laura Johnson, and two honorable mentions: Christy Forrester and Heather Fer [...]

Your Best Foot Forward

Posted on Apr 12th 2012 by Florida Blue

Our free monthly health fair at your local Florida Blue Center has a special focus this weekend:  your feet! Join us Saturday, April 14th as we bring in the pros from Reebok to provide advice on starting a fitness routine and finding the right footwear for the job. While you're there, meet one-on-one with Florida Blue health care experts and get all your questions answered in person - [...]

What do you get with a winning score from the Orlando Magic? This year, it will be so much more than satisfied players and happy fans.  Florida Blue is proud to partner again with the Orlando Magic in the Baskets for Books program.  For every point made by the Orlando Magic at every home game, two books are donated to the [...]

A New Connection

Posted on Apr 6th 2012 by Florida Blue

You, our readers, are the reason we are here.  You want clear, direct information that will help you make a purchase decision, get the most from your membership, and maybe even get a little healthier. We redesigned our blog with those points in mind, and will strive to provide the solutions you seek. Our articles will be written by the experts here at Florida Blue, as well as experts around the s [...]

Florida Blue employees around the state were on the move April 5 for our annual Move@Lunch event. We created a short video to share the excitement, energy and fun we had this special day. We are Florida Blue!   [...]

What Makes You Smile?

Posted on Mar 10th 2012 by Florida Blue

For us, it’s family, dogs, significant others and the people we work with. We put together a video on all of the various reasons we flash our pearly whites. Why all the talk about smiling? Well, while we had much fun posing for the below vi [...]

Stress Managed

Posted on Feb 27th 2012 by Florida Blue

Loren was having a normal day when something went amiss. She was rushed to the emergency roomwith chest pains and later found that she had experienced a coronary occlusion. What surprised her was that she had always been in good health, was fairly young and did not have a history of cardiac problems. After being discharged, Loren’s husband, concerned for her welfare, called Blue Cross to better un [...]

“Don’t worry – help is on the way.” This simple sentence must have sounded like a life preserver being thrown to a drowning person. Indeed, Dr. Frank Santamaria, administering to the needs of a patient suffering from severe difficulties with breathing, was able to provide the patient his first night’s rest in months.  The next morning, not only was the patient feeling better, his wife was e [...]

Halloween Recipes

Posted on Oct 28th 2011 by Florida Blue

Halloween is just around the corner and our very own chef-in-residence, Shelby Brethour, has come up with some amazing Halloween recipes that are fast and fun to make. By day, Shelby works hard at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. By [...]

Yoga - A Journey

Posted on Oct 17th 2011 by Florida Blue

With close to 11 million Americans practicing it, yoga is certainly a fitness routine that has captured our nation. From flexibility to strength, the many benefits of yoga [...]

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