Florida’s first flu-related deaths for the 2019-20 season were three children who had not been vaccinated. None of them had other health issues that contributed to their deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. A simple flu shot might have saved their lives. Their deaths come at a time when flu cases are on the rise in Florida. Outbreaks are more widespread at this [...]

(This blog is for consumers who enrolled in an individual or family health plan for 2020 coverage. If you get coverage through your job, this doesn’t apply.)   If you’re new to Florida Blue for 2020, or if you’re coming back to us after having a different plan in 2019, welcome to the Florida Blue family. There’s one important step to take now so you can sta [...]

Learning to build healthy habits can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. But there’s no need to go it alone. Our revamped Better You Strides online health and wellness program can help lead you down the path to healthier habits. Ones that can help make 2020 a great year. The journey begins with you completing a personal health assessment, which takes about 15 [...]

Pay Your Bill Your Way

Posted on Dec 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Paying your bill on time is the best way to make sure you have the coverage you need—when you need it. We have lots of options; pick the one that’s best for you! These particular ways to pay are specific to Florida Blue members under the age of 65 years who purchased a health plan on their own. If you bought your plan through your employer, ask your HR representative for details about ways to p [...]

You may have seen some news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week. Here’s what it means to you. In short, there are no changes right now. The court decision won’t affect your 2019 or 2020 Florida Blue health plan. If you’ve signed up for a new plan for next year, you can still look forward to using all the benefi [...]

Flu cases are on the rise in Florida and across the country. The best way to protect you and your family is to get a flu shot. Have questions about the flu shot and why you should get one? We’ve got answers. [...]

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Papa, a nationwide provider of senior services, to offer Florida Blue members in select Medicare Advantage plans assistance with transportation, house chores, companionship, and other senior support services. Social isolation is a significant issue for aging adults and can have a major impact on overall health. Papa, which c [...]

Time is running out is to renew or buy your Affordable Health Care plan (also known as Obamacare) during the annual Open Enrollment Period. If you are good with the plan you have, then you’re set for 2020. If you have changes in your life’s circumstances, you may want to look at some of our other plan options. But hurry, Dec. 15 is the last day this year to buy plans on the Health Insur [...]

Cooler temperatures are expected all weekend long and with Thanksgiving approaching, you may have friends or family arriving from out of town to gather. If you're looking for some family-friendly events to get everyone together, we've got you covered! You can meet the team at your local mall. We are #WhereYouAre [...]

The cascade of holidays at the end of the year sometimes make it hard to finish the year on a healthy note, with so many parties, celebrations and delicious food. If you make it through Thanksgiving without an extra pound or two, that’s a good start. But the month or so that follows can test your willpower and your waistline. The annual holiday-palooza starts Dec. 22, with the first day [...]

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