Like Florida's summer weather, our state's public health forecast is partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Looking into the clouds, the state’s HIV rate is twice the national average, and 10 percent of Americans diagnosed with AIDS live in Florida. Overweight and obesity rates for children and adults in Florida, 33 percent and 65 percent respectively, are slightly above national levels. Hospitaliz [...]

It might be the first time that the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became real for you was the day you received a letter from us that left you thinking your policy was canceled. Here’s the good news: unless you say otherwise, you [...]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is all about spreading one simple, powerful message: Early breast cancer detection and prompt treatment saves lives The size of breast cancer and how far [...]

The simple answer is innovation … in the way we deliver and pay for care. But as The Blueprint for a Healthier Florida 2013, produced by the [...]

Earlier this month, Samsung beat Apple and others in introducing the first highly anticipated smartwatch, which tech analysts quickly trashed. One simply asked, how smart can a smartwatch be and will the smartwatch make you healthier? The critics were missing the point tha [...]

We are excited to announce the release of The Iron Man and Habit Heroes comic book in partnership with Marvel. The comic book features Habit Heroes characters uniting with the world-famous armored Avenger, Iron Man. In this comic adventure, villains u [...]

The average retail price for a pack of cigarettes in the United States is $5.29. If you do the math, a person who smokes a pack a day spends $1,930.85 each year to support the habit. But that’s just the cost of the cigarettes—there are many other hidden expenses related to cigarette smoking. Here are some examples as to what the real cost of smokin [...]

  The Affordable Care Act was all about access to health care, so that issue is resolved, right? Not so fast, according to The Blueprint for a Healthier Florida 2013, produced by the [...]

The Blueprint for a Healthier Florida 2013, produced by the Florida Blue Center for Health Policy, makes two key points a [...]

At Florida Blue, our mission is to help people and communities to achieve better health. One of the ways we do that is with our Florida Blue Centers. We opened our first Centers in 2007 (Jacksonville and Miami) as an innovative concept in health care and custom [...]

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