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 [...]

Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years, and in 2011, 13% of U.S. high school students were identified as obese. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat as a result of more calories being consumed than what is being burned. Childhood obe [...]

Health care is supply-sensitive, meaning where there is greater capacity, more care is delivered, regardless of need. Primary care is an essential driver of quality health care, but in the U.S., it is the most neglected.  Most experts agree improving health care quality is attainable and necessary; it rests on a delicate balance of efficient allocation of limited resources and patient-c [...]

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men, behind lung cancer. Some prostate cancers will grow quickly and spread throughout the body, while others may grow slowly and will never impact a man’s health or life expectancy. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms unless the growth presses on the urethra. Getting regularly screened for [...]

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The ACA will change how consumers can buy health plans, the health plan products we can offer them, and who will be cove [...]

The human brain is a complicated organ that only weighs 2-4 pounds. You may already know that the brain is responsible for all of the functions in the body, but did you know you can improve your brain health at any age? And it’s not so difficult to do. According to Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a renowned neurophysiologist and author of “Save Your Brain [...]

Since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act, Florida Blue has been committed to complying with the law and actively working to bring it to life. That includes making sure we have the essential health benefits and other features in our plans, so our products can be sold on the health insurance Marketplace, sometimes ca [...]

Remember that phrase "you are what you eat"? Sure, we all know it's important to eat healthful, nutritious foods for a healthy heart. But there's no reason heart healthy foods need to be bland to be nutritious – just to cut down on those unhealthy yet flavorful ingredients like salt. Here are some healthy ways to flavor foods, so you don't feel deprived. The [...]

A new study from Indiana University revealed that more than 930,000 young adults now are covered under their parents’ health insurance plans due to a provision of the [...]

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