You could win a $25 gift card and 25-minute massage on 12/15 from 11am to 2pm. We know the holidays can be a crazy time, but we’re always here to help. That’s why we’ve put together an extra-special Twitter contest just for you. On the week leading up to 12/15, we’ll be sending out tweets asking people for fun responses about their holiday stress relief. All you have to do is respond wit [...]

My Migration is Nearly Over

Posted on Nov 14th 2012 by Florida Blue

[Editor's note: This post was guest-authored by Stella the Whale, a life-size mural of an Atlantic right whale painted by the artist Wyland. The Wyland Foundation organized her 700-mile migration which has taken her to schools across the state in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment, s [...]

In residency, as I was studying to become a doctor, I clearly remember one of my instructors referring to diabetes as a “metabolic cancer.” She said that the disease ravaged the body like a cancer, destroying the eyes, limbs, kidneys and in fact, every organ in the body. She said that she had to choose  between Hodgkin’s disease (a cancer of the immune system) or diabetes, she would choose Hodgkin [...]

Halfway there!

Posted on Nov 6th 2012 by Florida Blue

Editor's note: This article was contributed by guest author, Stella the Whale, an Atlantic right whale mural that is the centerpiece of a Wyland Foundation project. This program will teach children about the importance of their own health and the health of the environment. For a whale like me, migration is a way of life. It's [...]

Introducing Stella the Whale

Posted on Oct 15th 2012 by Florida Blue

 My name is Stella the Whale. My friends at Florida Blue were nice enough to let me drop in and tell you about my journey starting October 14 and ending November 17. Children across the state of Florida are helping me, a life-size illustration of a baby right whale painted by renowned artist, Wylan [...]

The year was 2001. I had turned 40 years old in January. Little did I know what the remainder of the year had in store for me. I first felt the lump in my breast in late July, but because of my history of fibrocystic disease, I wasn’t too alarmed.  When a biopsy in August proved the mass was malignant, my life changed dramatically. I will never forget the moment the surgeon said, “You have breast [...]

Ah, Pinterest! If you seem to enter a time warp every time you visit the site (where does the time go?), do we have a contest for you! To celebrate your health and the start of one of the prettiest seasons in Florida, we are pleased to announce our first ever Pinterest contest, "Fall into Healthy Habits." The rules are simple, fu [...]

This week, Florida Blue Chairman and CEO, Pat Geraghty, was invited by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to speak on the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on Floridians. Pat provided Florida Blue’s perspective on the decision – that everyone is entitled to be covered, and that reform in health care is a must. [...]

Celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, the Girls Scouts of America has a long tradition of empowering young women throughout the country by teaching them the value of honesty, confidence, courage and sisterhood. One of these extraordinary young ladies is 16-year-old Joslyn Simmons of the Florida Girl Scouts of Gateway Council [...]

There’s no denying it, Tampa Bay is an amazing place to live, work and play! That’s why it’s so important to Florida Blue to help make the thriving Tampa community an even healthier place to be. You may have seen our own Mark Lee, VP of the Brand Development and Marketing Communications team, speak about some of our ongoing initiatives and partnerships that we’re proud to be a part of at last wee [...]

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