Help after Hurricane Michael

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

With FedEx operating at 20 percent capacity in Panama City in the weeks after Hurricane Michael, it didn’t look like the CPAP machine from CareCentrix was going to make it to the Medicare member who needed it. [...]

Not Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

Nothing beats the feeling of your head sinking into a soft pillow as you drift off into dreamland. And there isn’t much worse than tossing and turning all night trying to fall asleep. As we age, falling asleep and staying asleep can start to become an even bigger challenge. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44 percent of older adults exper [...]

If you sometimes struggle to make it to the bathroom in time or have accidents, you aren’t alone. Almost half of all older adults experience some form of incontinence. Even though incontinence is a common problem, that doesn’t make it any easier for the people living with it. Contrary to what you might think, incontinence isn’t always a result of aging. But, older adults are more likely [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation collaborated with five Tampa Bay area YMCA associations to expand the “Safety Around Water” awareness campaign. The program, which teaches two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give participants confidence around water, will be taken out into the communities the Y serves in addition to continuing at more than 30 YM [...]

Late Friday night, December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with a coalition of Republican states that, since earlier this year Congress repealed the tax penalty for not having healt [...]

Self-care is the perfect way to recover from the chaos of the holidays. And the perfect place to start is Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, a free online wellness program that uses your needs, goals and interests to build your customized plan to better health. Let Better You Strides to guide yo [...]

If you live in South or Central Florida and you’re not already taking advantage of all that Sanitas Medical Centers have to offer, then you’re missing out! At a Sanitas near you, you’ll get personalized care for you and your whole family. [...]

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, family get-togethers, and lots of food. You don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Here are a few simple tricks to keep you on track this holiday season. Don’t skip meals You may think you are saving calories for later, but most people tend to overeat [...]

Ever get a call from someone saying they are reaching out “on behalf of Florida Blue?” With so many phone scams targeting older adults, you might not be sure if you can trust the caller. That’s why we want to share some of our partners that may call you from time to time on our behalf. We partner with several health companies to help make it easier for our BlueMedicare members to get se [...]

Key dates: December 15: last day to renew or enroll if you get a tax credit from the government December 31: last day to renew or enroll if you don’t qualify for a tax credit Your 2019 Florida Blue health plan benefits and coverage should have arrived in the mail. Here are some easy-to-follow steps tha [...]

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