There are many non-medical factors that can have an impact on an individual’s overall health. As a result, it requires Florida Blue to take a more holistic approach—to go beyond traditional medicine—to help our members achieve better health. I recently sat down with Dr. Kelli Wells, Sr. Medical Director at Florida Blue, to talk more about these non-medical factors, known as social determinants [...]

Some say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not for you. Because it’s also the season for gift giving. Bah humbug! But you’re no Scrooge. You actually enjoy giving gifts. What you don’t look forward to is figuring out what to get for the special people on your list. Has your holiday gift shopping fallen victim to procrastination? Are your loved ones tired of [...]

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will descend upon Orlando. To visit Disney World? Nope. (Sorry, Mickey!) They’re here for the 40th Florida Blue Florida Classic. This historic rivalry between two of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) and the Rattlers of Florida A&M University (FAMU), draws al [...]

My Kind of Classic

Posted on Nov 15th 2018 by Latondra Steele

Imagine an abstract painting with orange and green brush strokes clashing with maroon and gold ones. This is what the city of Orlando will look like this weekend for the 39th Florida Blue Florida Classic. This historic matchup between the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) Wildcats draws alumni and supporters from both schools from all [...]

Health is the New Wealth

Posted on Nov 4th 2018 by Latondra Steele

You probably own a Fitbit or know someone who does. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will use a fitness tracker product by the year 2021, which will pump over $20 million into that industry. If you went to the gym last year, you contributed to the 5 billion trips people in the U.S. took to workout. Gym membership fees alone gene [...]

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