A New Destination

Posted on Jan 9th 2018 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

American writer, Henry Miller once wrote, “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.“ I firmly believe there is joy in experiencing a new way of seeing and doing things.  It helps broaden our minds, our attitudes and our well-being. Many would say I am an avid traveler, always seeking new adventures with my family.  Whether we are driving up a mountai [...]

Lowering your holiday stress level should include lowering your expectations.   Many of us find that it is a difficult task as we compare our decorating skills, or lack there of to those fabulous images on Pinterest, YouTube or our friends’ Facebook pages. But what are you to do, when you are hosting a holiday get together; people are dropping in and your in-laws d [...]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush once said: “giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of  [...]

Why #FloridaGives

Posted on Nov 15th 2017 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Susan Towler, Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation and the Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Florida Blue, to chat about the work of the Foundation, the importance of Giving Tuesday and our new #FloridaGives community campa [...]

A Helping Hand

Posted on Sep 24th 2017 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

Pat Geraghty leads by example. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the example he has set is on the relief and recovery efforts across the state of Florida. As the CEO of Florida Blue, chair of the Florida Council of 100, and Chairman of the Board Trustees for the United Way of Northeast Florida [...]

The term supplier diversity refers to corporate business programs and initiatives that promote and help create economic prosperity in underserved communities. As an innovator in enabling healthy communities, we seek out small and diverse organizations to participate in our supplier diversity program.   Each year we support different programs and partne [...]

Have you ever had a favorite pair of sunglasses you kept wearing even when they got scratched up? You still find yourself reaching for those glasses, ignoring those scratches because you think you look so good in them. Sometimes, when the sun is shining brightly, the scratches make it difficult for you to see. You feel uneasy, shaky, or unconfident in your ability to make out what is front you. [...]

Volunteers bring breath and depth to our mission of helping communities achieve better health. Today we salute the volunteer efforts of Laura Johnson, an account management specialist on our sales administration team. So Laura, why is volunteering important to you? I think everyone should find a way to support their local communities and the causes that are imp [...]

We are continuing our series on some of our Florida Blue volunteers. Meet Betsy Haddad who is a Provider Solutions Advisor.  She works in our Lake Mary Office and has been volunteering all of her life. Betsy, why is volunteering important to you? My family set a strong example of volunteering in our community and my parents still do volunteer work t [...]

Last week, President Barak Obama officially proclaimed this week as National Volunteer Week.  He stated that volunteers help drive our country’s progress day in and day out while making extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility.  National Volunteer week is a way to recognize and celebrate the individuals who give selflessly to help others in and out of the communities [...]