For numerous initiatives enabling people with disabilities to join its workforce and easily access information, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, was named 2017 Employer of the Year for businesses with fewer than 100,000 employees by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in [...]

Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Community Health Symposium on April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The 2017 event, Creating a Culture of Health, features sessions, roundtable discussions, professional development and networking opp [...]

Innovative programs such as using Uber to transport people to follow-up doctor appointments and programs that help consumers take control of their health have earned 10 Florida community-based health nonprofits a share of $2.5 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation. The grants will enable the nonprofits to deliver creative and effective ways to improve health care for underserved, [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - To help Florida’s diverse population make informed choices about their health and nutrition, the Florida Blue Foundation continued its support of the Florida Literacy Coalition for an eighth year by awarding 15 grants totaling almost $75,000 at the 32nd Annual Florida Literacy Conference in St. Petersburg. The [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Blue Foundation has new Officers and a new Board of Directors following election at the annual meeting of its members and the annual meeting of the Board.  A new Director has been elected and five Directors re-elected to the six-person Board of Directors of the Florida Blue Foundation. The philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue supports co [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grant proposals are now being accepted for the Florida Health Literacy Initiative, a partnership of the Florida Blue Foundation and the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC). This effort provides health-education resources for local adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and family literacy programs so that students in these programs can make informed choices about [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Barry University will receive a $225,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to create and implement a two-year Statewide Nursing Leadership Development program. Over the grant period, a cohort of 32 nurse professionals from eight regions of Florida – East Central, Northeast, Northwest, North Central, Southeast, Southwest, South and West Central - will r [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Six Florida community-based health nonprofits will share $1.5 million in grants from the Florida Blue Foundation to fund innovative ideas, programs and best practice models for new health solutions to help underserved, multicultural populations across Florida. The grantees and their innovative programs are: Ability Housing of Northeas [...]

Guided tours on Dec. 1 open to public as annual Medicare enrollment season draws to a close JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2015) – A new model of health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Florida lands in Jacksonville in 2016, and its creators are offering a sneak peek just in time to make coverage changes for the new year. The federal government’s annual Medicare enrol [...]

Leading Florida Health Insurer Among Top-Scoring Companies for Disability Equality Index  Jacksonville, Fla. –Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, earned a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, confirming the company’s commitment to full inclusion of people with disabilities. The inaugural DEI was a j [...]