This year, the Florida Blue Foundation will celebrate 13 years of presenting the Sapphire Awards to individuals, programs and organizations in community health and social programs. The Foundation honors these leading organizations at its annual Community Health Symposium. The first set of honorees were in 2005 and since that year, 88 Sapphire Awards, totaling more than $4.2 million, have been a [...]

At Florida Blue, we are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and his philosophy of  nonviolent social change.  He drew from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his Christian faith to lead the largest nonviolent movement in the United States.  He was a powerful orator who moved many to seek justice [...]

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 [...]

Bob Dylan said, “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” And on this Veteran’s Day, I’m honored to stand with so many heroes. Whether you yourself served or you’re a family member of someone who did, you know the sacrifice that comes with protecting the freedoms we Americans enjoy every day. [...]

Autumn Adventures

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

The (slightly) cooler days of fall are the perfect time to head outdoors for some fun in Florida. If you are looking for something to do, consider these ideas.   Meet a Manatee:  When it gets cool, where do manatees like to go? The springs! The water stays warm — about 72 degrees — in Florida’s sprin [...]

The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness   Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Aging, social rel [...]

In his free time, Orville Weir is a recording engineer who is passionate about producing music that is unique from anything anyone has ever heard. In his role as a Service Advocate in the Federal Employee Program (FEP), he’s equally passionate about creating a one-of-a-kind, positive experience for each and every [...]

At Florida Blue, we care deeply about our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Nate. See below for important information that may be helpful to you as you prepare for the storm. Important Information for Our Members If you need a refill on medicine: ·       Don’t get caught witho [...]

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