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 [...]

Don't miss out on events at your Florida Blue Center. We welcome all Floridians! You don't have to be a member to get in on free events happening at your local Florida Blue Center. From health fairs and weekly wellness programs to special guest seminars, take advantage of these free events for you and your family. You can even bring a friend! See what activities are being offered this month, ch [...]

Health Science students at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) can now receive critical hands-on experience in a new simulated hospital thanks to a grant from Florida Blue. The Florida Blue Simulation Lab is a replica of multiple hospital settings including emergency rooms, pediatrics, intensive care and obstetrics. The lab is part of the new Patel Allied Health building being unveiled later t [...]

A woman and her 29-year-old son walked into a Florida Blue Center looking for a health insurance plan to better serve his needs for a rare condition he’s had since he was 2. They left the Tallahassee center with life-changing help. Tumors have been growing throughout the man’s body for 27 years. His premiums and prescription costs with a plan from another company were high. Plus [...]

Learning to build healthy habits can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. But there’s no need to go it alone. Our revamped Better You Strides online health and wellness program can help lead you down the path to healthier habits. Ones that can help make 2020 a great year. The journey begins with you completing a personal health assessment, which takes about 15 [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation joined the “GivingTuesday” movement to kick off the giving season by hosting the social media campaign #FloridaGives. Centered around the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, the campaign received a record 5,273 entries from Florida residents who nominated Florida 501(c)(3) charities online or using the hashtag #FloridaGives. Many entra [...]

Why #FloridaGives

Posted on Dec 1st 2019 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 [...]

Cooler temperatures are expected all weekend long and with Thanksgiving approaching, you may have friends or family arriving from out of town to gather. If you're looking for some family-friendly events to get everyone together, we've got you covered! You can meet the team at your local mall. We are #WhereYouAre [...]

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 [...]

Did you know that Florida is home to the third largest barrier reef system in the World? That’s right, right off our shores from Martin County to south of Key West lies the Florida Reef Tract. A spectacular ecosystem akin to a rainforest; that provides food and shelter to thousands of marine species –not to mention protects South Florida from damaging impacts of hurricanes. Reefs are an [...]

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