In support of residents of the Florida Panhandle who continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in the state, has increased its financial commitment to the recovery effort to $500,000. [...]

Autumn Adventures

Posted on Oct 17th 2018 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 springs, so manatees congregate there. Some good places to see manate [...]

Teachers played a very influential part of my life during elementary school. Whether it was my uncle, who was a teacher and taught me many of life’s lessons when I was away from school after my parents’ divorced or it was the teachers who led my classroom, they were significant figures in my life. Two that really stand out are my fourth-grade teachers Ms. Alfonso and Mr. Patrillo. As st [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation is collaborating with five YMCA associations to expand the “Safety Around Water” awareness campaign in the Tampa Bay area. The program, which teaches two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give participants confidence around water, will be taken out into the communities the Y serves in addition to continuing at more than 30 YMCA locations across [...]

I believe in teachers, and I believe children are our future. Yes, it’s straight from the song Greatest Love of All. We must teach them well, and let them lead the way. In an effort to support those who lead the way, I am honored to support Junior Achievement (JA). Since 1919, JA has worked with local businesses and organizations in an effort to increase learning and hands-on e [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Prevention Series Join us for a three-part series on healthy living and learn w [...]

Someone to Talk To

Posted on Aug 28th 2018 by Florida Blue

If you’ve been affected by the recent tragic events in Jacksonville, Florida, we have specially trained counselors ready to listen and provide comfort in both English and Spanish. Call the 24-hour helpline at 833-848-1762. It’s free of charge and you don’t have to be a Florida Blue member. You can also get in-person counseling services on Wednesday, Augu [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! PHA Book Campaign Hear from the world’s happiest people. Visit one of our Neighborhood Nurses and get your Personal Health Assessment during the mo [...]

Did you know that every blood donation could help save as many as three lives?  It’s a fact we all should know and share because the need for blood is every day. Today, we are holding our third annual state-wide blood drive. Blood donations help and save lives on the daily. It’s a simple way to offer an opportunity, a chance to live and make a difference to someone in trauma or nee [...]

There are lots of teachers that influenced my life and gave me the confidence to assert myself, to challenge and to ask questions. I remember a particular teacher in high school, Mr. Conklin, who encouraged me to not settle for the status quo and to push the norms. He’s a teacher I thank for his guidance in helping me develop as a young man. My sister and my sister-in-law are also teach [...]

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