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 [...]

#BlueGivesBlood

Posted on Jul 25th 2017 by Elana Schrader, M.D.

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. Recently the world recognized June 14, 2017 as World Blood Donor Day.  It is a day we acknowledge the role of blood donors and the impact their donations have had in their local communities, their nations and the worl [...]

On June 12, 2016, the City of Orlando experienced the unthinkable when an armed man stormed into a downtown nightclub killing 49 people and wounding at least 50 others. One year later, we continue to mourn their loss and our thoughts still go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and their families and loved ones.  The City of Orlando and Orange County, in collaborat [...]

Better Health Starts Here

Posted on May 19th 2017 by Florida Blue

Where We’ve Come From A decade ago, we had the vision for a brick-and-mortar place people could come and ask questions about their insurance. We built our first retail center in 2006 and quickly realized that people in our communities wanted more—so we added a staff of nurses who could answer questions about things like blood pressure and diabetes. Since that fi [...]

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 [...]

Congratulations to Judy Ellis, Organizational Performance Consultant! As part of our partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation Champion program, Judy was named Florida [...]

CEOs Against Cancer is a powerful group of executives committed to saving lives and improving their company's bottom line. CEOs from the world's top companies are uniting to change the course of cancer to leverage the collective knowledge, power and resources of the American Cancer Society.  Florida Blue Pat [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation will present its 2017 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, Creating a Culture of Health, April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. As the capstone of the event, the Foundation will award $365,000 in gra [...]

Polishing Off Child Abuse

Posted on Mar 31st 2017 by Tony Jenkins

This morning, I joined Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in an effort to raise awareness about the child abuse epidemic in our country. Tragically, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. will experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse before the age of 18. Violence against children in any form is unacceptable, yet nearly 5 child [...]

We feel very fortunate to serve the residents of the beautiful state of Florida. In South Florida, Florida Blue employees engage in numerous charitable programs and volunteer days of giving. [...]

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