The Early Childhood Court program of The Florida Center for Early Childhood in Sarasota changed its approach to handling cases of young children in foster care from one of simple management to one that seeks to heal the underlying source of maltreatment. For this effective approach that has improved the lives of children, the ECC has been named a finalist for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prest [...]

This month Florida Blue kicks off its 75th-anniversary celebration. A lot of change since we were established in 1944, but one thing that remains the same is our commitment to helping our members and the communities we serve to improve their health. [...]

Thank you! Florida Blue is celebrating its 75th anniversary and we wouldn’t be here without you, our members. We started as a little office on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville in 1944 to provide affordable health plans to Floridians. I don’t think we could have imagined then that we would help 5 million people across the state every year to access health [...]

A few weeks ago, I attended a health care conference in South Florida. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the annual event, including leading healthcare executives from around the world. I enjoyed seeing other leaders I know, meeting new people, and talking about where healthcare is headed.   More than anything I heard that day, what I will remember most [...]

There is no question that a great deal has changed since April 27, 1944, the day Florida Blue—A GuideWell Company—opened its first office on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville as Florida Hospital Service Corporation, later becoming Blue Cross Blue Shield. Founded on the need to provide affordable health care in Florida, our company has remained steadfast in that effort. Here we are, 75 years late [...]

At some point in our lives, almost all of us will be a caregiver to someone we love. Caregiving—to an aging family member or a loved one with a disability—is one of the hardest and most rewarding things most of us will ever do. At times, this job can be tough and lonely. Often, even those close to us won’t know what we’re going through. And it can be a challenge to ope [...]

Our 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! Check your local center calendar for more details. Chronic Illness and Depression [...]

The star of The Florida Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Heart of the Sea, is a juvenile male loggerhead sea turtle that was unable to return to the wild due to an injury. Since he was rescued from the frigid waters off the northeast coast the United States, he has been called Loggerhead Sea Turtle # [...]

Did you know sea turtles give us insight into the overall health of our state’s waters? The number of sea turtles and health of the population impacts our oceans. The Florida Aquarium explained that sea turtles eat ocean jellies (jellyfish), preventing the large “blooms” that negatively impact fisheries, re [...]

Our 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! Check your local center calendar for more details. Diabetes Prevention Program [...]

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