Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Community Health Symposium on April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The 2017 event, Creating a Culture of Health, features sessions, roundtable discussions, professional development and networking opp [...]

GuideWell Source’s Tom Anderson is more than just the chair of this year's Jacksonville JDRF One Walk, he’s a prime example of the organization’s positive impact on those living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Anderson, who serves as Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary for GuideWell Source, the parent company to the government administrative and claims processin [...]

In February 2007 we turned heads in the health care industry by introducing the first Florida Blue Retail Center, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. It was something the market had never seen before: a stand-alone store for health insurance. At a time when more and more consumers were starting to shop on the Internet, committing to brick-and-mortar was a bold and, perhaps, risky [...]

Tampa is now home to a new multicultural health care facility for Florida Blue members with the opening of CliniSanitas Medical Center on Dec. 1. The new CliniSanitas Medical Center is tailored to provide culturally relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized care. The medical center, located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. between N. Dale Mabry Highway and N. Himes Avenue [...]

Florida Blue, a leading health solutions company, earned the top ranking among health insurers across the country in a new survey released by consumer insurance company website Insure.com. According to the site, survey respondents gave a 1-5 rating based on a number of relevant categories. Florida Blue earned the no. 1 spot in the nation with an overall score of 93.1, which included the [...]

Innovative programs such as using Uber to transport people to follow-up doctor appointments and programs that help consumers take control of their health have earned 10 Florida community-based health nonprofits a share of $2.5 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation. The grants will enable the nonprofits to deliver creative and effective ways to improve health care for underserved, [...]

The Evolution of Healthcare

Posted on Nov 14th 2016 by Florida Blue

We all know the ins and outs of health care can be overwhelming: choosing a plan (Why are some of them named after Olympic medal colors?), the lingo (binder, pre-effectuated, coinsurance, and the list goes on, right?), and how to actually use our benefits when something goes wrong. Then there’s the push to focus on staying healthy: do yoga, eat healthy, get more me time. [...]

If you have kids (or if you’re a kid at heart), the costume frenzy hits feverish pitches when you flip the calendar to October. I don’t know about you, but my kids begin planning their costumes for next year the day after Halloween. I’ve never liked Halloween for some odd reason and I’ve tried being a Halloween scrooge with my kids. It doesn’t go over very well. Whether you like to plan [...]

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and if you or a loved one is recovering from this or any other type of cancer, a strong support system can make all the difference. Here are four w [...]

Today’s the day! We cannot be more excited to be celebrating 100 years of our National Park Service. The National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Serv [...]

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