We are continuing our series on some of our Florida Blue volunteers. Meet Betsy Haddad who is a Provider Solutions Advisor.  She works in our Lake Mary Office and has been volunteering all of her life. Betsy, why is volunteering important to you? My family set a strong example of volunteering in our community and my parents still do volunteer work t [...]

Can nature enhance your health? There's a strong case to be made that it can. The idea that getting outdoors - on national wildlife refuges, for example - can improve your state of mind and, with it, your physical well-being isn't exactly new. But there's a large and growing body of research behind it. Even small doses of nature can make a difference in the inne [...]

This Earth Day think about doing a little more, perhaps your employer offers you the opportunity to take a Volunteer Day off? Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated this year on April 22. During this day there are worldwide events to demonstrate support on ways to protect the environent. It was initially started in 1970 and now is celebrated in more that 190 countries.  [...]

Last week, President Barak Obama officially proclaimed this week as National Volunteer Week.  He stated that volunteers help drive our country’s progress day in and day out while making extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility.  National Volunteer week is a way to recognize and celebrate the individuals who give selflessly to help others in and out of the communities [...]

For Kids’ Sake Jack Eckerd, founder of Eckerd Drugs, believed that all children deserved the opportunity to succeed. In 1968, in Clearwater, Fla., he turned this belief into a vehicle for change when he started a nonprofit driven by the mission to help children and families in need of a second chance. Still in Clearwater 48 years later, his visi [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Blue Foundation has chosen 13 finalists from around the state for its 2016 Sapphire Awards and $350,000 in grants. The awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. The winn [...]

The 2016 Sapphire Symposium and Awards is scheduled for April 20-21, 2016 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The early registration discount ends on April 1, 2016. This event will have several amazing panelists and speakers participating. The Sapphire Awards is a highly competitive nomination program. For the 2016 competition, a total of 117 nomination [...]

The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace is Jan. 31, which is right around the corner. To help get the word out and help our community achieve better health in 2016, the Tallahassee retail center hosted Souls to Enroll Health Fair on Sunday, Jan. 10. The goal of Souls to Enroll w [...]

When you need an escape from the holiday hustle and bustle, you don’t have to travel far. So as the season approaches, plan early and consider these top Florida cities and events. Miami: No winter chill here. But there’s a lot of winter stuff to see and do. Like an Enchanted Forest. Features a holiday theme park and [...]

When our military men and women come home from serving in other countries, especially if they have been in a war zone, they face many hurdles. Transitioning to non-military life, finding a job and rebuilding relationships are just a few of the major changes many service personnel have to navigate. Many face physical injuries that require medical care for a long time – maybe forever. But many ti [...]

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