My Kind of Classic

Posted on Nov 15th 2018 by Latondra Steele

Imagine an abstract painting with orange and green brush strokes clashing with maroon and gold ones. This is what the city of Orlando will look like this weekend for the 39th Florida Blue Florida Classic. This historic matchup between the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) Wildcats draws alumni and supporters from both schools from all [...]

I am back at the Florida Blue Florida Classic for the fifth year in a row, and I couldn’t be happier.  The Classic is one of my favorite events and I love sharing great recipes with the attendees, many of whom I meet year after year. [...]

Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to local residents affected by the recent tragic event in Tallahassee. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 1-833-848-1762. Additionally, on-site grief counseling is available from [...]

We support Tallahassee

Posted on Nov 5th 2018 by Florida Blue

On November 2, 2018, an armed man killed two people and wounded at least four others at Hot Yoga Tallahassee. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and to their families and loved ones. In addition, we are heartbroken at the loss of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, one of our own team members, in the shooting in Tallahassee. Nancy was beloved as chief medic [...]

Florida Blue is not only one of three insurers currently selling Affordable Care Act plans in South Florida, it is also the state’s largest — with more than one million policies sold across Florida through the ACA marketplace. As members across the state and nation prepare to choose a new plan, renew their existing plan, or enroll in an ACA plan for the first time, it is important that they und [...]

The Florida Aquarium will be able to expand its animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts thanks to a grant from Florida Blue. The grant will support The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, which focuses on protecting and restoring endangered marine life to create a healthier, natural environment and healthy planet. “Our mission is to help people and communities achieve better healt [...]

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 [...]

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