When Tom Richter’s youngest son Michael asked him to build a robot so that he could get out of cleaning his room, what he clearly heard from his son was, “use the Force, Dad.” Being an avid Star WarsTM fan, Richter, a network analyst in the Information Technology department of Florida Blue, started a unique p [...]

Florida Blue and the University of North Florida (UNF) are partnering to give students with disabilities a chance to begin their careers while managing their academic responsibilities. “We identified 10 positions in the Federal Employee Program (FEP) claims’ unit and specifically recruited UNF s [...]

At the end of May, more than 100 Florida Blue employees in Jacksonville, FL left their desks to spend the day teaching the Junior Achievement (JA) curriculum at three local elementary schools. JA is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.  Their unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver their curriculum while shar [...]

We are living longer. Our quality of life, in many respects, is better now then ever before. And the future is full of promise when we consider the convergence of technology and medicine. So why is it that some populations still have a higher rate of chronic diseases, such as Latinos and diabetes? And others might not have access to a doctor because of where they live? How about some who would bet [...]

If you’re like me, you’ve been to countless seminars and conferences where you hope to glean truly actionable information to bring back to your own organization. Who doesn’t want to do their job better, or take a program to the next level? The 20 minute podcast below outlines dozens of reasons why attending the [...]

At Florida Blue, we understand that maintaining good health begins with the ability to read, write and comprehend letters and numbers. This is why we are supporting Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! January 13-17, 2014. Celebrate Lite [...]

As a health solutions company, we are committed to the health of all Floridians, especially those in critical need of urgent care. That’s why we aren’t just sponsoring the RYDE event this November; we’re actively enlisting our 6,000 employees to become bone marrow donors, too. The reality is that the existing pool for [...]

Nursing is not for everyone. Long hours, self-sacrifice and days that can include witnessing everything from a patient’s triumph to tragedy, means that nursing is truly a calling. In this age of health disparities and doctor shortages, nursing isn’t just a profession: it might be the solution for ensuring Floridians receive skilled health care, regardless of the patient’s income or zip code. [...]

Your health is so much more than a cholesterol reading or notes on a medical chart. Regardless of your beliefs, true well-being only comes with a healthy state-of-mind. If anyone embodies the soulful connection to health, it might just have to be Florida Blue member, John Morris. I discovered John from a tweet he sent telling Florida Blue how much he enjoyed our new “ [...]

We are excited to announce the release of The Iron Man and Habit Heroes comic book in partnership with Marvel. The comic book features Habit Heroes characters uniting with the world-famous armored Avenger, Iron Man. In this comic adventure, villains u [...]