“All real works of art look as though they were done in joy.”  ― Robert Henri While looking for quotes about art, this one by Robert Henri really resonated with me. Henri was an American painter and teacher and a leading figure at the Ashcan School [...]

My husband and I like to visit a local restaurant that features live karaoke on Saturday nights. Great or awful, the singers deserve a lot of credit for getting out of their comfort zones (a bit of alcohol on board probably helps) and taking hold of that microphone.  And, at the very least, it’s still free live entertainment for the rest of us who are happy to stay in our seats. One [...]

The term supplier diversity refers to corporate business programs and initiatives that promote and help create economic prosperity in underserved communities. As an innovator in enabling healthy communities, we seek out small and diverse organizations to participate in our supplier diversity program. Recently we were able to sit down with Dana Hill, who manages supplier diversity for Florida Blue [...]

In 1987, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer death in women. But this disease is not gender specific, as today, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.  American Cancer Society research shows that lung can [...]

Florida Blue’s social media team recently launched their latest promotion, the #hereforUniversity campus tour, at the University of South Florida (USF) vs. University of Connecticut football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The promotion runs through November and seeks to engage football fans throu [...]

For almost four decades, the Fiesta of Five Flags, Pensacola Seafood Festival has had a history of satisfying visitors with a taste for good seafood and the beaches of Northwest Florida. This annual event showcases delicious dishes and live entertainment celebrating the rich heritage of Pensacola  I am pleased to [...]

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 [...]

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