This summer much our state has grappled with toxic blue-green algae, red tides and the numerous hazards that come along with these imbalances in our marine environments. As a health care company we are deeply concerned about the effects these ecological issues have on the wellbeing of Floridians. After all so much of our lives here in Florida revolve around the water -- from fishing to [...]

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Here's how to make sure you’re prepared. Be sure to review personal evacuation and emergency plans with your family. As part of your personal preparedness, you should have an emergency kit (make sure nothing in it is expired) and a method for monitoring emergency alerts from local officials. [...]

GeoBlue is the global solution for the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. We offer group corporate products under the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global brand.   [...]

Prescription Coverage 101

Posted on Aug 30th 2018 by Florida Blue

Prescription costs are one of the fastest growing expenses in health care. One way insurance companies try to keep these costs more affordable for you is through a formulary and drug tiers. So, what are these and what do they mean for you? What is a formulary? A formulary is a list of medications that are covered by your plan. This list is created by doctors and [...]

Ordering your drugs through Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime® home delivery is a smart way to save time and money. With most plans you pay less by ordering a 90-day supply by mail rather than by filling a prescription every month at a pharmacy. With a new prescription, simply complete a home delivery [...]

Health insurance benefits can seem complicated and hard to navigate, especially when it comes to pharmacy coverage. Even though I work in the health insurance field, I still sometimes need advice to be sure I’m getting the best value from my benefits. I’m happy to share this story so that you can benefit from my experience of saving money on prescription drugs. Recently, our doctor call [...]

When it comes to the safety and well-being of our children, as parents we’re faced with a constant stream of decisions. Everything from organic foods to screen time to “Does Little Johnny need to wear a sweater today?” becomes a decision for parents to navigate—and everyone seems to have an opinion. In the age of social media and sharing, we can easily see other people’s thoughts and fe [...]

You may have heard news reports about a new phone scam targeting Florida Blue members. The scammers are calling to offer a bogus pain cream they say can replace pain medications. The goal of the scam seems to be to get money out of older adults or steal their identities, according to reports. We wanted to make sure you know about this scam so you don’t become a victim. Also, we want to [...]

As Floridians, we are fortunate to enjoy a state surrounded by year round natural beauty and a tropical climate that allows us to enjoy the outdoors no matter the season. Florida is home to some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in our entire United States, and is home to the Florida Coral Reef tract — the third largest coral barrier reef in the World. In fact, almost every co [...]

Men's Health

Posted on Jun 29th 2018 by Florida Blue

Take charge of your health and be a role model by making your health a priority. Here are simple tips to be your best self.   GET A YEARLY CHECKUP: Having a yearly wellness checkup can help you keep track of important numbers like blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. That way, if any of your numbers are above normal, you can work with your doctor to make healthy life [...]

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