Get the Most out of Your Florida Blue Health Plan This Year Happy 2017! A new year brings lots of opportunities to make smart choices and start new habits that will set you up for success.  By choosing a Florida Blue health plan, you’ve already made one choice toward being as healthy as possible this year. Use this checklist to get started, and bookm [...]

Big changes happened to the MarketplaceSM (Obamacare) in Florida. On December 31, 2016, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna/Coventry closed their Marketplace plans, and Humana closed its Marketplace plans in six counties: Polk, Lake, Osceola, Seminole, Orange a [...]

In January, Donald Trump will be sworn in as our next President. At the same time, we will welcome in new and returning legislators at both the federal and state levels. With this change, there is promise and opportunity if we all share the same goal of providing access to affordable, high quality health care. [...]

When we’re at the dentist’s office, sometimes it can sound like they’re speaking a different language! Let’s brush up on some of the official terms for our pearly whites.  What most of us call our baby [...]

We’re back with Steven and Mia as shop for a health plan. Something that really helped them make a decision was knowing they’d be able to get care when they needed it—that’s the value of a health plan. We talked about the doctors and specialists who are on the list for the plans they like, which hospitals or pharmacies they would go to, and the nearest urgent care center for those non-critical [...]

We’ve been talking with Steven and Mia on their journey to understand more about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and signing up for a health plan. One big concern is the cost. Will they be eligible for a lower monthly payment through a tax credit or subsidy? Here’s the good news: Based on their income, they may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government [...]

We’re catching back up with Steven and Mia as they go down the path to getting a health plan for 2017. Mia is the one who usually does the research in the family. We let Mia know that we’re here to help her think through things and walk through her options as she is choosing a plan. And we do this at no extra cost.   These are some key things for Mia, or anyone who is looki [...]

We wanted to touch base with Steve and Mia for one last visit, to find out their next steps now that they enrolled in a Florida Blue plan. What can they expect to receive from Florida Blue? When do they get their health plan info and member ID cards? When and how should they start getting health care services? And where do they turn for answers to questions about their benefits and ways to save [...]

Like lots of people this fall, Steven and Mia want to sign up for a 2017 health plan. They don’t get health coverage through their jobs, and they know they need it for ‘the big stuff’. But where do they start? They turned to us and we had good news for them:  we had some straightforward facts to share, plus we’ve mapped out some easy steps for them to take. Come along for the ride. [...]

Welcome to Florida Blue! One of the first questions we hear is “How do I pay my bill?”  So let’s take a look at all the easy ways to pay. Whether you’ve just applied for coverage and need to make your first payment, or are making ongoing monthly premium payments, choose what works for you! Easy Ways to Pay Making your initial payment (also ca [...]

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