The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue new cards to people with Medicare beginning April 2018.  What is Changing?  CMS wants to help protect people with Medicare by removing private information from their Medicare cards. They’re making important changes t [...]

Being Healthy Together

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Looking for ways to have fun with family and friends… and be healthy?  Try out these activities: Get moving: If you’re looking to get your blood flowing, a group class with qualified instructors can be just the place. And there is no shortage of options, from tai chi to aqua aerobics. Don’t f [...]

The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Agi [...]

Want to Beat Diabetes?

Posted on Jul 14th 2017 by Florida Blue

Follow these tips to manage your diabetes and live healthy Last fall, one of Charlotte Atkinson’s friends invited her to go to a Diabetes Prevention Program meeting at a Florida Blue Center near where they live. Charlotte said yes, hoping she could lose a little weight. Her husba [...]

Stay Cool This Summer

Posted on Jul 11th 2017 by Florida Blue

Whether you’re planning a day at the beach or a day in your garden, use these tips to help steer clear of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses in the sizzling summer heat. 1. Drink up: Going for a walk? Bring a bottle (or two) of water with you. According to the American Heart Association, you should drink a cup o [...]

Two Numbers You Should Know

Posted on Jul 11th 2017 by Florida Blue

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose numbers? Ask your doctor to check them at your next visit. Here’s what you should aim for with blood pressure and cholesterol. Blood Pressure If you’re over 60, your blood pressure should be no higher than 150/90. However, if you have diabetes, your blood pressure should stay under 140/90. People und [...]

Avoid a return trip to the hospital by following these tips. If you have been in the hospital recently, chances are you probably don’t want to go back anytime soon. But unfortunately, this happens all too often. According to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about one in eight Medicare patients [...]

Florida Blue’s Dr. Cynthia Griffin answers some common questions about prescription drug coverage, mail order and how to manage your medications more effectively. What should I do if my medication is not covered or is too expensive? Each year, your health plan provides a formulary, which is a list of drugs covered under your pharmacy ben [...]

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