Consider this when deciding whether to get your vaccinations: They aren’t just about you staying healthy. They’re also about protecting the people around you. And for most Florida Blue members, there’s no additional cost when you see an in-network provider. In fact, you may even receive a reward for getting some vaccinations, like a flu shot. To make it easier to keep your famil [...]

Why Your BMI Matters

Posted on Sep 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

Most people can step on the bathroom scale and quickly decide if they’re happy with their weight. But there’s actually a better way to gauge if your weight is within a healthy range: body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. You and your doctor can determine if you need to lose or gain weight based on your height. Being overweight can lea [...]

Don’t Get Scammed This Season

Posted on Sep 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

Older adults are the fastest-growing group of Americans to be victimized by identity fraud or internet schemes. In fact, one out of every 10 Americans who are 65 and older and living at home will be a victim of scam abuse, according to the United States Senate Committee on Aging. We all love a discount or a free product, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting a deal or being [...]

Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more includ [...]

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? Or lost your car in a parking lot? Aging takes its toll on every part of the body, our brains included. As we age, some of our brain cells die and the volume of our brains actually shrinks a bit. These changes contribute to thinking and memory errors. At first, it may seem funny. And later, maybe a little scary. [...]

What’s your idea of senior living? A sunny central Florida community with tai chi, drama lessons and polo? Special parades, car shows and craft shows? Tennis, golf and pickleball matches by day; live bands and dancing in the town square by night? If you think you might one day retire to The Villages®, Florida Blue Medicare will meet you when you get there.  With over 74,000 [...]

Florida Blue is expanding its relationship with The Villages Health to include Florida Blue Medicare Advantage members. The Villages Health is a multi-specialty health care provider group primarily serving residents of The Villages community, one of the nation’s largest retirement communities. The expansion will allow The Villages Health to better serve the community and achieve its mis [...]

Looking to make the most of your Florida summer? With the warmer months come many outdoor activities. If you are planning to head out into the great outdoors, remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s how you can protect your skin this summer. Protecting yourself from the sun is particularly important for adults over age 65. According to the American Academy of De [...]

Have you heard that there are different kinds of care you can receive? Preventive and diagnostic screenings are two ways your doctor helps keep you healthy. Understanding the difference between the two might seem minor, but it’s a small detail that will help explain reasons you might need some care over others. So, what’s the difference? Preventive care is given when you are symptom-fre [...]

Annual health screenings are an important part of staying healthy, especially for adults over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, only 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 are up to date with clinical preventive services. These services allow your doctor to catch many health problems earlier when they are easier to treat. Your Flor [...]

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