The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is still the law of the land. The recent passage of the tax bill does not get rid of the individual mandate, which is the tax penalty for not having health insurance, until January 2019. To avoid a penalty when you file your taxes this year, make sure the government knows you have health insurance. As part of the Affordable Care Act, Florida Blue must [...]

We live in Florida, too, so we understand how hard it can be to recover from a hurricane. Even though Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage has ended, if you lived in Florida during Hurricane Irma, Maria or Nate and you had trouble enrolling or changing your plan due to storm-related issues, we can still help you get a plan through December 31! We know how important health coverage is for y [...]

A new year will be here soon, along with the chance to make resolutions. Quit smoking. Be more active. Eat healthier. Reduce stress. Sound familiar? This year, you maybe able to increase your likelihood of success with Better You Strides, Florida Blue’s new online personal wellness program. Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, uses your needs, goals and interests to build a custom- [...]

Your Florida Blue health coverage is so important. That’s why we want to remind you that this year, the time to for individuals and families to review their health plan for 2018 is shorter than last year. If you buy your own health coverage, you only have until December 15 to decide if you’d like to keep your plan or shop for a different one. We’re here to explain your options and make it simpl [...]

Note: If you have health coverage through Medicare or your employer, this announcement doesn’t affect you. There has been a lot of chatter recently in the news about government health care subsidies going away. If you buy your own Florida Blue insurance for yourself or your family, here’s what you need to know. Premium tax credits (subsidies) are not going away [...]

There’s an app for just about everything today. From bargain shopping to planning a vacation, you have access to the whole world in the palm of your hand. We know life happens when you’re on the go, so we’ve improved the Florida Blue mobile app to give you easier access to what you need, anytime, anywhere. If you haven’t used it in a while—or if you don’t have it yet—now’s the time to get on bo [...]

Our lives are full of important numbers that tell people who we are. We’ve committed many of them to memory: phone numbers, social security numbers, PIN numbers. There some other numbers you should be aware of – your health numbers. Knowing your numbers makes you informed and aware of lifestyle changes you may need to make to improve your health. Here are the important numbers: [...]

June is Men’s Health Month. If you or a man in your life hasn’t had his wellness exam, now is the perfect time to get it scheduled. Even if you feel great, it’s important to get your annual checkup and find out how you’re doing on these health measurements from WebMD and [...]

Have you been to the doctor yet this year? Now is a good time to schedule your checkup to check in on your health. These are important, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Besides spending one-on-one time with your doctor, it’s also a good time for your doctor to do special tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and not causing other problems. Your docto [...]

When you’re filing your 2016 tax returns, you’ll show proof that you had health insurance using Form 1095. You may receive one or more versions of the form, depending on how you enrolled or if you changed from a PPO to an HMO anytime during the year. If You Enrolled Through Healthcare.gov (The Marketplace) If you enrolled in your 2016 plan through the government [...]

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