Let’s get this out of the way first: If you’re having serious issues, such as severe chest pains, changes in mental status or sudden numbness or weakness, call 911 or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible. Any delay could be life-threatening. But for less-serious medical issues, you have options for when your primary care doctor isn’t available. Options that may save you time [...]

Hurricane Dorian Member Update

Posted on Sep 9th 2019 by Florida Blue

Finally, the storm that became powerful Hurricane Dorian is not a threat to the United States. Hopefully, you’ve been able to get back to a normal routine. Our mission during Dorian’s painfully slow two-week path was to help you and your loved ones be prepared to get necessary care and medications before, during and after the storm. Our hope is that you made it through the storm with as [...]

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the state, Florida Blue is temporarily allowing members in all Florida counties to get an early refill of their medications. Through September 28, Florida Blue members can get a 30-day emergency supply of medication from in-network pharmacies. Members who go to an out-of-network ph [...]

Florida Blue announced that BenchmarkPortal has certified Florida Blue’s member contact center as a Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence recognition is regarded in the customer service industry as a top honor, and places the Florida Blue call center in the top 10 % of call centers nationwide. “Our customer service team is deeply committed to helping improve the health of every [...]

Dan loved his job. He’d been an accountant for nearly 30 years and he felt he could fill out tax forms in his sleep by now. Through the years, Dan had come to love boating. These days, he spent most of his free time on the boat, doing overnight or weekend trips or cruising the local waterways. Dan’s dream for his retirement was to see the world by boat, stopping in a new port every few [...]

John was excited…and nervous. Up until now, the most he had to think about was figuring out what he was doing every weekend. But things just got real. John accepted his dream job in Florida. This meant moving a few states away from his parents, getting his own place and footing the whole bill for the first time in his life. He knew he’d have to pay for rent, a car and car insurance, uti [...]

Living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes comes with challenges. You have to pay close attention to your diet, your blood glucose levels and your overall health. If you or someone you love has diabetes, we want to help you overcome those challenges and live your healthiest life. The price of insulin and diabetic supplies goes up each year, sometimes drastically. That’s why we offer several [...]

Your company’s Florida Blue health plan may cover this program at no extra cost Mary’s crazy schedule consumed her life. She juggled home, children, work, after-school activities and volunteer work like a champ. Take-out food was her lifesaver. Except it wasn’t. She gained weight but was too busy to hit the gym. During a checkup, her doctor warned her she was at risk to [...]

Simple lifestyle choices can help prevent lots of diseases and health conditions. No matter how old you are, it’s important to eat healthy, move your body regularly and keep your weight in check. Let’s take a look at one ongoing health condition that affects millions of Floridians: diabetes. Your lifestyle may help you avoid it. What is Diabetes? If you have dia [...]

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your health. A primary care doctor is someone you can talk to about your health concerns. They’ll work with you on a plan to get and stay healthy, and they may find any health issues early when they can be easier to treat. And even if you’re rarely sick, a $0 yearly visit is a great way to stay connected with your doctor. You’ll get the scr [...]

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