To clear yourself of paying a tax fee for not having health insurance, the government needs to know. As part of the Affordable Care Act, health plans like Florida Blue, are required to report its insureds, dates of coverage, social security numbers (SSN), or Individual Taxpayer Identifications numbers (ITIN), to the IRS. Whether you buy insurance on your own or through your employer, th [...]

Get fast health care answers, 24/7, by phone with the new Florida Blue automated assistant, and on our new member site at Call toll-free 1-800-352-2583 for t [...]

BlueOptions, BlueCare, or BlueSelect. Do you know which plan you have? You’ll want to check your member ID card or your plan benefits because knowing your plan name is helpful in choosing a doctor who’s in your network. To find a doctor, dentist or specialist who is covered under your plan, log in to and select Find a Doctor. You [...]

A Step Toward Quitting Tobacco

Posted on Dec 9th 2015 by Florida Blue

The journey to becoming tobacco-free is not an easy one. And you don’t have to do it alone. Prepare yourself to succeed by recognizing the things that trigger you to smoke. Change your routine to eliminate the times you expect to use tobacco. Go for a walk after dinner or chew a piece of nicotine gum if you usually smoke after you eat. Although it’s not quite [...]

5 Steps to Breathing Easier

Posted on Dec 8th 2015 by Florida Blue

There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air. But for the almost 15 million adults diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), approximately [...]

Brighten the season with this festive parfait. Refreshing, easy to make, and low in calories, your family and guests will be convinced that healthy holiday treats can still taste yummy! Ingredients: 1 quart low-fat vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon water Light whip [...]

For most families, life is more stressful in the last two months of the year. Extra entertaining, baking, shopping, errands, concerts, and parties are squeezed into already busy schedules. But with a little planning, you can bring back the importance of family time at the holidays: Family game night. Spend at least one night during the holidays with the TV off an [...]

Start your fall with our latest member newsletter. From  healthy holiday treats to exploring events near you, we have some great tips on taking good care of your health. See below for news and tips you can use in your pursuit of health. [...]

There are lots of reasons to get your health statements online: itʼs convenient, searchable and available 24/7. Your health statement is a monthly summary of medical and prescription claims that have been processed under your health insurance if youʼve incurred any claims. Each statement includes valuable information: Your year-to-date health plan spending and savings The deduct [...]

Florida Blue and Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network (TBIH) announced today the launch of an accountable care program to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in the Tampa Bay area. An accountable care program allows an insurer to collaborate with a network of providers, sharing in the medical and financial responsibility for a group of patients. The coordination of [...]