August 2nd is National Coloring Book Day, and did you know there are actual health benefits of coloring?   When you pick up a crayon coloring can bring joy and peace to your life.  [...]

The National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. [...]

Firework Safety Tips

Posted on Jun 30th 2019 by Florida Blue

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.   Happy Fourth of July! We hope y [...]

If you’ve every browsed the shelves at health-food store, you’ve probably seen the super vitamin pills, grape seed extract and other tablets and tonics that promise renewed zest and energy. Not surprisingly, medical experts urge caution when using these products. Instead of popping a pill to restore long-lost vigor, here [...]

Loneliness is a tricky emotion to understand. Maybe you feel like you’re lacking attachments you once had, or you’re facing something new like an unfamiliar school, town, job or other life change. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have anyone to share your feelings and experiences with. Or you feel unlovable – even if others don’t think so – and aren’t sure why. However it presents itself, loneli [...]

Eleven years ago, at just twenty years old, newly married and with an infant, Tricia Cox started working at Florida Blue as a service advocate in Group Enrollment Membership and Billing. She wasn’t looking for a career in the health care field when she was hired on as a contractor in February of 2008. In fact, she had other aspirations in mind. “I thought I’d work there for a bit until [...]

How to Master a Video Interview

Posted on Feb 28th 2019 by Susan Senn

Digital communication has dramatically changed the hiring process. Just five years ago, you would not have thought about searching for a job on a social media platform with just a hashtag. Yet, here we are, and the digital age has impacted the interview process in profound ways. If you are looking for a new job, you need to be ready for the changes. One of the new enhancements to the in [...]

February means candy hearts and Cupid’s arrows, but what if your sweetheart is driving you crazy? Whether you’re single, dating or promising forever, all relationships take work. Here are some tips on being a better communicator when things get complicated. First, understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings is not only beneficial for your mental health, but also a way to engage i [...]

Self-care is the perfect way to recover from the chaos of the holidays. And the perfect place to start is Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, a free online wellness program that uses your needs, goals and interests to build your customized plan to better health. Let Better You Strides to guide yo [...]

Health is the New Wealth

Posted on Nov 4th 2018 by Latondra Steele

You probably own a Fitbit or know someone who does. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will use a fitness tracker product by the year 2021, which will pump over $20 million into that industry. If you went to the gym last year, you contributed to the 5 billion trips people in the U.S. took to workout. Gym membership fees alone gene [...]

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