This year, the Florida Blue Foundation will celebrate 13 years of presenting the Sapphire Awards to individuals, programs and organizations in community health and social programs. The Foundation honors these leading organizations at its annual Community Health Symposium. The first set of honorees were in 2005 and since that year, 88 Sapphire Awards, totaling more than $4.2 million, have been a [...]

A New Destination

Posted on Jan 9th 2018 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

American writer, Henry Miller once wrote, “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.“ I firmly believe there is joy in experiencing a new way of seeing and doing things.  It helps broaden our minds, our attitudes and our well-being. Many would say I am an avid traveler, always seeking new adventures with my family.  Whether we are driving up a mountai [...]

At Florida Blue, we are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and his philosophy of  nonviolent social change.  He drew from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his Christian faith to lead the largest nonviolent movement in the United States.  He was a powerful orator who moved many to seek justice [...]

On occasion, we may call to let you know about care and support services that can help you stay healthy and often save money. When we do call, you don’t have to simply trust what you see on your caller ID: We’ll tell you not only that it’s us but also why we’re calling before we ask for any personal information. Here’s how to know if it’s us [...]

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 [...]

Lowering your holiday stress level should include lowering your expectations.   Many of us find that it is a difficult task as we compare our decorating skills, or lack there of to those fabulous images on Pinterest, YouTube or our friends’ Facebook pages. But what are you to do, when you are hosting a holiday get together; people are dropping in and your in-laws d [...]

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 [...]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush once said: “giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of  [...]

Are you considering traveling internationally during the holidays? Make sure you're covered with a plan built for international travel. Florida Blue offers GeoBlue plans that provide health insurance for short-term and frequent international travel.    GeoBlue helps you avoid health and security hazards when traveling abroad - and it's available in options th [...]

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- [...]

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