Don’t Get Scammed This Season

Posted on Sep 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Older adults are the fastest-growing group of Americans to be victimized by identity fraud or internet schemes. In fact, one out of every 10 Americans who are 65 and older and living at home will be a victim of scam abuse, according to the United States Senate Committee on Aging. We all love a discount or a free product, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting a deal or being scammed. According to the Federal Trade Commission, older adults are more likely to report they have been...

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Hearing Aids Keep You in the Conversation

Posted on Sep 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more included While Medicare Part B covers hearing exams required for medical treatment, it does not cover an annual routine hearing exam. The good news is some Florida...

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Learn About Your Options for Care Before You Need It

Posted on Sep 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

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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 and money and allow you to get care wherever you are. Urgent care centers can handle many conditions, ranging...

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Brain Boosts Can Help You Age Well

Posted on Sep 10th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? Or lost your car in a parking lot? Aging takes its toll on every part of the body, our brains included. As we age, some of our brain cells die and the volume of our brains actually shrinks a bit. These changes contribute to thinking and memory errors. At first, it may seem funny. And later, maybe a little scary. Does it mean you’ll develop dementia? What kind of memory loss is a normal part of aging? Are there ways to reverse it...

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Worried About Measles or Hepatitis A?

Posted on Sep 9th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Public Health Alert: As of August 3, 2,671 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Florida in 2019. The counties with the most cases are: Brevard, Citrus, Glades, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, Taylor and Volusia. It’s important to remember two things: Vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself from Hepatitis A Hand washing is one of the keys to stop the spread of the virus You should always wash your hands...

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Hurricane Dorian Member Update

Posted on Sep 9th 2019 by Florida Blue

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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 few impacts as possible. Some of the programs we put in place to help members remain in effect, while others...

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We Want to Meet You When and Where You Are

Posted on Sep 6th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Things are moving fast, and we know you are too. With family obligations, work commitments and community events, time is precious. We value you and your time and we know you want to make the most of the time you have, so our team wants to meet you when and where you are. We’re neighbors. Florida is our home, too. And as neighbors, we take care of each other. That’s why we’re passionate about generously funding programs and donating thousands of volunteer hours in every community across the...

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Attention Job Seekers - Visit Us at Multiple Career Events in September

Posted on Sep 5th 2019 by Mason Moore

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If you are looking for a new job or are considering a career change, then you’ll want to be sure to join us at one of the several career events that GuideWell will be attending throughout September. Across the GuideWell family of companies, there are many open positions available ranging from entry-level (including internships) to experienced professionals. The open roles include opportunities in customer service, telesales, IT and several other job categories. During the events listed below,...

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Mason Moore is a marketing and communications professional with more than 19 years’ experience creating and implementing award-winning programs for brands from across the globe from a wide variety of industries. He has a diverse background with experience in both agency and corporate marketing and brings expertise in strategic planning, business development, advertising, media relations, community relations, event planning, promotions, social media strategy, crisis communications and internal communications to Guidewell Innovation. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for The North American Veterinary Community where he led all branding, marketing and communications for multiple national events and several other products and services. Among his many achievements and awards won, he has developed and implemented strategic approaches for many clients from the health care industry

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President and CEO Pat Geraghty Pledges $150,000 from Florida Blue to Aid Hurricane Recovery

Posted on Sep 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Pat Geraghty, President and CEO of Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, today announced that the company will donate $150,000 to support relief and recovery efforts along the Florida coast and in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “While we feel extremely fortunate that the path of Hurricane Dorian spared the majority of the state, the devastation felt by our friends in the Bahamas will impact that area for years to come,” Geraghty said. “We offer our support to those...

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Florida Blue Lifts Medication Refill Limits, Encourages Health Care Hurricane Prep

Posted on Aug 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

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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 pharmacy may not be able to fill their prescriptions early. What if I can’t access my doctor due to closures or evacuations? Because of Hurricane Dorian, members may have trouble accessing...

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