How Insurance Works

Posted on Jan 21st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Your health insurance plan protects you from the unexpected: when you get sick or have to go to the hospital. Plus, it covers certain benefits that help you stay healthy--like a yearly checkup and covered routine screenings and labwork. Watch this video to learn the basics. YOU US You pay a monthly bill, a premium, for the health plan and the insurance company pays part of the cost for covered medical services. Your insurance company offers a preferred list of doctors, hospitals and other...

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How to Stay Connected: Go Online

Posted on Jan 18th 2019 by Florida Blue

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If you're under the age of 65 years and you purchased a health plan on your own or through your employer, your online account and the Florida Blue app are your 24/7 connection to benefits, ID cards and more. The first time you log in, we'll give you a tour of your account, review your benefits and ask you some questions to help you get the most out of your account. Then visit anytime, day or night, to : VIEW ID CARDS : Pull up a copy of your ID card on your phone anytime you need it—even if you...

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on Jan 17th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Did you know that Dr. King drew from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his Christian faith to lead the largest nonviolent movement in the United States? A powerful orator who moved many to seek justice and equality for those in the margins, Dr. King is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor and today there are over 902 streets named, 100 schools and over 50 memorials named after this beloved global leader. This year, there are many ways you can honor his...

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Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty named OneJax Humanitarian Award recipient

Posted on Jan 17th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Pat Geraghty, CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue, has been named one of four individuals to receive the 2019 OneJax Humanitarian Award Silver Medallion. The award honors those who have demonstrated the highest level of personal and professional integrity, have given generously and extensively to the Jacksonville community and have been dedicated to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups locally. OneJax, an Institute of the University of North Florida, will recognize the honorees...

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UCF Receives Major Grant from Florida Blue to Improve Health in Parramore

Posted on Jan 16th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Healthy lifestyles enable individuals to live full, productive lives. It allows children to maximize their growth and learning potential. It enables parents to excel at their careers and pass along positive behaviors to their children. It creates a community where physical, emotional and mental well-being is a central focus. UCF has established the Parramore Healthy Community Coalition, focused on creating a healthy community model that encompasses individual health, civic health, and community...

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Ultimate Florida Blue How-To Guide

Posted on Jan 14th 2019 by Florida Blue

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If you purchased your Florida Blue health plan on your own or through your employer, we've developed a series of articles to help you get the most out of it. Paying Your Bill Getting Your $0 Wellness Checkup Finding the Support You Need Getting the Most Out of the Florida Blue Mobile App Saving Money on Your Health Care Accessing Your Health Plan 24/7 Online Be sure to bookmark this page for easy reference later on. We're so glad you're part of the Florida Blue family!

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How to Get Health Info on the Go: Use the Florida Blue Mobile App

Posted on Jan 10th 2019 by Florida Blue

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With the Florida Blue mobile app, you can: Find doctors Get ID cards Check benefits and claims Compare medical costs Set notification preferences Make a payment Access member discounts Earn rewards by completing wellness programs And so much more! Click here to watch the mobile app in action!

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Support for Caregivers

Posted on Jan 8th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Taking full-time care of a loved is an important job, and it can be a very rewarding one, too. But the around-the-clock rigors of being a caregiver can sometimes leave you feeling exhausted, lonely and even sad. You may not have people in your life who understand the daily challenges you face or who you can talk to candidly. A support group for caregivers can help you find people to talk to who are in the same situation and understand what you are going through without judgment. Depending on...

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Help after Hurricane Michael

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

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With FedEx operating at 20 percent capacity in Panama City in the weeks after Hurricane Michael, it didn’t look like the CPAP machine from CareCentrix was going to make it to the Medicare member who needed it. Enter the Medicare Member Services team. On November 2, Jodie MacEwen, a manager on the Medicare Member Services team, sent a text to service advocate Tracey Elder to ask if she could help. Tracey was on her way to the Panhandle to take supplies to her husband, Michael. Unlike many other...

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Not Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted on Jan 4th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Nothing beats the feeling of your head sinking into a soft pillow as you drift off into dreamland. And there isn’t much worse than tossing and turning all night trying to fall asleep. As we age, falling asleep and staying asleep can start to become an even bigger challenge. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44 percent of older adults experience insomnia at least a few times a week. Why? Well, the older we get, the more likely we are to experience conditions such as arthritis and sleep...

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