New Role Already Making a Difference for Members

Posted on Aug 22nd 2019 by Marilyn Young

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Not long after Jeanne Moman began as one of the first eight community specialists for Florida Blue, she heard a heartbreaking story. A mother who lost a child was struggling with her crushing grief. The woman needed one-on-one counseling but didn’t have reliable transportation or a computer. “This was not just handing someone a list and saying, ‘Look it up,’” said Moman, who began in the groundbreaking role in July at the Florida Blue Center in Winter Park. “Emotionally and physically, that’s...

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Marilyn Young spent more than 30 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining Florida Blue.

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Florida Blue Member Contact Center Earns Center of Excellence Recognition

Posted on Aug 20th 2019 by Toni Woods

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Florida Blue announced that BenchmarkPortal has certified Florida Blue’s member contact center as a Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence recognition is regarded in the customer service industry as a top honor, and places the Florida Blue call center in the top 10 % of call centers nationwide. “Our customer service team is deeply committed to helping improve the health of every member we have the privilege of serving. We do this by providing a personalized customer experience and being...

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Toni Woods

Toni Woods is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue. She has worked in communications for more than 20 years in the health care, energy and sports industries, working with media around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Looking for Your Next Career Opportunity? – Join Us at Multiple Career Events in August

Posted on Aug 14th 2019 by Mason Moore

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Would you be inspired to help others live healthier lives? Are you looking for a career opportunity with outstanding growth opportunities? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you’ll want to attend any of the four Jacksonville-area career fairs and expos that Florida Blue will be participating at in late August. At these events, we are looking to engage with candidates for multiple positions ranging from entry-level (including internships) to experienced professionals. Included are...

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Mason Moore

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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Florida Blue Medicare is there for you at The Villages

Posted on Aug 8th 2019 by Florida Blue

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What’s your idea of senior living? A sunny central Florida community with tai chi, drama lessons and polo? Special parades, car shows and craft shows? Tennis, golf and pickleball matches by day; live bands and dancing in the town square by night? If you think you might one day retire to The Villages®, Florida Blue Medicare will meet you when you get there. With over 74,000 residents, The Villages is one of the nation’s fastest-growing retirement communities. It’s a place where golf carts and...

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Simple Precautions Can Protect You From Potentially Deadly Vibriosis Cases

Posted on Aug 6th 2019 by Marilyn Young

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As Dr. Kelli Wells talked about the recent spate of fatal vibriosis cases, she clearly wasn’t overly concerned. In fact, her children were at the beach at the time. Wells, who is Florida Blue’s senior medical director for medical affairs, wants to educate people about vibriosis and share ways for them to protect themselves. Vibrio is a bacteria that lives in saltwater and brackish water, especially in warmer temperatures like in Florida. People can become infected by eating raw or undercooked...

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Marilyn Young spent more than 30 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining Florida Blue.

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Ten Reasons Why Coloring is Good for Your Health

Posted on Aug 1st 2019 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

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August 2 nd 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. A 2005 study published in the Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association shows that coloring mandalas or geometric patterns actually does help lower stress and anxiety levels. Clinical psychologist of The Cleveland Clinic, Scott M. Bea, Psy.D. says that coloring “relaxes the brain. When thoughts are...

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Sharon is a daughter, sister, proud mother & well-loved wife. She calls herself a #socialmedia storyteller and definitely not a guru. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Follower her on twitter at @sharonlroy and @chefandbride.

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Florida Blue Medicare contracts with The Villages Health

Posted on Jul 30th 2019 by Christie DeNave

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Florida Blue is expanding its relationship with The Villages Health to include Florida Blue Medicare Advantage members. The Villages Health is a multi-specialty health care provider group primarily serving residents of The Villages community, one of the nation’s largest retirement communities. The expansion will allow The Villages Health to better serve the community and achieve its mission of improving the health of its residents by providing them with more choices for their Medicare Advantage...

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Christie DeNave

Christie Hyde DeNave is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue devoted to serving Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida. She has worked around the globe with local, national and international media for nearly 20 years representing organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, NASCAR, AAA and the State of Florida. In her free time, you’ll spot Christie cheering on the Clemson Tigers and serving on the Clemson University Alumni Council.

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Florida's National Parks Offer A Uniquely Florida Perspective

Posted on Jul 22nd 2019 by Marilu Cristina Flores

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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 . The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment. In Florida, we have 12 National Parks, which receive more than 10 million visitors each year and...

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Marilu Cristina Flores

Marilu is a veteran of the entertainment industry, her career in entertainment spans over thirteen years having worked with some of the most prominent creative media houses known, including, Warner Brothers, MTV and Universal Pictures. In 2014, she shifted gears to begin working as a digital marketing professional. Prior to her work at Florida Blue, she worked for Keurig in Waterbury, Vermont. Marilu is incredibly passionate about our oceans, wildlife, and conservation, and has been featured as a guest speaker at conferences nationwide for her knowledge and expertise on Marine environments and the issues affecting our oceans. A Miami native, she holds a degree in Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Resource Management from the University of Queensland and currently acts as the Surfrider Foundation's Regional Coordinator in Florida.

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Students can Net Free Orlando Magic Tickets through Orange County Library System’s Summer Reading Program

Posted on Jul 16th 2019 by Christie DeNave

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The Orange County Library System has teamed up with the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue to offer free Magic tickets to students for a game next season. Youth ages 6-12 can score a pair of free tickets as part of the Summer Reading Program offered through the library. To qualify for the tickets, students must submit five book reviews online using Beanstack on the library system’s website. Upon completion of the fifth review, they will earn the Orlando Magic Baskets for Books presented by Florida...

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Christie DeNave

Christie Hyde DeNave is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue devoted to serving Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida. She has worked around the globe with local, national and international media for nearly 20 years representing organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, NASCAR, AAA and the State of Florida. In her free time, you’ll spot Christie cheering on the Clemson Tigers and serving on the Clemson University Alumni Council.

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Steer Clear of Sunburn This Summer

Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Looking to make the most of your Florida summer? With the warmer months come many outdoor activities. If you are planning to head out into the great outdoors, remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s how you can protect your skin this summer. Protecting yourself from the sun is particularly important for adults over age 65. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, because you have years of sun exposure under your belt, you’re more likely to develop melanoma, the...

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