The Heat is On: How You Can Stay Safe

Posted on May 2nd 2020 by Florida Blue

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Chances are you probably knew your body would change as you age. Your vision changes. Your hearing changes and we often move a little slower as time goes on. But did you know your body’s response to heat changes as you age, too? Adults over 65 face more health risks when they’re out in the heat or when there is a big temperature change. That’s why it’s so important to take precautions when you venture out on a hot day. With another Florida summer upon us and with more people going outside for...

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My Health Link: Your Partner in Health

Posted on May 2nd 2020 by Florida Blue

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When was the last time you logged into your member account, searched for a doctor online or Googled a disease? Today? A week ago? Or maybe, never? Even if you’re a tech novice who prefers pen and paper to emails and texts, our new member portal, My Health Link , can help you better manage your health, all from the comfort of home. Florida Blue Medicare's member website, My Health Link, is your online starting point for using your health plan. Once you sign up, there’s a lot you can do in My...

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Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Scams

Posted on Apr 27th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Men dressed in white lab coats, masks, and gloves knocked on doors in South Florida neighborhoods, claiming they were from a government health agency and wanted to come in to test residents for COVID-19. Some people have received text messages saying they can get $1,000 as part of a federal COVID-19 stimulus program. All they have to do is click a link. And older adults have received robocalls offering to send free COVID-19 tests. The only thing needed to get the process started is the older...

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Advance Care Planning Provides Peace of Mind in Difficult Times

Posted on Apr 20th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Kathy’s mom had been sick for a while, but Kathy was starting to see major changes in her mom’s health. She knew she needed some guidance but wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do next. What were her mom’s wishes? And how could Kathy make sure those wishes were aligned with the health care her mom would need? Kathy isn’t alone. According to a 2019 analysis by the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management , 71 percent of Americans say they don’t know anything about palliative care—a type of care...

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Keeping Older Adults Connected While Staying Safe at Home

Posted on Apr 20th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Wendy Weiss knows it’s best to not get too close to her 83-year-old father right now. As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, keeping a safe distance will help older adults like her dad and his wife stay healthy. So, when Weiss arrived at her father’s home with some chicken soup, she went to the door, set the soup down and walked away. Instead of sharing a hug, they settled for a wave from a distance. Weiss is a registered nurse and director of care management at Florida Blue Medicare. For her,...

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Don’t Go Without Health Coverage—You Have Options

Posted on Apr 17th 2020 by Florida Blue

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There aren’t too many parts of our lives right now that haven’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. School is online for our children, family and friend get-togethers are postponed or done remotely through apps or Facetime, and routine outings have been turned into evenings at home. The most important thing to us right now is that our family and friends stay healthy. For some of us, the coronavirus has also affected our work and income. Maybe you lost your job and access to your health...

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Earn up to $500 in Rewards When You #StayHealthyatHome

Posted on Apr 17th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Earn up to $500 in Rewards When You #StayHealthyatHome While some aspects of life are slowly returning to normal, that doesn’t mean you aren’t still feeling the heavy impact of the coronavirus. The coronavirus has complicated life in ways we couldn’t have expected. That’s why resources like our online wellness and rewards program, Better You Strides, are helpful with staying connected and healthy while staying at home. To help you during this challenging time, we’re creating more opportunities...

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Proven Partnerships Provide Over 1 Million Meals in West Florida.

Posted on Apr 10th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We know hunger is a critical need during this challenging time. So, we are committed to working with community partners, to contribute the equivalent of over 1 million meals in West Florida. Our donations are part of a $2 million initial investment we made to address urgent health and safety needs across the state as a result of the crisis. In Sarasota and DeSota Counties, All Faiths Food Bank recieved $25,000, an equivalent of over 125,000 meals. 200,000 meals were made available to assist...

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Virtual Dental Care Now Available

Posted on Apr 7th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We’re here to help relieve some of the stress you may be experiencing right now. That includes finding safer, more convenient ways to get you access to health care—including urgent dental care. Due to the coronavirus health concern, dental offices are being told to limit their services to emergency and urgent situations only. Your health is our top priority, so we’ve made special arrangements with our in-network dentists to provide emergency virtual dental assistance over the phone, by Skype,...

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Florida Blue contributes 300,000 meals to Central Floridians through Second Harvest Food Bank

Posted on Apr 7th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, is contributing 300,000 meals to assist Central Floridians struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The contribution to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is part of a $2 million initial investment Florida Blue is making to address urgent health and safety needs across the state as a result of the crisis. “Florida Blue is collaborating with leaders and organizations across Central Florida to address critical needs facing our...

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