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 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 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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Know the Difference Between a Preventive and Diagnostic Screening

Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Have you heard that there are different kinds of care you can receive? Preventive and diagnostic screenings are two ways your doctor helps keep you healthy. Understanding the difference between the two might seem minor, but it’s a small detail that will help explain reasons you might need some care over others. So, what’s the difference? Preventive care is given when you are symptom-free and have no reason to believe that you are unhealthy. Your doctor will recommend you get certain preventive...

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Get Your Healthy House Call Today

Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Annual health screenings are an important part of staying healthy, especially for adults over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, only 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 are up to date with clinical preventive services. These services allow your doctor to catch many health problems earlier when they are easier to treat. Your Florida Blue Medicare health plan helps you get preventive care in a way that works best for you. Annual...

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Frequently Asked Questions from Medicare Members

Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Do you have questions about what your Florida Blue Medicare health plan covers? You can always call Member Services at the number shown on the back of your plan ID card, but you might already have the answer at your fingertips. Your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) is an important legal document that explains what’s covered and how much you pay with your BlueMedicare plan. We update the EOC every year with changes to your plan. We send you a printed copy when you first become a BlueMedicare member...

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What to Know Before, During and After a Hospital Stay

Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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No one enjoys going to the hospital. Having to go back there after coming home for a short time feels even worse. According to the United Health Foundation, almost 15 percent of adults age 65 and older are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of leaving. Planning a hospital visit soon, or know someone who is? Here’s some advice to help ease your next hospital visit and ensure you don’t end up going back. Before Your Stay Know your Insurance Information. Have your insurance information...

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Kids Work Together on Take Your Child to Work Day

Posted on Jul 3rd 2019 by Marilyn Young

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Children brighten up any room. Imagine the effect about 250 can have. That’s how many were signed up for Tuesday’s Take Your Child to Work Day events at Florida Blue’s Deerwood Creek Campus. The day started with breakfast where Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Ruth, armed with a microphone, went to several tables, answering questions from the kids. How do you get so precise with your numbers? I’m that good, she joked. How long has Sunny (Florida Blue’s mascot) been here? Since 2013. Ruth asked...

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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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Short-Term Plans Can Provide the Freedom to Retire Early

Posted on Jul 1st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Dan loved his job. He’d been an accountant for nearly 30 years and he felt he could fill out tax forms in his sleep by now. Through the years, Dan had come to love boating. These days, he spent most of his free time on the boat, doing overnight or weekend trips or cruising the local waterways. Dan’s dream for his retirement was to see the world by boat, stopping in a new port every few days to explore, gas up and continue the journey. He’d been saving money and managing his investments so he...

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