A Sunny Moment

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Our community is at the heart of all we do. We know these uncertain times can be worrisome, but together we will rise above the adversity created by this devastating outbreak and walk away stronger than ever in our resolve to help people and communities achieve better health. We’re gathering uplifting stories from the communities we serve and sharing them with you all, a reminder that so much good is out there and challenges such as this one brings us closer together in our humanity. Titan and...

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Florida Blue Commits $2 Million in COVID-19 Support for Florida Communities

Posted on Mar 19th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced today that it is making an initial investment of $2 million to address urgent health and safety needs in communities across Florida, the company’s latest response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The contributions will address food security for seniors and children, support for hourly workers, behavioral health needs and other crisis priorities. The company will make a series of donations across Florida through four gifts of $500,...

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An Important Message Regarding Our Florida Blue Centers

Posted on Mar 19th 2020 by Florida Blue

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The health of our members, employees and community is our top priority. That’s why we are following Department of Health and CDC guidelines by limiting contact through social distancing. Face-to-face access to our Florida Blue Centers is temporarily unavailable, and we have transitioned to virtual support and services. Your neighborhood nurses, community specialists and local service specialists remain committed to providing personalized support. You can reach your local Florida Blue team by...

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Florida Blue Increases Virtual Health Access as Latest Response to COVID-19

Posted on Mar 18th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue is adding a free-to-member virtual care partner, Teladoc, for seniors and others on its Medicare Advantage plans, and waiving the virtual care copay for many commercial and Affordable Care Act members to encourage use of Teladoc if it is offered as part of their plan. Additionally, during this crisis, Florida Blue’s network of primary care doctors and specialists will be able to treat patients virtually at their normal office visit rates. These are the latest steps from Florida’s...

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How to Cope When You Feel Overwhelmed

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When talk of a virus outbreak hits close to home, it’s normal to feel stressed about a potential pandemic and emerging health crisis. No matter how you're feeling, New Directions can help. Visit ndbh.com à Resources à Self-help tools for the latest on COVID-19. Access the Health Resource Library for the latest on the virus, including the flu. Here you'll find: Resources related to the current spread of the illness Steps to take to prepare a viral outbreak in your community Ways to prevent...

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Virtual Care When You Need It From Wherever You Are

Posted on Mar 16th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Your allergies are getting the best of you, but you’re out of town on business. One of your kids may be coming down with the flu or an upper respiratory infection, but you can’t get in to see the doctor. No worries. For these and other non-emergency conditions, virtual care through Teladoc is available 24/7 without having to leave your home, office or wherever you are. Most Florida Blue members have access to Teladoc’s team of doctors to get care when they need it. The process is simple. First...

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Free 24/7 Bilingual Helpline Open to Provide Emotional Support during COVID-19 Health Crisis

Posted on Mar 12th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, has partnered with New Directions Behavioral Health to offer a free bilingual helpline to assist all Floridians with the stress they may feel during the COVID-19 health crisis. The toll-free helpline connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors who can assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to the health crisis. 24-Hour Toll-Free Helpline Free Bilingual Emotional Support 833-848-...

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Home Renovation Helps Hero’s Family Move Forward

Posted on Mar 12th 2020 by Marilyn Young

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Penny Shaffer found herself surrounded as she was painting the frame around patio doors at a home in South Florida. There were a couple of first responders painting the ceiling right above her. Nearby, people were changing the home’s yellow exterior walls to white. Not far away, there were folks building a pergola and others adding new landscaping. To make the cramped area feel even tighter, there were ladders and paint buckets everywhere. (Image: Lacy Evans, her daughter Summer and Penny...

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Healthy and Well Podcast: Episode 1

Posted on Mar 10th 2020 by Florida Blue

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This podcast is about Floridian's pursuit of health . During each episode , we will converse about ways you achieve better health for you and your family. It’s a conversation about Floridians and ways they can stay healthy in and out of the doctor’s office. Our hosts Sharon LaSure-Roy and Bryan Thomas will talk with industry experts on topics that are of interest to you. The first episode is about why you should give yourself some credit. Give Yourself Some Credit In the first episode of...

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How to Stay Healthy: Get Your Wellness Checkup

Posted on Mar 6th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Now that your new coverage is in place, start the year on the right foot by making an appointment for your checkup. Your health plan may include one yearly checkup with your primary care doctor—and it’s the easiest way to start using your health plan. This visit is $0 if you purchased your own health coverage for you or your family, and it includes bloodwork and routine screenings like a colonoscopy or bone density test. If you have health coverage through your employer, be sure to check your...

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