T’ai Chi Is a Healthy Way to Go with the Flow

Posted on Jul 17th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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This July, our Florida Blue Center in Pensacola has the privilege of hosting weekly T’ai Chi classes for seniors led by Jerry Bozant, an instructor of this ancient martial art with 17 years’ experience. Jerry is passionate about the health benefits that anyone who practices White Crane T’ai Chi will receive, especially seniors. We caught up with Jerry to learn more about this beautiful practice. Florida Blue: In laymen’s terms, what is T’ai Chi so that it’s not confused with other practices?...

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Kate Warnock

Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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Health Care Makes Sense Here

Posted on Jul 12th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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Have you secretly imagined yourself on the podium receiving your Olympic gold medal as the Stars and Stripes lifts majestically overhead? Indulge your inner Olympic athlete and join us July 14 and 15 as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest Florida Blue Center located in sunny Winter Haven. We’ll have exciting games and giveaways inspired by the Olympics, with free food, face painting, live music and massages that the entire family can enjoy. Not from the Winter Haven area? No worries!...

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Kate Warnock

Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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Florida Girl Scouts’ Superstar Joslyn Simmons Makes Us #FloridaProud

Posted on Jul 9th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, the Girls Scouts of America has a long tradition of empowering young women throughout the country by teaching them the value of honesty, confidence, courage and sisterhood. One of these extraordinary young ladies is 16-year-old Joslyn Simmons of the Florida Girl Scouts of Gateway Council , troop #143 in Jacksonville. Joslyn’s work to fight childhood obesity makes us #FloridaProud. Joslyn joined the Girls Scouts at the age of 5 after a troop visited...

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How to Coach an Olympian: An Interview with Sergio Lopez Miro

Posted on Jul 3rd 2012 by Kate Warnock

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If I walked into Coach Lopez’s office with a preconceived notion of what I’d hear during this interview, I left it with those notions swept clean. Sure, I knew I was talking with an Olympic medalist – he won the Bronze in the 200m breaststroke for Spain in the 1988 Olympics, competed again in 1992 and qualified for the 1996 Games. Did I leave an hour later a bit overwhelmed by Coach Lopez’s humility? Affirmative. Completely. Sergio Lopez Miro is the head swimming coach for The Bolles School , a...

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Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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Making Tampa Bay a Healthier Place to Be

Posted on Jul 2nd 2012 by Florida Blue

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There’s no denying it, Tampa Bay is an amazing place to live, work and play! That’s why it’s so important to Florida Blue to help make the thriving Tampa community an even healthier place to be. You may have seen our own Mark Lee, VP of the Brand Development and Marketing Communications team, speak about some of our ongoing initiatives and partnerships that we’re proud to be a part of at last week’s Rays game. We wanted to share more about these exciting initiatives with our blog readers. Fit...

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Posted on Jun 29th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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I'm not a registered dietitian or a nutritionist, but I am aware of the debate around organic versus conventionally-grown produce. In a nutshell, organic produce has far less residual pesticides (what's left after you scrub the food in water) than produce grown using conventional (with pesticides) practices. Since the long-term effects of consuming pesticides used on food crops is not fully known, many advocate eating organic. But reality strikes. If you're like me, maybe you've wondered if a...

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Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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Florida Blue's Commitment to Reducing Costs, Providing Access, Improving Quality

Posted on Jun 28th 2012 by Florida Blue

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To Our Key Stakeholders: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In its opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the law. As such, Florida Blue will continue to implement the law’s provisions on a timely basis. Florida Blue will also continue to proactively partner with both the state and federal governments to transform our health care system. I want to reassure you that Florida Blue continues to support a...

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Forever Changed by a Child

Posted on Jun 26th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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Learning and growing can happen at any age, don’t you think? Karen Fergusson, a Florida Blue employee of 28 years, lives by this mantra. Our third Blue Community Champion of the Year is a disarming, genuine kind of person who knows how to put complicated matters in very plain terms. It’s those characteristics that may have contributed to her connection with a special little girl we’ll call Sarah. Karen met Sarah through her involvement with the YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign fifteen years...

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Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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Going #PlantStrong. A 21 Day Adventure in Nutrition

Posted on Jun 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

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I’m probably like so many other women my age. I’m a mom that works full-time. I know the basic principles behind good nutrition and I know how good it feels to eat right. BUT… it is really hard to eat right when the world gets busy (which it does every day of every week). With an 8-month old baby girl, a full-time job, a dog, an old house that needs work, and a busy husband, I’ve stopped doing the things that I know I need to do to take care of me so I can continue to take care of other things...

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A Family Bond Made Stronger – by a Dog

Posted on Jun 19th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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Ever have the good fortune of making a decision and not realizing the consequences would be far-reaching, unexpectedly positive, and life-affirming? Julie Engelien is one such lucky individual, and she is the second Blue Community Champion of the Year we are featuring in our series. Julie works in our National Accounts area and has been with Florida Blue for nearly 20 years. She was recognized for her work with Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), an organization which pairs service dogs...

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Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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