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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Introducing Janice Connelly – Blue Community Champion of the Year

Posted on Jun 12th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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We’d like to take a moment to recognize this real-life superwoman. Not only is she the mother of four children, but she’s also been a Human Resources representative for nearly 19 years. Can’t imagine taking on even more responsibility? She also volunteers and mentors at-risk school children. According to Janice Connelly, the time was simply right for her to become involved in a Pensacola-area school where she had once worked as a teacher’s aide some 30 years earlier. “I wanted to go back to the...

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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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#FloridaProud to Partner with the Miami Heat

Posted on Jun 11th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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The Miami Heat are giants on the court, but did you know they're heroes off it? Florida Blue has enjoyed a long relationship with The Heat, and support their community outreach efforts including teaching kids how to swim and be water safe. This year we were honored to help them open their ninth Learn and Play Center in Coconut Grove so kids have a safe (and incredibly fun) place to be after school. Our own Mark Lee, vice president of brand development and marketing communications, spoke of...

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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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Is Sunscreen a Time Machine?

Posted on Jun 7th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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I read an article recently and it prompted me to do something funny at my desk: I held my right arm out to the side, twisted it as far as it would go, and had a good look at my skin on the underside. Yep, it was several shades paler than the topside, it was nice and smooth (working on the "toned" - Michelle Obama I'm not - yet) and there wasn't a single freckle. As a 40-year old woman who has been a Florida resident for over half my life, I am pretty typical as far as skin goes: I have the...

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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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