National Volunteer Week @ Florida Blue

Posted on Apr 18th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Why volunteer? With our busy lives, overbooked calendars, and limited resources, what would make you want to stop for a moment to assist someone else, or help a cause? You only need ask six of our employees, named this week as Blue Community Champions of the Year. They are Julie Engelien, Karen Fergusson, Janice Connelly, Laura Johnson, and two honorable mentions: Christy Forrester and Heather Ferrigno. We’ll be honored to tell you more about them in an upcoming post. No one knows better the...

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Your Best Foot Forward

Posted on Apr 12th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Our free monthly health fair at your local Florida Blue Center has a special focus this weekend: your feet! Join us Saturday, April 14 th as we bring in the pros from Reebok to provide advice on starting a fitness routine and finding the right footwear for the job. While you're there, meet one-on-one with Florida Blue health care experts and get all your questions answered in person - whether it's about choosing the right health care plan or how to take steps towards achieving better health...

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The Magic Score Counts Even More!

Posted on Apr 10th 2012 by Florida Blue

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What do you get with a winning score from the Orlando Magic? This year, it will be so much more than satisfied players and happy fans. Florida Blue is proud to partner again with the Orlando Magic in the Baskets for Books program. For every point made by the Orlando Magic at every home game, two books are donated to the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County . To date, 4,310 books have been donated (through March 13) to the Early Learning Coalition. This evening, we’ll be proud to honor ten...

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A New Connection

Posted on Apr 6th 2012 by Florida Blue

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You, our readers, are the reason we are here. You want clear, direct information that will help you make a purchase decision, get the most from your membership, and maybe even get a little healthier. We redesigned our blog with those points in mind, and will strive to provide the solutions you seek. Our articles will be written by the experts here at Florida Blue, as well as experts around the state. Thanks to our nearly 70 years’ experience operating in Florida, we can bring the brightest...

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Move@Lunch - Walking the Talk

Posted on Apr 6th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue employees around the state were on the move April 5 for our annual Move@Lunch event. We created a short video to share the excitement, energy and fun we had this special day. We are Florida Blue!  ...

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What Makes You Smile?

Posted on Mar 10th 2012 by Florida Blue

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For us, it’s family, dogs, significant others and the people we work with. We put together a video on all of the various reasons we flash our pearly whites. Why all the talk about smiling? Well, while we had much fun posing for the below video, our main objective is to spread the message of good oral health because October is National Dental Hygiene Month . We also found several compelling reasons to look more closely at oral health. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) ,...

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Stress Managed

Posted on Feb 27th 2012 by Florida Blue

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Loren was having a normal day when something went amiss. She was rushed to the emergency roomwith chest pains and later found that she had experienced a coronary occlusion. What surprised her was that she had always been in good health, was fairly young and did not have a history of cardiac problems. After being discharged, Loren’s husband, concerned for her welfare, called Blue Cross to better understand their treatment options. The customer service representative who took their call addressed...

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The Art of Excellence

Posted on Feb 13th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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  What starts as a formless mass has its own potential.   The potential to be something unique, perfect and inspiring. In the hands of a craftsman, the formless becomes something with meaning. And even if it has to be tempered under extreme conditions, ultimately, this work-in-progress... Is transformed to become a treasure!   In much the same way, the four organizations, programs and individuals that will be the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation’s Sapphire Awards...

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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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HopeBlue Palliative Care: Filling a Gap

Posted on Nov 16th 2011 by Florida Blue

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“Don’t worry – help is on the way.” This simple sentence must have sounded like a life preserver being thrown to a drowning person. Indeed, Dr. Frank Santamaria, administering to the needs of a patient suffering from severe difficulties with breathing, was able to provide the patient his first night’s rest in months. The next morning, not only was the patient feeling better, his wife was ecstatic with relief: “You don’t know what you’ve done! I can’t tell you the difference you made for him.”...

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Halloween Recipes

Posted on Oct 28th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Halloween is just around the corner and our very own chef-in-residence, Shelby Brethour, has come up with some amazing Halloween recipes that are fast and fun to make. By day, Shelby works hard at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. By evening, she is a self-proclaimed kitchen goddess and food blog writer at http://www.shelbysfoodblog.blogspot.com/ . In her work capacity, she travels all across the state and has had the great opportunity to eat and taste much amazing food. In our brand new...

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