Complete your Medicare Health Risk Appraisal on My Health Link

Posted on Mar 16th 2021 by Florida Blue

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Earn a $20 gift card in 20 minutes and help Florida Blue Medicare better serve your health needs. It only takes 20 minutes to complete your health risk appraisal online through your My Health Link™ account at floridablue.com/medicare . We ask Medicare members to complete the short survey every year to help us understand your health. Your answers help us tailor programs and services to better meet your health needs. And, you’ll qualify for a $20 gift card through HealthyBlue Rewards when you...

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Tips From A Doctor To Help You Choose Your Doctor

Posted on Mar 16th 2021 by Marilyn Young

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Choosing a primary care doctor can be a tough decision, no matter who you are. Even if you’re a doctor. “It’s one thing I think everyone struggles with,” said Dr. Deborah Stewart, a senior medical director at Florida Blue. “Probably even physicians and nurses, just like everyone else.” The first thing to know, Dr. Stewart stressed, is everyone should have a primary care doctor. They give you and your family broad access to the health system, can treat a variety of health conditions and can help...

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Hearing Aids Keep You in the Conversation

Posted on Mar 2nd 2021 by Florida Blue

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Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more included While Medicare Part B covers hearing exams required for medical treatment, it does not cover an annual routine hearing exam. The good news is some Florida...

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Our Centers Can Help You Stay Healthy from Home

Posted on Mar 1st 2021 by Florida Blue

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The Florida Blue Centers continue to provide virtual support, services and events to serve our communities during the pandemic. Your neighborhood nurses, community specialists and local sales and service specialists are available to help with questions about COVID-19, testing site locations, community resources, navigating the health care system, finding virtual care options, checking enrollment eligibility and your other concerns. Call 877-352-5830 to be routed to your local Florida Blue...

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Eat right, feel better and age well during National Nutrition Month

Posted on Feb 20th 2021 by Florida Blue

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Feeling sluggish or down can be your body’s way of telling you to eat more nutrient-rich foods. Good nutrition is important to healthy aging. National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to develop better habits. Eating well and staying active can help you stay healthy so you can keep doing the things you love to do. Benefits of good nutrition Our nutrition needs change as we get older. It’s important to get enough potassium, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12 and fiber, especially as you age...

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New Chance to Get 2021 Coverage Starts February 15

Posted on Feb 8th 2021 by Florida Blue

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You may have heard that the health insurance Marketplace is going to offer a special enrollment period to give people more time to get coverage due to the pandemic. Health coverage is so important right now because of COVID-19. We want to be sure you understand what’s happening and how it affects you and your loved ones. There are two main things you need to know: If you enrolled in a 2021 plan during Open Enrollment, you’re all set! You should have all your member materials, and you can start...

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Helping Tampa Bay Long After the Big Game

Posted on Feb 5th 2021 by Lissette Campos

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Long after the last fan has stepped foot in Raymond James Stadium Feb. 7 for the biggest game in football, the Tampa Bay area will reap the benefits of legacy projects involving Florida Blue and the bowl’s host committee in Tampa Bay. Florida Blue’s West Florida Market President, David Pizzo, saw firsthand how key initiatives were funded to combat childhood hunger and empower community organizations in early childhood education. Pizzo said Florida Blue got involved months ago in the game’s...

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Lissette serves Florida Blue’s West Florida region, spanning from the Tampa Bay Area to Sarasota and Ft. Myers. The 30+ year communications veteran is also an eight-time Emmy award winning writer.

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Show your Heart Some Love with SilverSneakers®

Posted on Feb 3rd 2021 by Florida Blue

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Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. And keeping your heart healthy is a great way to keep your loved ones’ hearts happy. February is Heart Health Month – the perfect time to show your heart (and theirs) some love. Why you should care about heart health Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. 1 , but it isn’t a “normal” part of aging. Even if it runs in your family, heart disease isn’t inevitable. You can greatly reduce your risk by maintaining a...

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Stay Healthy at Home with Our Virtual Programs

Posted on Feb 2nd 2021 by Florida Blue

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From working from home to social distancing, we’ve all experienced changes in our lives and routines because of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you have to become a couch potato. In spite of our lives being turned upside down for nearly a year, there is a silver lining—the plethora of virtual classes, programs and other resources offered by the Florida Blue Centers. And anyone in the community can use them at no cost. More and more people are taking advantage of the convenience of virtual...

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Why Wait for the Mail? Download Your Tax Form

Posted on Jan 25th 2021 by Florida Blue

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Every year, Florida Blue automatically mails copies of Form 1095-B to our members. This year, we are saving paper and giving you the opportunity to download the form directly from floridablue.com [FJ1] . The form is used to verify you had the required minimum essential coverage during the year for which you are filing taxes. Starting March 2, you can log in to your Florida Blue account to download a copy of Form 1095-B. Or you can request a copy be mailed to your home. How it works Log in to...

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