Value of Virtual Care Will Remain After COVID-19

Posted on Nov 6th 2020 by Florida Blue

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From live video and audio to instant messaging, there are now more ways than ever for you to communicate with your doctors when an in-person visit isn’t possible or necessary. Many Florida Blue providers are offering virtual care to their patients. Check with your doctor to see if that’s an option. And most members who purchased an individual or family plan on their own and many who get coverage through their jobs* have access to a virtual care primary care doctor and other specialists through...

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Tool Helps You Compare Health Plans for 2021

Posted on Nov 6th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Want the ability to easily compare your current Florida Blue health plan with another Florida Blue plan? Well, you’re in luck. With the self-service Premium and Plan Compare tool, Florida Blue members who purchased an individual or family health plan on their own, can review their current plan and compare it to next year’s plans. The tool gives you the ability to contrast costs, benefits, potential tax credits and other information directly from your member account at floridablue.com . Just...

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Don’t Miss Out on Chance to Earn 2020 Rewards

Posted on Nov 6th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Everywhere you look, people are affected in some way—financially, physically or emotionally—by COVID-19. Florida Blue wants to lessen the burden by reminding you to complete health and wellness activities by the end of the year, so you can earn rewards toward your premium and other medical services and supplies. For Members with Affordable Care Act Plans If you have an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan that you bought on your own, there’s still time to earn up to $500 in rewards toward your...

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HealthyBlue Rewards dollars expire December 31, 2020

Posted on Oct 30th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Chances are good that you’ve earned rewards for taking care of your health this year. So, make sure to check your 2020 HealthyBlue Rewards dashboard. All rewards must be redeemed no later than midnight ET on December 31, 2020 and your rewards dashboard resets as of January 1 .* Click here if you need help on how to report your screenings and redeem your rewards. HealthyBlue is a program that rewards you for getting tests and services you need. It’s our way of saying “thanks” for being loyal to...

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Vaccines Keep Us Healthier, Help Us Live Longer

Posted on Oct 26th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Vaccines aren’t just for kids. From infants to toddlers to young adults to seniors, vaccines save lives at every age. As flu season gears up and COVID-19 continues to be a threat, there’s never been a more important time to make sure your family members are up to date with their vaccinations. It’s one of the surefire ways to protect you and your loved ones from serious infections and diseases. Think of it as multigenerational health care. When your family makes health a priority, it’s like...

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Case Manager Was Guardian Angel for Woman in Pain

Posted on Oct 20th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Carole* was less than an hour away from getting surgery that would finally relieve the pain in her arm that had ached for nine months. That long-awaited day didn’t come easy. But at one point in the dark journey, she met someone who brought light to it. Carole met Lourdes, a case manager and registered nurse at Florida Blue. Carole has a different title for Lourdes: her guardian angel. Someone Carole could always count on as she sought a diagnosis and pain relief from a condition that started...

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Concerns Stop You From Voting

Posted on Oct 15th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Without a doubt, COVID-19 has changed how we live our lives. We’re working remotely from home, our children are learning through virtual classes and we’re using video conferencing as a way to stay in touch with family and friends. Those changes show we didn’t let COVID-19 stop us from doing what’s important. We just found a way to do them safely. The same is true for the Nov. 3 election. You can make sure your voice is heard and still be safe. The rhetoric in the bitter presidential race has...

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Florida Blue joins Miami HEAT and Miami Police Department to expand Ground-Breaking Training

Posted on Oct 9th 2020 by Florida Blue

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As the official community partner of the Miami HEAT, Florida Blue is are honored to join the team in its partnership with the Miami Police Department and Dedication to Community (D2C) to facilitate specialized training of all of Miami’s sworn police officers with the goals of positively impacting interactions between law enforcement and our diverse, local community—particularly the Black community. In September, the partnership began with a pilot program, training a subset of Miami PD officers...

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Thinking about surgery? New program for Medicare members helps you prepare

Posted on Oct 1st 2020 by Florida Blue

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Whether you need a hip replacement or something a little less invasive, hearing the news that you need surgery can be stressful and unsettling not only for you, but for your loved ones as well. Chances are you’ll have a flurry of questions. But should you turn to the internet to research options including the pros and cons and the risks and benefits of the surgery? While it’s important to spend time learning as much as you can about the procedure—even getting to know the people who will be...

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Get Flu Shot, Other Vaccinations at Drive-up Clinics

Posted on Sep 30th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Need a flu shot or other vaccinations? We’re having a series of convenient drive-up vaccination clinics at our Florida Blue Centers to help protect you and your family from the flu and other illnesses. The clinics are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on several days through Dec. 9 at Florida Blue Centers throughout the state. (See full list below.) They offer flu shots (for people ages 3 and up), as well as vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is also called...

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