Why #FloridaGives

Posted on Nov 28th 2020 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

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Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Recently, I had a chance to speak with Susan Towler, Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation and the Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Florida Blue, to chat about the work of the Foundation, the importance of Giving Tuesday and the #FloridaGives community campaign. Q: Susan, tell us about the Florida Blue Foundation and how it supports the Florida Blue mission of helping...

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Sharon is a daughter, sister, proud mother & well-loved wife. She calls herself a #socialmedia storyteller and definitely not a guru. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Follower her on twitter at @sharonlroy and @chefandbride.

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CDC Recommends Staying Home This Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 24th 2020 by Florida Blue

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You know that close talker who always seems to corner you at large family gatherings? Or that goofy uncle you only see during the holidays who tells the same stories every year? You should be safe from both of those this year if you follow safety guidelines for holiday celebrations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying home for Thanksgiving and celebrating only with people in your household. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths...

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Five Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes from Chef DeJuan

Posted on Nov 21st 2020 by Chef DeJuan

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Even though it may look a little different this year, Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and comfort food. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year and I wanted to share a few of my favorite holiday dishes. They include a sweet and spicy berry chutney you can serve with your turkey on Thanksgiving Day, as well as warm cornbread and roasted root vegetables. Make sure you save a couple of tablespoons of that chutney for a flavorful addition to the leftover holiday turkey salad recipe...

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Chef DeJuan Roy is a Food Network winning executive chef with over two decades of experience. DeJuan has presided over five-star kitchens, NFL catering services, and historic venues, most recently the Alhambra Dinner Theater in Jacksonville. He hopes to share his passion for fine dining and healthy eating since he firmly believes food nourishes body, mind and soul. He is married with two children and lives in historic Springfield in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Trust Issues Linked to Fewer Black People Getting Flu Shots

Posted on Nov 18th 2020 by Marilyn Young

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For decades, Black people have been less likely to get a flu shot than those from many other races. And the percentages in Florida are among the lowest in the country. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says only 38 percent of Black residents at least 6 months old in Florida got a flu shot last season. That’s compared to 49.7 percent of white residents and 44.5 percent of the state’s total population. Some of the reasons date back decades, according to Dr. Cynthia Griffin, vice...

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Marilyn Young spent more than 30 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining Florida Blue.

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New payment options for Medicare members

Posted on Nov 12th 2020 by Florida Blue

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One size doesn’t fit all. That statement couldn’t be more truer especially when it comes to your health care coverage. That’s why we’ve given you more options for how to pay your monthly plan premium. It’s convenient, secure and easy to set-up. Medicare Advantage members can now make premium payments online using a credit card. You can also enter your email address when you log in to your member portal to receive email updates about your payment. Getting started is easy. Just log in to your My...

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Get Ready to Enroll in Medicare

Posted on Nov 10th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Turning 65 is a milestone birthday that sets the stage for important life-changing events, such as enrolling in Medicare. Understanding your options and available Medicare health plans will help you make the right choice to protect your health now and later. With this rite of passage, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll in Original Medicare also known as Medicare Parts A and B. And, while many medical services are covered, some are not covered at all, such as prescription drugs, dental,...

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Affordable myBlue Plan Expanding to More Counties

Posted on Nov 10th 2020 by Florida Blue

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In a world with so much uncertainty, having affordable health care coverage gives you peace of mind, knowing you and your family will be covered for the care you need, including emergencies. There are several levels of plans to choose from for myBlue, an HMO health plan that has our lowest premiums. Most having a $0 to low-cost copay when you see an in-network primary care doctor. And, you’ll get some of the same benefits as other Florida Blue plans. Beginning Jan. 1, myBlue will be available...

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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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