Rewards to Help You with Premium Payments and Medical Expenses

Posted on May 20th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We recognize many of our friends and neighbors in Florida are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help lessen the burden. That’s why we’ve created more opportunities that can help you with premium payments and health care costs.

Members with ACA Plans Can Earn Up to $500 Toward Premium

If you purchased an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan for you and your family (not through your job), you can earn up to $500 in 2020 toward your premium by participating in Better You Strides, Florida Blue’s online health and rewards program. That’s an increase of $400! Covered family members over age 18 can earn the rewards, too. So, if three people on your plan qualify and complete the wellness activities, that’s up to $1,500 toward your premium this year. Plus, we’ve made it easier to earn rewards—you can complete up to six health and wellness activities any time. That means you can earn the full $500 in a matter of hours or a few days, depending upon the healthy activity programs you complete. Here’s how it works:

  • Log in or create a member account on, then click Better You Strides. All rewardable activities are clearly marked with the dollar amount you can earn.
  • Complete the health assessment to earn a $250 reward. You’ll only need 15 minutes.
  • Got another five minutes to spare? Find the new “Reduce My Premium” journey card and complete the activity to earn another $50 reward.
  • Complete up to four self-guided health and wellness programs and earn a $50 reward for each—that’s $200! Some programs take as little as 30 minutes to complete.
  • You’ll see the reward amount on your next month’s invoice. We’ll apply the rewards to your premium until they’re used up.

If you’ve already completed Better You Strides activities, don’t worry. We’ll automatically increase your reward amount and apply a credit toward your monthly premium until it’s used up.

Pre-ACA Members Can Earn a $300 Reward

Starting June 1, members with an individual/family health plan they’ve had since before the Affordable Care Act can earn a one-time $300 reward just by watching a short video about staying safe during the coronavirus crisis. More good news—covered family members over age 18* can each earn the reward, too! Here’s how:

  • Log in after June 1 or create a member account on
  • Click on Watch Now, located just under the white message box in the middle of the screen.  
  • Watch a short video (less than 3 minutes) featuring Dr. Kelli Tice Wells, our senior medical director.

That’s all there is to it! We’ll mail you a $300 prepaid gift card that can be used to help pay for medical services, including copays and coinsurance (please allow up to eight weeks for delivery). We’ll use the mailing address we have on file.

If You Have Florida Blue Coverage Through Your Job

If you have Florida Blue coverage through your job, you and covered family members over age 18 maybe eligible for the $300 reward! To check your eligibility, follow these steps.

  • After June 1, log in or create your member account at
  • If the white message box in the middle of the page features information about the reward and a Watch Now button, you’re eligible to earn the $300 reward!
  • Click the Watch Now button.
  • Watch a brief video featuring Dr. Kelli Tice Wells, our senior medical director, who shares tips on staying safe during the coronavirus crisis.

That’s it! You’ll receive a $300 prepaid gift card within eight weeks. Use the card to help pay for medical expenses for you and covered family members, including coinsurance and copays for doctor visits.

*Covered family members 18 years and older must have a member account.



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