Plasma Donations Needed in Fight Against COVID-19

Posted on Sep 17th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We’ve all heard the saying at one point in our lives, “every cloud has a silver lining,” meaning that something good can come out of something bad. That may be true now for those who have fully recovered from COVID-19. It is hard to imagine what it felt like to be sick with the virus. You may have spent weeks recovering either at home or at a hospital. Regardless of whether your symptoms were mild or more serious, the experience was surely scary for you and your family. But, now that you are on...

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Help for Our Members Impacted by Hurricane Sally

Posted on Sep 17th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida’s Panhandle took a beating from Hurricane Sally, leaving many with damaged homes, no electricity and other critical needs. We want to help our members get the care and medications they need during this time. Many of the programs for those impacted by the hurricane are already in place for Florida Blue members due to COVID-19. They include: Early prescription refills: They are available for maintenance medications for members impacted by the hurricane who buy insurance on their own, most...

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Proper Dental Care Impacts More Than Your Teeth

Posted on Sep 8th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Good dental care isn’t just about having a big smile with white teeth. It’s about keeping your body healthy, from your head to your toes. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day helps remove food and bacteria trapped between your teeth and gums. That bacteria can affect you in many ways, often starting with bad breath. Bacteria can be a source of inflammation in your body, which can be connected to preterm labor, heart attacks and strokes. Dental infections can also make your...

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Are You Ready to #GetMaskedFL?

Posted on Sep 4th 2020 by Florida Blue

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You may not realize it, but there are things we do every day that help keep our communities and those around us safer. Whether it’s signaling a left turn on your way to the grocery store, buckling your child into their car seat before a trip or washing your hands before preparing a meal for friends and family, you have the power to make a difference. And now, the need for everyday heroes like you is even stronger. Wearing a mask and encouraging others to do the same can help significantly slow...

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Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones: Get a Flu Shot

Posted on Sep 3rd 2020 by Florida Blue

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Getting your yearly flu shot is always a good idea, but more so this year as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Each year, cold and flu season brings with it a host of respiratory viruses, runny noses, coughs, aches and pain. And, with the potential of getting both the flu and COVID-19 this year, health officials are urging people to get their flu shot early to protect themselves from the flu, and prevent hospitalizations that can overload the health care...

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Get More with a Florida Blue Medicare Plan

Posted on Sep 3rd 2020 by Florida Blue

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More than ever, having access to quality, affordable health care is key to peace of mind. Before, during and after COVID-19, Florida Blue Medicare has you covered. Your Florida Blue Medicare health plan covers you for the expected as well as the unexpected. From your Annual Wellness Visit to dental and vision care, your Florida Blue Medicare health plan is the peace of mind you need to maintain your good health. Plus, many of the preventive health services included in your plan are no extra...

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We’re Here For You—What You Should Know About COVID-19

Posted on Sep 2nd 2020 by Florida Blue

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Looking for the latest updates and information about coronavirus? As a Florida Blue Medicare member, you have an ally in us! We’ve expanded our services and resources to help you move forward safely, and protect your health. Now’s the time to put the focus back on your health and well-being. Schedule any doctor appointments, screenings and tests that you may have put off because of COVID-19. Research shows that older adults, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, are more...

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Social Distancing, Quarantine & Isolation: How to Cope

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the nation and the world has seen significant changes to daily living. While social distancing, quarantine and isolation help prevent the spread of infectious disease, these same practices may impact your mental health in a negative way. Common reactions Everybody reacts differently to stressful situations. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience anxiety, worry or fear for your own health, job security or obtaining things you need...

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Get Your Flu Shot Early During COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on Sep 1st 2020 by Florida Blue

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Getting a flu shot early has long made sense to Dr. Paul Kaplan. But in the year of COVID-19, he believes it’s a no-brainer. Kaplan gets his shot each September to make sure he’s protected by the time early flu season arrives in October. It also keeps him safe when he’s around others during Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday gatherings, as well as for the rest of flu season. As with so many other things in our lives today, there are several COVID-19 ties to why it’s especially critical...

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Start Planning Now for Your 2021 Health Plan Needs

Posted on Aug 31st 2020 by Florida Blue

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Sometimes the same health plan works for you year after year. Other times, changes in your life call for a new one. Either way, we’ve got you covered. If you’re under 65 and buy insurance on your own, it’s time to start thinking about what you need for 2021. A big part of that is understanding how you’ve used your health plan this year and thinking about how your needs may change next year, said Scott Bryant, senior director of consumer sales for Florida Blue. Maybe one of your children will be...

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