Virtual Dental Care Now Available

Posted on Apr 7th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We’re here to help relieve some of the stress you may be experiencing right now. That includes finding safer, more convenient ways to get you access to health care—including urgent dental care. Due to the coronavirus health concern, dental offices are being told to limit their services to emergency and urgent situations only. Your health is our top priority, so we’ve made special arrangements with our in-network dentists to provide emergency virtual dental assistance over the phone, by Skype,...

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Florida Blue contributes 300,000 meals to Central Floridians through Second Harvest Food Bank

Posted on Apr 7th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, is contributing 300,000 meals to assist Central Floridians struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The contribution to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is part of a $2 million initial investment Florida Blue is making to address urgent health and safety needs across the state as a result of the crisis. “Florida Blue is collaborating with leaders and organizations across Central Florida to address critical needs facing our...

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Positive Self-Talk

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We all carry on a continuous internal dialogue with ourselves. This is known as “self-talk” and it impacts how we perceive situations. Sometimes, people use self-talk to say things to themselves they would never say out loud to someone they care about. This is called negative-self talk, and is common with people experiencing depression. But you have the power to change negative self-talk and replace it with a more positive, nurturing internal dialogue. This takes practice and persistence. Tips...

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Falling Asleep with Anxiety

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At the end of the day, many people have trouble turning off their mind. In fact, it seems all of the things they were too busy to think about during the day (i.e. relationships, money, work) hang over them and cause their mind to race when they should be going to sleep. When this begins to happen repeatedly, it can become a vicious cycle of anxiety and sleeplessness. Experts note there’s significant overlap between symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and other mood disorders. How anxiety affects your...

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A Sunny Moment

Posted on Apr 3rd 2020 by Florida Blue

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Our community is at the heart of all we do. We know these uncertain times can be worrisome, but together we will rise above the adversity created by this devastating outbreak and walk away stronger than ever in our resolve to help people and communities achieve better health. We’re gathering uplifting stories from the communities we serve and sharing them with you all, a reminder that so much good is out there and challenges such as this one brings us closer together in our humanity. The Miami...

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Florida Blue Triples Impact of United Way Giving Campaign in Response to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 1st 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced today that it will double the company’s match to United Way on all employee contributions made during its 2020 employee giving campaign, to provide additional support in communities across Florida and the United States in response to urgent needs around the COVID-19 public health crisis. Traditionally during its annual United Way giving campaign, Florida Blue and its parent company, GuideWell, will match every dollar donated by...

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Important Information for VitalMD Patients

Posted on Apr 1st 2020 by Florida Blue

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We’re happy to announce we have reached an agreement with the VitalMD group, which will keep their doctors in our network. For VitalMD patients, this allows you to continue to see your current doctor for your health care needs. And it keeps you from having to go through the stressful and inconvenient step of finding a new doctor. Our goal was to reach an agreement that keeps rates affordable to members and in line with other doctors who provide the same types of care. We know the relationship...

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Florida Blue Waives Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment

Posted on Mar 31st 2020 by Florida Blue

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Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced today it will waive cost-sharing through June 1 for its members who must undergo treatment for COVID-19, including in-patient hospital admissions. The announcement impacts all Florida Blue members with Affordable Care Act, Medicare Advantage (excluding Part D drug plans) and other individual plans, as well as all fully insured employer group health plans. Florida Blue is also working with its self-funded ERISA employers to assist them...

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A Sunny Moment

Posted on Mar 28th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Our community is at the heart of all we do. We know these uncertain times can be worrisome, but together we will rise above the adversity created by this devastating outbreak and walk away stronger than ever in our resolve to help people and communities achieve better health. We’re gathering uplifting stories from the communities we serve and sharing them with you all, a reminder that so much good is out there and challenges such as this one brings us closer together in our humanity. The...

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Florida Blue Joins the YMCAs of Tampa Bay to Meet Critical Need

Posted on Mar 27th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We have joined generous YMCA members to help the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay meet a critical need in the Greater Tampa Bay area during these unprecedented times. We have provided a generous $100,000 gift to help the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offer all-day youth relief care for essential workers at 21 Y locations (listed below) across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties. The gift is part of a $2 million investment...

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