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

Posted on Oct 2nd 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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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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Busy Mom Stays Healthy to Take Care of Her Family

Posted on Sep 28th 2020 by Marilyn Young

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Before the sun rises, Marisa Langford likes to take a walk with Buddy, her family’s 3-year-old labradoodle. It’s often the calm before the start of her busy day as a mother of four, wife, full-time national partnership manager and popular mommy blogger. The walk is also one of things she does to stay healthy for herself and her family. Langford and her husband Chance’s children range in age from 7 to 15. Three of the kids have an autoimmune condition and the fourth has Type 1 diabetes...

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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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Vaccinations Keep You and Your Family Safe

Posted on Sep 28th 2020 by Florida Blue

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It’s the time of year to get your kids back to school. It’s also the perfect time for annual checkups and to make sure they’re up to date on their vaccinations, regardless of whether they’re attending classes at school or from home. Concerns over COVID-19 may have kept you from getting annual exams, vaccines and other health care needs for you and your child. But now’s the time to get back on track with your health and the health of your children. Dr. Kelli Tice Wells said staying healthy...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Joins Florida Blue’s BlueSelect Network

Posted on Sep 24th 2020 by Florida Blue

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WESTON, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2020) – Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurance plan, has expanded its relationship with Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. Effective immediately, the hospital and its network of physicians and providers are part of Florida Blue’s BlueSelect network, providing its members with BlueSelect plans in-network access to the hospital ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area by U.S. News & World Report . The expanded relationship will provide BlueSelect...

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Here's What's Happening this October 2020

Posted on Sep 22nd 2020 by Florida Blue

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You can still enjoy your favorite Florida Blue events at home! As we adjust to our lives in these rapidly changing times, your health and the health of the communities we serve remains our top priority. That's why we've transitioned our Florida Blue Centers to virtual support, services and events. Getting Organized During COVID-19 Getting Organized During COVID-19: Adapting to the changes and managing your clutter without losing your marbles! Kathleen ""KB"" Bieke will share with attendees on...

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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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