Consider this when deciding whether to get your vaccinations: They aren’t just about you staying healthy. They’re also about protecting the people around you. And for most Florida Blue members, there’s no additional cost when you see an in-network provider. In fact, you may even receive a reward for getting some vaccinations, like a flu shot. To make it easier to keep your famil [...]

For Florida Blue members who buy individual or family plans on their own. Having the right health plan is important for you and your family. It helps you stay healthy and protects you when something unexpected happens. If you haven’t received your renewal package for 2020, you will soon. When you do, take the time to review your plan and premium and see if they match yo [...]

For Florida Blue members who buy individual or family plans on their own.   Living a healthy life is a reward itself. It lets you and your family be more active and live life to the fullest. But, wait. There’s more. Join the Better You Rewards program, where you can earn up to $100 toward your premium just by completing four courses in an online we [...]

Why Your BMI Matters

Posted on Sep 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

Most people can step on the bathroom scale and quickly decide if they’re happy with their weight. But there’s actually a better way to gauge if your weight is within a healthy range: body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. You and your doctor can determine if you need to lose or gain weight based on your height. Being overweight can lea [...]

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, is pleased to announce it has received a top honor from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a recipient of the NACD NXTTM award, wh [...]

A little planning can make a big difference to help you save money at the pharmacy. And two key people who can help you along that journey are your doctor and your pharmacist. For maintenance drugs, check with your doctor to see if you can use a generic for common health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. If so, you can get a three-month supply for $0 when you [...]

Don’t Get Scammed This Season

Posted on Sep 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

Older adults are the fastest-growing group of Americans to be victimized by identity fraud or internet schemes. In fact, one out of every 10 Americans who are 65 and older and living at home will be a victim of scam abuse, according to the United States Senate Committee on Aging. We all love a discount or a free product, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting a deal or being [...]

Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more includ [...]

Let’s get this out of the way first: If you’re having serious issues, such as severe chest pains, changes in mental status or sudden numbness or weakness, call 911 or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible. Any delay could be life-threatening. But for less-serious medical issues, you have options for when your primary care doctor isn’t available. Options that may save you time [...]

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? Or lost your car in a parking lot? Aging takes its toll on every part of the body, our brains included. As we age, some of our brain cells die and the volume of our brains actually shrinks a bit. These changes contribute to thinking and memory errors. At first, it may seem funny. And later, maybe a little scary. [...]

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