Busting Myths About Flu Shots

Posted on Feb 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself, your community and those you love from the flu. However, many people avoid getting the vaccine because they’ve heard incorrect information about it. Here’s a look at myths and facts about the flu shot.   [...]

This is your mother’s flu shot. And your grandma’s. And your partner’s. And your preschooler’s. And your college student’s. The truth is, when you get the flu vaccine, you’re protecting everyone around you. Everyone you love, all your neighbors, even the bagger at the grocery checkout line. The CDC reports that last winter we lost 80, [...]

We’ve made exciting changes to our 2019 HealthyBlue Rewards & Loyalty Program. You still get rewarded for getting the care you need. Why not get a little more for doing it? It’s our way of saying “thanks” for taking care of your health. HealthyBlue is a rewards and loyalty program focused on keeping BlueMedicareSM [...]

The best way to avoid surprises at the pharmacy is to know what your plan covers. You can find that information in your plan’s formulary (list of covered drugs). We mail you a new list of covered drugs each year. Log in to your member account at floridablue.com/medicare to find your drug list. Or fi [...]

Are you eating too much sugar? Even if you skip the cookie aisle at the store and say no to sugary drinks, chances are, your diet probably includes more sugar thank you think. At most, adults should only get about 10 percent of their calories from added sugar, according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  [...]

Florida Blue is committed to helping people and communities achieve better health – this mission leads my work and encouraged me to find outlets to use my passion for education to encourage Floridians to achieve a better life. My parents, educators and extended family all mentored. They taught me as a young girl that education is something no one can ever take away from you. It is one of t [...]

February means candy hearts and Cupid’s arrows, but what if your sweetheart is driving you crazy? Whether you’re single, dating or promising forever, all relationships take work. Here are some tips on being a better communicator when things get complicated. First, understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings is not only beneficial for your mental health, but also a way to engage i [...]

Hurricane Michael Impacts

Posted on Feb 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

If you need an individual or family plan and you weren’t able to enroll in a 2019 health plan because of the hurricane, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period until February 16. Counties eligible for this extended SEP include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, Jefferson, Suwannee, Madison and Hamilton. [...]

Using Your New Medicare Card

Posted on Feb 10th 2019 by Anne Ebright

As we shared on our Florida Blue blog last November, you may soon receive a new red, white and blue Medicare card. Medicare wants to help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity. Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as [...]

Celebrate With Us

Posted on Jan 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

We’re thankful that you’re part of the Florida Blue family! To show our appreciation, we’re hosting events at Florida Blue Centers across the state on February 9 with food, fun, giveaways and more. Our Center staff is excited to meet you and tell you all that’s available to you there. There’s no cost to attend, and you can bring friends and family along. [...]

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