The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness   Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Aging, social rel [...]

When was the last time you had a colorectal screening? Regular screening can help find colon cancer early, when treatment is more effective. If you haven’t had a colorectal cancer screening recently, ask your doctor what colorectal cancer screening is right for you. You have options, and they are all available at no extra cost, ranging from colonoscopy to in-home screening kits. Don’t wait. Tal [...]

If you normally don’t get a flu shot, or you think the flu shot doesn’t work, keep this in mind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors different flu virus strains and works to make sure each year’s vaccine is the right one to protect you. Getting your annual flu shot is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. You can get your $0 flu sh [...]

Each year, one in three older adults experiences a fall. Falls can lead to serious injuries, so it’s important to prevent them. Use the following tips to stay safe: Remove electrical cords and loose items from walkways. Have your eyes checked at least once a year. Install handrails and grab bars near steps and in showers a [...]

On occasion, we call members to let you know about care and support services that can help you stay healthy and often save money. When we do call, you don’t have to simply trust what you see on your caller ID: We’ll tell you not only that it’s us but also why we’re calling before we ask for any personal information. [...]

Open Enrollment Period (OEP), is the designated period of time for individuals and families who purchase their own health coverage (not through an employer) to get a 2018 health insurance plan through the [...]

Note: If you have health coverage through Medicare or your employer, this announcement doesn’t affect you. There has been a lot of chatter recently in the news about government health care subsidies going away. If you buy your own Florida Blue insurance for yourself or your family, here’s what you need to know. Premium tax credits (subsidies) are not going away [...]

Are you planning on keeping your 2017 plan for next year, too? Read the top three questions to keep in mind [...]

In his free time, Orville Weir is a recording engineer who is passionate about producing music that is unique from anything anyone has ever heard. In his role as a Service Advocate in the Federal Employee Program (FEP), he’s equally passionate about creating a one-of-a-kind, positive experience for each and every [...]

Hurricane Irma was a record-breaking storm which dealt a stunning blow to nearly the entire state of Florida.  Millions of Florida residents and tourists took to the roads attempting to evacuate the monster storm.  Nerves became frazzled, and stress levels skyrocketed, as gasoline and non-perishable food became scarce, and even the most remote of back roads became clogged with evacuat [...]

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