A little hope can change lives. It can build trust, excitement and resiliency. It can lead to a healthier future for generations to come. Florida Blue is planting those seeds of hope through Growing Resilient Communities, a philanthropic initiative to break the cycle of generational poverty in five ZIP codes in four cities: Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Presi [...]

Nearing my 39th birthday, I found a lump in my right breast while doing my monthly self-breast check. I immediately scheduled an appointment with my primary care doctor. [...]

As Michael and Heather Daniels made their way down the street to their Deerfield Beach home, they knew they were heading into a life-changing moment. One that was a way to help honor them for their service. Both are heroes in their own right. Michael joined the Marine Corps shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He served two tours in Iraq, including in the initial invasion into [...]

Florida Blue is supporting residents of Surfside and the South Florida community in several ways after last week’s heartbreaking building collapse. “The Surfside community suffered an unimaginable tragedy on [...]

One way to live your best life is by taking charge of your health. That’s true whether you have a chronic health condition, a sudden illness or if you need help sorting all of life’s challenges. We know feeling unwell doesn’t just happen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., so why should health care? With these three online health and wellness programs, it doesn’t have to be. Take [...]

When Sharon’s* phone rang, she wasn’t expecting the voice she heard on the other end. Sharon, a 54-year-old Florida Blue member, was in the hospital with COVID-19, disconnected from friends and family, and experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Doctors and nurses were in and out of Sharon’s room, but that didn’t provide much in the way of companionship. One phone cal [...]

We all want to get back to the things we’ve missed since COVID-19 stormed into our lives last year. That could be just a shot or two away for you. The cost for the COVID-19 vaccine is $0 for most Florida Blue members.* And those who buy insurance on their own or get it through their job may receive a $10 reward** through Better You Strides for getting vaccinated this year [...]

For many Americans, stress and anxiety levels have grown exponentially since the onset of the global pandemic. No one is immune to these challenges, not even professional athletes. This week in particular has been a stressful one for [...]

What makes people healthy? Is it the food we eat, getting enough rest, medicine when we’re sick? Or does health require more—a network of loving relationships, knowing where your next meal is coming from, mental health care to navigate stress and sadness when life gives you its worst. Florida is filled with organizations that work towards keeping us healthy by tending to the social fabr [...]

When COVID-19 made its way to Florida last year, there were a lot of unknowns. The symptoms changed often in the early weeks and months after the virus arrived here in March 2020. It was unclear why some people were more susceptible to the virus than others. And there wouldn’t be a vaccine for another nine months. So much uncertainty naturally led to frustration, concern and eve [...]