Health Science students at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) can now receive critical hands-on experience in a new simulated hospital thanks to a grant from Florida Blue. The Florida Blue Simulation Lab is a replica of multiple hospital settings including emergency rooms, pediatrics, intensive care and obstetrics. The lab is part of the new Patel Allied Health building being unveiled later t [...]

A woman and her 29-year-old son walked into a Florida Blue Center looking for a health insurance plan to better serve his needs for a rare condition he’s had since he was 2. They left the Tallahassee center with life-changing help. Tumors have been growing throughout the man’s body for 27 years. His premiums and prescription costs with a plan from another company were high. Plus [...]

“New year, new you” doesn’t have to be a cliché. Let it be your mantra for 2020. Your Florida Blue plan and the community of care we offer can help you get there. Here are five key things to do to use your plan to its fullest. Set up your member account If you’re new to Florida Blue, you have to [...]

Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or hope to crush your personal and professional goals in 2020, you are capable of staying track with the right focus and commitment. Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot:  Be willing to take baby steps. If you decide to make big changes too quickly, you can derail your goals for behavior change. Small successes [...]

Suffering from foot infections, open sores, diabetic ulcers or other painful conditions? Don’t get soaked by the latest therapy scheme. Medicare recently warned against using prescription antibiotics or antifungal drugs in foot baths. It says these treatments are ineffective. In some cases, a prescription foot bath may e [...]

Florida’s first flu-related deaths for the 2019-20 season were three children who had not been vaccinated. None of them had other health issues that contributed to their deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. A simple flu shot might have saved their lives. Their deaths come at a time when flu cases are on the rise in Florida. Outbreaks are more widespread at this [...]

(This blog is for consumers who enrolled in an individual or family health plan for 2021 coverage. If you get coverage through your job, this doesn’t apply.)   If you’re new to Florida Blue or if you’re coming back to us after having a different plan, welcome to our family. There’s one important step to take now so you can start using your benefits on Jan. [...]

Learning to build healthy habits can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. But there’s no need to go it alone. Our revamped Better You Strides online health and wellness program can help lead you down the path to healthier habits. Ones that can help make 2020 a great year. The journey begins with you completing a personal health assessment, which takes about 15 [...]

Pay Your Bill Your Way

Posted on Dec 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Paying your bill on time is the best way to make sure you have the coverage you need—when you need it. We have lots of options; pick the one that’s best for you! These particular ways to pay are specific to Florida Blue members under the age of 65 years who purchased a health plan on their own. If you bought your plan through your employer, ask your HR representative for details about ways to p [...]

You may have seen some news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week. Here’s what it means to you. In short, there are no changes right now. The court decision won’t affect your 2019 or 2020 Florida Blue health plan. If you’ve signed up for a new plan for next year, you can still look forward to using all the benefi [...]

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