Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced it is more than tripling its COVID-19 community investments to over $7 million. In March, the insurer provided an initial $2 million to organizations across the state to address urgent health and safety needs. Florida Blue will invest an additional $2.5 million to provide access to testing and health care, food security and other essen [...]

Last Monday, we observed Memorial Day, the holiday when Americans honor the men and women who have died defending our country’s ideals serving in the U.S. military. And last Monday, George Floyd’s tragic, shocking death reminded us all that our country has a long way to go before its central promise of equality becomes reality. Last week and all weekend, the country reeled in pain and protest a [...]

We know times are challenging. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no more important time to have the right health plan to keep you and your family healthy. Countless businesses in Florida have closed te [...]

Shortly after Dr. Deborah Stewart finished a webinar about high blood pressure, a note from a viewer popped in. The man said his blood pressure was 154 over 89, and he was already on the highest dosage allowed for his medication. But he wasn’t going to see his doctor because he was concerned about being exposed to COVID-19. That’s a dangerous approach, said Stewart, senior regional medi [...]

We recognize many of our friends and neighbors in Florida are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help lessen the burden. That’s why we’ve created more opportunities that can help you with premium payments and health care costs. [...]

Kathy’s mom had been sick for a while, but Kathy was starting to see major changes in her mom’s health. She knew she needed some guidance but wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do next. What were her mom’s wishes? And how could Kathy make sure those wishes were aligned with the health care her mom would need? Kathy isn’t alone. According to a 2019 analysis by the [...]

Posted on May 16th 2020 by Florida Blue

In recent weeks, levels of awareness have sparked conversations regarding racial inequality and injustice in our country. Although these conversations may not be comfortable, they are necessary for the growth, healing, and progress of our country. Last Friday, the Guidewell Community, ASPIRE, presented a segment of Living While Black – The Impact of Racial Trauma. We are pleased to pres [...]

Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, today announced additional actions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support: Premium Pa [...]

Throughout the GuideWell enterprise, there are many nurses in many different roles. National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of nursing founder Florence Nightingale, is an exciting opportunity for our company to recognize the significant contributions of nurses in our organization. Recently, we caught up with a few nurses to hear more about how [...]

Home Workouts Designed For You

Posted on May 11th 2020 by Florida Blue

So what do you do if you want to keep up an exercise routine but you can’t go to the gym? And if it’s getting too hot to take walks in the middle of the day? Luckily, SilverSneakers® has an answer. All our Medicare Advantage plans include membership in SilverSneakers. Typically, that means you get access to thousands of gyms across the country at no extra cost to you. But when you need [...]

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