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 [...]

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 [...]

At Florida Blue, we care deeply about our friends and neighbors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Nate. See below for important information that may be helpful to you as you prepare for the storm. Important Information for Our Members If you need a refill on medicine: ·       Don’t get caught witho [...]

It’s time for your yearly checkup … Do you cringe just thinking of your doctor asking you about getting your colonoscopy?  If you answered yes, then keep reading to learn about other tests which are not so invasive. Colonoscopy (Inspection of the bowel using a long, flexible telescopic camera): A colonoscopy i [...]

There is so much information out there regarding the flu shot, and you see signs all over the place promoting “free flu shots” … but are they right for your children?  In a nutshell, I believe the answer is YES!! We all have stories about our children’s first month in daycare or kindergarten … how many of them broug [...]

There are a growing number of people visiting the emergency room for long overdue dental care. According to Federal data reported by the American Dental Association, emergency room visits for dental related  problems increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012 (ADA [...]

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