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 [...]

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 [...]

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