As Dr. Kelli Wells talked about the recent spate of fatal vibriosis cases, she clearly wasn’t overly concerned. In fact, her children were at the beach at the time. Wells, who is Florida Blue’s senior medica [...]

August 2nd is National Coloring Book Day, and did you know there are actual health benefits of coloring?   When you pick up a crayon coloring can bring joy and peace to your life.  [...]

Florida Blue is expanding its relationship with The Villages Health to include Florida Blue Medicare Advantage members. The Villages Health is a multi-specialty health care provider group primarily serving residents of The Villages community, one of the nation’s largest retirement communities. The expansion will allow The Villages Health to better serve the community and achieve its mis [...]

The National Park Service, or NPS, was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. [...]

The Orange County Library System has teamed up with the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue to offer free Magic tickets to students for a game next season. Youth ages 6-12 can score a pair of free tickets as part of the Summer Reading Program offered through the library. To qualify for the tickets, students must submit five b [...]

Looking to make the most of your Florida summer? With the warmer months come many outdoor activities. If you are planning to head out into the great outdoors, remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s how you can protect your skin this summer. Protecting yourself from the sun is particularly important for adults over age 65. According to the American Academy of De [...]

Have you heard that there are different kinds of care you can receive? Preventive and diagnostic screenings are two ways your doctor helps keep you healthy. Understanding the difference between the two might seem minor, but it’s a small detail that will help explain reasons you might need some care over others. So, what’s the difference? Preventive care is given when you are symptom-fre [...]

Annual health screenings are an important part of staying healthy, especially for adults over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, only 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 are up to date with clinical preventive services. These services allow your doctor to catch many health problems earlier when they are easier to treat. Your Flor [...]

Do you have questions about what your Florida Blue Medicare health plan covers? You can always call Member Services at the number shown on the back of your plan ID card, but you might already have the answer at your fingertips. Your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) is an important legal document that explains what’s covered and how much you pay with your BlueMedicare plan. We update the EOC [...]

No one enjoys going to the hospital. Having to go back there after coming home for a short time feels even worse. According to the United Health Foundation, almost 15 percent of adults age 65 and older are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of leaving. Planning a hospital visit soon, or know someone who is? Here’s some advice to help ease your next hospital visit and ensure you don’t end [...]

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