Florida Blue Medicare works closely with the Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) to make sure our members can find needed resources in their communities. FCOA President Dr. Christine Cauffield wrote this message about the effects of social isolation on older adults and what to do to combat it.  Social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality in older ad [...]

Now more than ever, it is critical that you continue to make your health and wellbeing a top priority. As the state continues to reopen and we adjust to our “new normal,” remember there are ways to receive the care you need safely. Log in to My Health Link (your member account) at floridablue.com/medicare. Check your health and wellness reminders. See if you have any op [...]

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more doctors than ever are offering telehealth visits. Florida Blue Medicare members now also have virtual visits through Teladoc®, at no extra cost to you. But if you’ve always gone in person to see your doctor, switching to a virtual telehealth visit may sound a little intimidating. And you may wonder if you’re getting the same qu [...]

Summertime and grilling are synonymous with summertime memories, celebrated with family and friends. Nothing stirs up nostalgia quite as efficiently as a barbecue, they are a great way to enjoy time with your family in the backyard or at a local park. But safety is paramount when enjoying the grill, so here are some tips to have a healthy and safe cookout. Remember that social dista [...]

Firework Safety Tips

Posted on Jun 25th 2020 by Florida Blue

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.   Happy Fourth of July! We hope y [...]

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care; Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer; and Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Florida Blue, today announced $25 million in investments over five years to organizations focused on diversity and inclusion and health equity in the com [...]

Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced today additional actions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: For Commercial Fully Insured Employer Group Health Plans: One-Month Reduction in Premium: Fully insured employer group customers will be provided a 15% reduction in premium costs to be app [...]

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 [...]

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