Feeling sick one day, Manuela Salomon stopped by a Florida Blue Center near where she lives in Fort Myers. A nurse practitioner at the center checked her weight, blood pressure and blood sugar. It turned out that her blood sugar levels were a little high. “They talked to me about what to do about it. I didn’t go back to the center for a few months. But one day, I was feeling a l [...]

It’s spring—time to pack away the sweaters, clean your closets and make an appointment with your doctor for your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Why? Even if you just saw your doctor for a cold in December, it’s important to have an Annual Wellness Visit. Your Annual Wellness Visit is different from other visits you have with your doctor when you are sick. It’s your time to meet one-on- [...]

Stephanie Westerman, Program Manager, Enterprise Learning & Delivery, has a passion. Her true desire is to be more engaged in Down syndrome advocacy and make a difference for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And that passion came to her in the most unexpected way – with the birth of her daughter. Here’s how her story, her passion, began. Step [...]

We feel very fortunate to serve the residents of the beautiful state of Florida. In South Florida, Florida Blue employees engage in numerous charitable programs and volunteer days of giving. [...]

Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Community Health Symposium on April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The 2017 event, Creating a Culture of Health, features sessions, roundtable discussions, professional development and networking opp [...]

GuideWell Source’s Tom Anderson is more than just the chair of this year's Jacksonville JDRF One Walk, he’s a prime example of the organization’s positive impact on those living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Anderson, who serves as Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary for GuideWell Source, the parent company to the government administrative and claims processin [...]

We recently sent letters to some Florida Blue members whose provider is part of the VitalMD group, letting them know that their doctor may not be in their health plan’s network after March 31. We know that this is disappointing news, and we want to be sure that it’s clear what is happening right now. Our goal is to make sure our members have easy access to quality care [...]

Change in a Heartbeat

Posted on Feb 27th 2017 by Betsy Appelsies

“The doctor would like to see you in the consultation area.” Hearing those words last week at Florida Hospital Orlando made my stomach drop. My husband, Gary, had been in for a routine [...]

Did you know President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February would be known as American Heart month back in 1964? We’ve come a long way, but heart disease and stroke are still leading causes of death in the U.S. for both men and women. Now is a great time to learn how to keep your heart healthy so you can celebrate all o [...]

In February 2007 we turned heads in the health care industry by introducing the first Florida Blue Retail Center, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. It was something the market had never seen before: a stand-alone store for health insurance. At a time when more and more consumers were starting to shop on the Internet, committing to brick-and-mortar was a bold and, perhaps, risky [...]

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