In 10th grade in St. Augustine, I was just coming into my own as a student-athlete. I was in Mr. Andrews’ math class, and it was full of seniors and juniors. They were all athletes, and as a 10th-grader I was absolutely terrified. But Mr. Andrews made it so easy for me to build a relationship with all those students. Together as a class we laughed, we had a great time learning, and at t [...]

Have questions about what screenings and tests you need to take care of your health this year? Florida Blue wants to make it as easy as possible for our Medicare Advantage members to get the care they need. Getting preventive screenings and tests each year helps your doctor understand what’s going on with your health. These screenings also can detect health problems early, when they are [...]

As we shared on our Florida Blue blog last November, you may soon receive a new red, white and blue Medicare card. Medicare wants to help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity. Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as [...]

How To Be a Healthy Vegan

Posted on Apr 27th 2018 by Florida Blue

Have you thought about trying a plant-based diet? Being a vegan means you abstain from all animal products (including meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs and even honey). Studies have linked vegan diets to lower rates of heart disease and stress. The key to eating healthy on a vegan diet is planning. Planning is crucial so you don’t miss out on essential nutrients or end up eating too many [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Advanced Nutrition Series Join us for a 3 week series on advanced nutrition topics! Learn about the connection between food and cancer prevention, [...]

I discovered my love of learning in fifth grade thanks to Mrs. McCoy. I was a student at the Douglas Anderson School in Jacksonville. Back then, first through 12th grade were housed in the same school. My teachers during my first four years of school were very strict and stern in their approach, but Mrs. McCoy was completely different. She was more nurturing, loving, and positive in her [...]

There are more reasons you need your Annual Wellness Visit than you think. You’re healthy, in good shape and the type who never gets sick. You don’t need to see the doctor every year then, right? Not so fast. Checking in with your doctor regularly is important, even if you’re healthy. Here are a few reasons you don’t want to skip your Annual Wellness Visit. To set a base [...]

How Insurance Works

Posted on Apr 16th 2018 by Florida Blue

Your health insurance plan protects you from the unexpected: when you get sick or have to go to the hospital. Plus, it covers certain benefits that help you stay healthy--like a yearly checkup and covered routine screenings and labwork. Watch this video to learn the basics. [...]

Did you know urgent care  centers can usually save time and money on care for minor illnesses and injuries? In a real emergency, always go the nearest ER and you’re covered.   [...]

When was the last time you logged into your member account, searched for a doctor online or Googled a disease? Today? A week ago? Or maybe, never? If you’re a tech novice who prefers pen and paper to emails and texts, this article has tips and tricks to help you use your member account and get the most out of your Medicare health plan. And if you are a pro who eats, sleeps and breathes [...]

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