Shortly after Dr. Deborah Stewart finished a webinar about high blood pressure, a note from a viewer popped in. The man said his blood pressure was 154 over 89, and he was already on the highest dosage allowed for his medication. But he wasn’t going to see his doctor because he was concerned about being exposed to COVID-19. That’s a dangerous approach, said Stewart, senior regional medi [...]

We recognize many of our friends and neighbors in Florida are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help lessen the burden. That’s why we’ve created more opportunities that can help you with premium payments and health care costs. [...]

Kathy’s mom had been sick for a while, but Kathy was starting to see major changes in her mom’s health. She knew she needed some guidance but wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do next. What were her mom’s wishes? And how could Kathy make sure those wishes were aligned with the health care her mom would need? Kathy isn’t alone. According to a 2019 analysis by the [...]

Posted on May 16th 2020 by Florida Blue

In recent weeks, levels of awareness have sparked conversations regarding racial inequality and injustice in our country. Although these conversations may not be comfortable, they are necessary for the growth, healing, and progress of our country. Last Friday, the Guidewell Community, ASPIRE, presented a segment of Living While Black – The Impact of Racial Trauma. We are pleased to pres [...]

Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, today announced additional actions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support: Premium Pa [...]

Throughout the GuideWell enterprise, there are many nurses in many different roles. National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of nursing founder Florence Nightingale, is an exciting opportunity for our company to recognize the significant contributions of nurses in our organization. Recently, we caught up with a few nurses to hear more about how [...]

Home Workouts Designed For You

Posted on May 11th 2020 by Florida Blue

So what do you do if you want to keep up an exercise routine but you can’t go to the gym? And if it’s getting too hot to take walks in the middle of the day? Luckily, SilverSneakers® has an answer. All our Medicare Advantage plans include membership in SilverSneakers. Typically, that means you get access to thousands of gyms across the country at no extra cost to you. But when you need [...]

This information is for Florida Blue Medicare members. Click here to get COVID-19 information for other Florida Blue members. Your health and the health of the communities we serve is our top priority. As we [...]

Transitioning from hospital to home can be challenging, especially during a health crisis. Use these tips to help you stay at home and out of the hospital. There’s a lot of uncertainty and change right now because of the coronavirus spread. With hospitals seeing increasing numbers of patients due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever that you stay home and stay safe. [...]

Taking care of a loved one with special health needs was a tough job before the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and isolated as you try to take care of yourself, your family and the loved one who depends on you. You aren’t alone. In fact, as the coronavirus spreads, the number of people caring for sick loved ones at home will l [...]

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