Coping With Change

Posted on Feb 14th 2020 by Florida Blue

Experiencing change as we get older is inevitable. Sometimes, even small events can throw us off course throughout our day-to-day lives. Major changes, such as retiring or the death of a spouse or friend, can ripple through all aspects of your life. Whether positive or negative, change can be hard. [...]

It’s February – the season for love notes, flowers and heart-shaped chocolates. Maybe that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or maybe it makes you want to fast-forward to March. Instead of putting pressure on your significant other or your relationship status, try treating yourself to some self-compassion this month. Be kind to yourself. Show yourself the same e [...]

Early in my career, a coworker looked at me and said,” You are a very negative person.” My initial reaction was to feel a bit hurt, but something in me recognized some truth. Whenever I saw someone, I immediately and instinctively found something negative. There were things said about me and to me as a child that formed a negative frame of mind. I’m pretty sure that negativity started w [...]

As the region’s leader in hunger relief, Feeding Tampa Bay has made a strong commitment to ending hunger by 2025, and Florida Blue has reaffirmed its support of that vision by investing $750,000 in three major initiatives to provide acce [...]

You’ve probably heard a lot about the recent outbreak of a virus in China. About 20,700 cases and over 425 deaths have been reported in the five weeks since the first person was diagnosed there in late December. About 99 percent of the reported cases are in China and all but one of the deaths occurred there, as well. Click [...]

Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, announced that it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Florida Blue joins the ranks of more than 680 major U.S. b [...]

Life can get hectic juggling your job, family and other obligations. Before you know it, you’re skipping breakfast because you’re late for work, grabbing fast-food for dinner after your child’s soccer game and passing on exercising in the evening because you’re too tired. You tell yourself you’ll cook a healthy dinner and make time to exercise tomorrow. But that doesn’t always happen. B [...]

Getting the right care starts with finding the right doctor. Based on feedback from members like you, we have just added new features in our online provider directory, making it easy for you to find a doctor that best fits your needs. The directory [...]

There are many non-medical factors that can have an impact on an individual’s overall health. As a result, it requires Florida Blue to take a more holistic approach—to go beyond traditional medicine—to help our members achieve better health. I recently sat down with Dr. Kelli Wells, Sr. Medical Director at Florida Blue, to talk more about these non-medical factors, known as social determinants [...]

When I think of the strawberry, I am reminded of a quote by William Allen Butler: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, than a strawberry, doubtless God never did.”  Webster’s dictionary defines a strawberry as a small red fruit. I would add that even though it is small in size, it is large in flavor. Strawberries are grown throughout [...]

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