You may be tempted to brave the crowded airports with others who are flying to see family or friends for the winter holidays. Or you may have been invited to celebrate locally with some friends you haven’t seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began. [...]

By now, many of us are starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. Those promises we make to ourselves each year but often abandon them after a couple of months or so. That [...]

Before Kevin Kenney got to know Margaret Lynn Duggar, he got to witness her influence. And it was an impressive sight. Kenney watched as people approached Duggar with such reverence and respect at the 2019 Florida Council on Aging annual conference. “It was like meeting the pope,” said Kenney, a vice president for Florida Blue Medicare, which partners wit [...]

For most of the year, people have been feeling the pressure of the life that COVID-19 has brought. Months of staying in our homes, which have doubled as offices for our work and classrooms for our kids. We’ve leaned heavily on technology like Zoom to be able to see our family and friends, but it’s not the same as a hug or a handshake. And we’ve felt it. Some more than others. We’ve been [...]

Learn about your Florida Blue Medicare Advantage plan and feel confident using your coverage through our 2021 virtual member events. Starting in January 2021 and continuing through March, we’ll offer a variety of webinars on topics of interest to you. Here’s what you can expect: For 2021, we will hold our member welcome webinars <Janu [...]

Starting college in 2020 has been odd for our daughter, Mia, and thousands of other freshmen. Only two of her classes met in person, yet that was more than any of my friends' kids had, with most of their classes online. Masks were required everywhere on campus, inside and out. She never even met her dorm RA in person - they were only allowed to do Zoom meetings. No social gatherings in the dorm [...]

If you have a chronic health condition, having medications delivered to your home gives you one less thing to worry about and one less trip to the pharmacy.  That’s why our members have the option of having their maintenance medications—those taken for ongoing conditions—delivered right to their door. It’s safe, convenient and saves money on automated refills and renewals for 90-da [...]

Some say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not for you. Because it’s also the season for gift giving. Bah humbug! But you’re no Scrooge. You actually enjoy giving gifts. What you don’t look forward to is figuring out what to get for the special people on your list. Has your holiday gift shopping fallen victim to procrastination? Are your loved ones tired of [...]

The word “holiday” is a noun or verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a day of festivity or celebration when no work is done.” Can you imagine that during the holidays, one could really get by without doing any work? I know from experience that lots of work is being done to ensure plenty of days of festivity. As a culinary professional, the holidays are often the busiest time of [...]

The cascade of holidays at the end of the year sometimes make it hard to finish the year on a healthy note, with so many parties, celebrations and delicious food. If you make it through Thanksgiving without an extra pound or two, that’s a good start. But the month or so that follows can test your willpower and your waistline. The annual holiday-palooza starts Dec. 10, with the first day [...]

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