My Great American Smokeout

Posted on Dec 11th 2012 by John Padgett

I’m sure that most of you have heard of the Great American Smokeout. If you haven’t, it’s an event held every November, and it’s designed to give smokers a special day to consider kicking the habit. I don’t want to spend too much time talking about the serious health risks and the high cost [...]

There’s loyalty, and then there’s absolute loyalty. Jerry Roden, a private attorney from Vero Beach who practices in Fort Pierce, Florida, has been a Florida Blue member since 1991. As his career evolved and he married Cindy, an etiquette consultant, and fathered his son Brice, now thirteen, Jerry always wanted the stability and confidence of keeping Florida Blue as his carrier. [...]

It’s December and that means that the holidays are upon us and the year is almost over.  For most of us, this means tax season is right around the corner. Whether you do your taxes early or wait until the last minute, there are some new changes to the Claims & Statements area when you log in at floridablue.com [...]

You could win a $25 gift card and 25-minute massage on 12/15 from 11am to 2pm. We know the holidays can be a crazy time, but we’re always here to help. That’s why we’ve put together an extra-special Twitter contest just for you. On the week leading up to 12/15, we’ll be sending out tweets asking people for fun responses about their holiday stress relief. All you have to do is respond wit [...]

My Migration is Nearly Over

Posted on Nov 14th 2012 by Florida Blue

[Editor's note: This post was guest-authored by Stella the Whale, a life-size mural of an Atlantic right whale painted by the artist Wyland. The Wyland Foundation organized her 700-mile migration which has taken her to schools across the state in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment, s [...]

In residency, as I was studying to become a doctor, I clearly remember one of my instructors referring to diabetes as a “metabolic cancer.” She said that the disease ravaged the body like a cancer, destroying the eyes, limbs, kidneys and in fact, every organ in the body. She said that she had to choose  between Hodgkin’s disease (a cancer of the immune system) or diabetes, she would choose Hodgkin [...]

From the Legacy Walk, to lacing up my cleats, my Florida Blue Florida Classic experience was definitely a unique one. Most historically black college and university (HBCU) football games have no more than 10,000 fans in attendance. [...]

Some of us respond to a calling to teach, others to minister to needs, and still more to serve their country. Here in our Jacksonville headquarters, we are honored to work and live among military veterans, active duty personnel and the countless families and friends who support them. So much of our culture is influenced by their courage and sacrifice. That is why we are proud to be the presenting [...]

Halfway there!

Posted on Nov 6th 2012 by Florida Blue

Editor's note: This article was contributed by guest author, Stella the Whale, an Atlantic right whale mural that is the centerpiece of a Wyland Foundation project. This program will teach children about the importance of their own health and the health of the environment. For a whale like me, migration is a way of life. It's [...]

Make Your Day Easier

Posted on Nov 5th 2012 by John Padgett

Whether you’re a mechanic,  a teacher or a mom, you probably find yourself using all kinds of tools to get through your day. A tool can be as simple as a screwdriver or as complex as a car. Simply put, a tool is something that helps us get the job done and if you’ve ever found yourself in need of a tool to help with your Florida Blue plan, then you’ll relate to my story. A few weeks ago, I found [...]

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