Ever have the good fortune of making a decision and not realizing the consequences would be far-reaching, unexpectedly positive, and life-affirming? Julie Engelien is one such lucky individual, and she is the second Blue Community Champion of the Year we are featuring in our series. Julie works in our National Accounts area and has been with Florida Blue for nearly 20 years.  She was recognized f [...]

We’d like to take a moment to recognize this real-life superwoman. Not only is she the mother of four children, but she’s also been a Human Resources representative for nearly 19 years. Can’t imagine taking on even more responsibility? She also volunteers and mentors at-risk school children. According to Janice Connelly, the time was simply right for her to become involved in a Pensacola-area sch [...]

The Miami Heat are giants on the court, but did you know they're heroes off it? Florida Blue has enjoyed a long relationship with The Heat, and support their community outreach efforts including teaching kids how to swim and be water safe. This year we were honored to help them open their ninth [...]

I read an article recently and it prompted me to do something funny at my desk: I held my right arm out to the side, twisted it as far as it would go, and had a good look at my skin on the underside. Yep, it was several shades paler than the topside, it was nice and smooth (working on the "t [...]

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be highlighting some of the people doing great work in Florida’s communities that make us #FloridaProud. To share your stories of people and organizations that make you Florida Proud, write a comment o [...]

#FloridaProud

Posted on May 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

At Florida Blue, we’re inspired by the work that our neighbors (like you!) do in local communities. From mentoring children, to working with at-risk families and providing care for those in need, we admire the commitment you show in your community every day. These actions make us #FloridaProud. We are #FloridaProud about the organizations we’re featuring in this week’s blog. But we want to hear f [...]

What Moves Us

Posted on May 18th 2012 by Florida Blue

How do Florida Blue employees pursue their health? The social media team had an opportunity to ask just that at the recent Diversity Expo, part of a larger Diversity Conference held at the Jacksonville campus each year. Each employee had a unique answer to the question “What do you do in the pursuit of health?” [...]

Sunny Day - #FloridaProud

Posted on May 11th 2012 by Florida Blue

When we were planning our latest television commercial, we started to think about not just what we do, but what we believe in.  Like all members of Florida’s communities, we’re proud of where we come from and we’re even prouder of the people we work with. Over the next few weeks, check back here for information about innovative nonprofit organizations we think are making a real difference in the [...]

There’s more than one way to work out, and for those looking for a more intense exercise routine, CrossFit might be a solution. Founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, CrossFit has gained a large following with over 3,000 affiliated gyms in the US and worldwide. Due to its word-of-mouth popularity, Reebok has been sponsoring the CrossFit Games since 2007 to see w [...]

Florida may be better known for its beaches and golf courses, but it’s also a runners’ paradise. Walt Disney World held the seventh largest marathon in the US in 2011, according to Running USA’s 2011 Annual Marathon Report.  Further, the state was home to two of the world’s biggest half-marathons in the same year. For Floridians ye [...]

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