We’ve been talking with Steven and Mia on their journey to understand more about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and signing up for a health plan. One big concern is the cost. Will they be eligible for a lower monthly payment through a tax credit or subsidy? Here’s the good news: Based on their income, they may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government [...]

We’re catching back up with Steven and Mia as they go down the path to getting a health plan for 2017. Mia is the one who usually does the research in the family. We let Mia know that we’re here to help her think through things and walk through her options as she is choosing a plan. And we do this at no extra cost.   These are some key things for Mia, or anyone who is looki [...]

We wanted to touch base with Steve and Mia for one last visit, to find out their next steps now that they enrolled in a Florida Blue plan. What can they expect to receive from Florida Blue? When do they get their health plan info and member ID cards? When and how should they start getting health care services? And where do they turn for answers to questions about their benefits and ways to save [...]

Like lots of people this fall, Steven and Mia want to sign up for a 2017 health plan. They don’t get health coverage through their jobs, and they know they need it for ‘the big stuff’. But where do they start? They turned to us and we had good news for them:  we had some straightforward facts to share, plus we’ve mapped out some easy steps for them to take. Come along for the ride. [...]

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and if you or a loved one is recovering from this or any other type of cancer, a strong support system can make all the difference. Here are four w [...]

Using Technology to Track Your Health

Posted on Oct 18th 2016 by

Here are a few tools to help you keep track of your health. You can use them by logging on to your member account on floridablue.com and click Health & Wellness and then the Care Programs tab to access these tools:  [...]

Superbugs have been all over the news in recent months. In Florida, we have some pretty giant bugs, but superbugs aren’t something we can see, which actually makes them more concerning. These bacteria are responsible for infecting more than 2 million people each year—and they are called superbugs because they can resist even the strongest antibiotics. [...]

The value of a tooth changes considerably as we mature. When we are children the value of a tooth is typically measured by how much the tooth fairy is willing to leave under our pillows. Many children work tirelessly to push, pull, and wiggle loose teeth out with the hope that they will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts.  In an interesting turn of event [...]

Looking for that perfect dish to make your Thanksgiving a little more festive? Try this recipe for sweet potatoes with cranberries from one of our Florida Blue nutritionists. Ingredients List [...]

Avoid Fall Risks This Fall

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Everyone falls now and then. But did you know that among older adults one out of every five falls can lead to a severe injury, like a broken bone or head injury? And when you fall once, you are much more likely to fall again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your environment can trip you up. Things that have n [...]

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