The best way to avoid surprises at the pharmacy is to know what your plan covers. You can find that information in your plan’s formulary (list of covered drugs). We mail you a new list of covered drugs each year. Log in to your member account at floridablue.com/medicare to find your drug list. Or fi [...]

Are you eating too much sugar? Even if you skip the cookie aisle at the store and say no to sugary drinks, chances are, your diet probably includes more sugar thank you think. At most, adults should only get about 10 percent of their calories from added sugar, according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  [...]

Florida Blue is committed to helping people and communities achieve better health – this mission leads my work and encouraged me to find outlets to use my passion for education to encourage Floridians to achieve a better life. My parents, educators and extended family all mentored. They taught me as a young girl that education is something no one can ever take away from you. It is one of t [...]

February means candy hearts and Cupid’s arrows, but what if your sweetheart is driving you crazy? Whether you’re single, dating or promising forever, all relationships take work. Here are some tips on being a better communicator when things get complicated. First, understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings is not only beneficial for your mental health, but also a way to engage i [...]

Hurricane Michael Impacts

Posted on Feb 11th 2019 by Florida Blue

If you need an individual or family plan and you weren’t able to enroll in a 2019 health plan because of the hurricane, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period until February 16. Counties eligible for this extended SEP include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, Okaloosa, Walton, Jefferson, Suwannee, Madison and Hamilton. [...]

Using Your New Medicare Card

Posted on Feb 10th 2019 by Anne Ebright

As we shared on our Florida Blue blog last November, you may soon receive a new red, white and blue Medicare card. Medicare wants to help keep your information more secure and help protect your identity. Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as [...]

Celebrate With Us

Posted on Jan 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

We’re thankful that you’re part of the Florida Blue family! To show our appreciation, we’re hosting events at Florida Blue Centers across the state on February 9 with food, fun, giveaways and more. Our Center staff is excited to meet you and tell you all that’s available to you there. There’s no cost to attend, and you can bring friends and family along. [...]

What is an Advance Directive?

Posted on Jan 28th 2019 by Anne Ebright

What if something happens where you can’t make decisions about your medical care? Do your family and loved ones know your wishes? It’s a topic everyone thinks about, but many avoid doing something about. You may think end-of-life planning is just for older adults, or for those living with an ongoing health condition. The [...]

You deserve high quality service and care you can trust. We're here to help make sure that happens. To do this, we review requests for certain medical and pharmacy services. You may have heard this process referred to as making “Coverage Decisions.” We call medical requests “Organizational De [...]

If you became incapacitated and could not make decisions about your medical care, would your loved ones know what to do?  Florida Blue is proud to support the state’s initiative to educate Floridians of all ages on the need for health care advance directives. You have probably heard stories about the heartbreaking conflicts and challenges that arise among family member [...]

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