Your blood pressure is high. Your cholesterol is through the roof. Concerned, your family doctor refers you to a cardiologist. You’re worried, so you call the office to make an appointment as soon as you get home. Their next open appointment is in two months. You call your doctor back and get another name to try—only to learn that office has a three-month wait. This is a problem [...]

Think you know everything about your medications? You may not. From when to take your medications to where you keep them, there’s a lot to know about your drugs. Your medications can interact with each other and even with your vitamins and supplements. And where you store your prescriptions can sometimes make them less effective. We’ve gathered some advice from pharmacists here to help you get [...]

Nationally known speakers will address how communities can work to overcome hunger, poverty, hate, the opioid drug crisis and other problems at the Florida Blue Foundation’s “Big Issues in Health” Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards. The annual event will take place May 3-4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Pat Geraghty, CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue, will re [...]

What’s better than taking care of yourself? Taking care of yourself and getting rewarded for it. Through HealthyBlue*, you can earn gift cards for getting the tests and services you need. It’s easy. All you have to do is sign up and find out what screenings and services you need this year. *Note: Plans eligible for HealthyBlue Rewards include Blue [...]

If you purchased your Florida Blue health plan on your own or through your employer, we've developed a series of articles to help you get the most out of it. Paying Your Bill Getting Your $0 Wellness Checkup [...]

If you’ve ever watched the Tampa Bay Lightning play, you know what it feels like the moment the players rush onto the ice for the first time. The Tesla coil buzzes overhead, and tens of thousands of fans roar with excitement. It makes me feel alive to be part of that experience—to be connected to other people toward a common goal of cheering our team on to victory [...]

For Florida Blue members with health coverage through their employer Want to improve your health but don’t know where to start? Register for Better You Strides, Florida Blue’s online wellness program, to get a personal plan to better health. Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, creates a Personal Health [...]

With the Florida Blue mobile app, you can: Find doctors Get ID cards Check benefits and claims Compare medical costs Set notification preferences Make a payment Access member discounts And so much more! Click here [...]

Diets come and go, and habits aren’t made in a day. If you’re trying to eat better, start where you are. Make small changes you can stick with, and before you know it you’ll notice you’ve made healthy eating a lifestyle! •Eat a healthy breakfast that includes protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat. Try plain Greek yogurt with berries and chopped nuts or whole grain cere [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Community Partner Day Join us to learn more about community partnerships that you can use as a local resource or even volunteer your time. The mont [...]

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