Florida’s first flu-related deaths for the 2019-20 season were three children who had not been vaccinated. None of them had other health issues that contributed to their deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. A simple flu shot might have saved their lives. Their deaths come at a time when flu cases are on the rise in Florida. Outbreaks are more widespread at this [...]

(This blog is for consumers who enrolled in an individual or family health plan for 2020 coverage. If you get coverage through your job, this doesn’t apply.)   If you’re new to Florida Blue for 2020, or if you’re coming back to us after having a different plan in 2019, welcome to the Florida Blue family. There’s one important step to take now so you can sta [...]

Learning to build healthy habits can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. But there’s no need to go it alone. Our revamped Better You Strides online health and wellness program can help lead you down the path to healthier habits. Ones that can help make 2020 a great year. The journey begins with you completing a personal health assessment, which takes about 15 [...]

Pay Your Bill Your Way

Posted on Dec 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Paying your bill on time is the best way to make sure you have the coverage you need—when you need it. We have lots of options; pick the one that’s best for you! These particular ways to pay are specific to Florida Blue members under the age of 65 years who purchased a health plan on their own. If you bought your plan through your employer, ask your HR representative for details about ways to p [...]

You may have seen some news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week. Here’s what it means to you. In short, there are no changes right now. The court decision won’t affect your 2019 or 2020 Florida Blue health plan. If you’ve signed up for a new plan for next year, you can still look forward to using all the benefi [...]

Some say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not for you. Because it’s also the season for gift giving. Bah humbug! But you’re no Scrooge. You actually enjoy giving gifts. What you don’t look forward to is figuring out what to get for the special people on your list. Has your holiday gift shopping fallen victim to procrastination? Are your loved ones tired of [...]

Flu cases are on the rise in Florida and across the country. The best way to protect you and your family is to get a flu shot. Have questions about the flu shot and why you should get one? We’ve got answers. [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation joined the “GivingTuesday” movement to kick off the giving season by hosting the social media campaign #FloridaGives. Centered around the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, the campaign received a record 5,273 entries from Florida residents who nominated Florida 501(c)(3) charities online or using the hashtag #FloridaGives. Many entra [...]

Loneliness is a tricky emotion to understand. Maybe you feel like you’re lacking attachments you once had, or you’re facing something new like an unfamiliar school, town, job or other life change. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have anyone to share your feelings and experiences with. Or you feel unlovable – even if others don’t think so – and aren’t sure why. However it presents itself, loneli [...]

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Papa, a nationwide provider of senior services, to offer Florida Blue members in select Medicare Advantage plans assistance with transportation, house chores, companionship, and other senior support services. Social isolation is a significant issue for aging adults and can have a major impact on overall health. Papa, which c [...]

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