When I was younger, I made very poor life choices which allow me to relate to some of the places that the clients of Big Bend Cares are coming from; I just happen to be one of the lucky ones to escape a non-discriminating HIV/AIDS diagnosis. I was working at Capit [...]

Not long ago, Caroline posted to Facebook to tell her friends about her experience dealing with a health scare. Instead of dwelling on her frustration in trying to find a diagnosis for her symptoms, Caroline sang the praises of our own Brad Behr, a Florida Blue service representative, who was able to give her the right customer support for her health care needs. "I would just like to [...]

In my previous blog post on health care reform, I discussed some of the political and policy decisions that were made during the 2009-10 debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the implications that those decisions had in the drafting of the bill that became law. In the months and years since enactme [...]

Healthbox and Florida Blue are embarking on a road trip across the state this week to inform health care industry professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs about our Florida accelerator program launching at the end of July. Starting [...]

“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.” ~Robert Iger   In today’s world, there’s a great deal of media focused on creativity and innovation. I for one am very aware of it as I am involved and know people who attend or [...]

In its fourth year, TEDMED is an annual conference that helps us recharge our brains and get an innovative look at the possibilities for health and medicine.  The concept grew out of the famous TED conferences, nonprofit events devoted to ideas worth spreading. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. The 3 ½-day event is simul [...]

For the last couple of years, Incepture has proudly participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of North Florida’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, so I was honored when they asked me to serve as this year’s corporate chairman. Type 1 Diabet [...]

When President Obama made reforming the health care system his signature issue in 2009, the top priority was said to decrease the cost of health care for families, businesses and the government. Over the course of the next year, Americans were engaged in a very public debate and tensions grew as details of the bill began to emerge. This led to a change i [...]

One of the best things about working in the Florida Blue Center is the ability to make a difference in our local community.  And as a native Southwest Floridian I think that is pretty cool! We support many different community-based organizations here in Southwest Florida, one of which is the [...]

There are over 10,000 known herbs in the world. They are produced on farms, grow naturally in most eco systems, and if you are blessed enough, they will even grow in your yard.  However, I know from experience, dandelion greens are more popular and respected in a salad. Herbs can do more than simply add flavor to food. If used right, they help you to cu [...]