#FloridaProud

Posted on May 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

At Florida Blue, we’re inspired by the work that our neighbors (like you!) do in local communities. From mentoring children, to working with at-risk families and providing care for those in need, we admire the commitment you show in your community every day. These actions make us #FloridaProud. We are #FloridaProud about the organizations we’re featuring in this week’s blog. But we want to hear f [...]

What Moves Us

Posted on May 18th 2012 by Florida Blue

How do Florida Blue employees pursue their health? The social media team had an opportunity to ask just that at the recent Diversity Expo, part of a larger Diversity Conference held at the Jacksonville campus each year. Each employee had a unique answer to the question “What do you do in the pursuit of health?” [...]

Sunny Day - #FloridaProud

Posted on May 11th 2012 by Florida Blue

When we were planning our latest television commercial, we started to think about not just what we do, but what we believe in.  Like all members of Florida’s communities, we’re proud of where we come from and we’re even prouder of the people we work with. Over the next few weeks, check back here for information about innovative nonprofit organizations we think are making a real difference in the [...]

There’s more than one way to work out, and for those looking for a more intense exercise routine, CrossFit might be a solution. Founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, CrossFit has gained a large following with over 3,000 affiliated gyms in the US and worldwide. Due to its word-of-mouth popularity, Reebok has been sponsoring the CrossFit Games since 2007 to see w [...]

Florida may be better known for its beaches and golf courses, but it’s also a runners’ paradise. Walt Disney World held the seventh largest marathon in the US in 2011, according to Running USA’s 2011 Annual Marathon Report.  Further, the state was home to two of the world’s biggest half-marathons in the same year. For Floridians ye [...]

Meet the New Florida Blue

Posted on Apr 28th 2012 by Florida Blue

We’re changing to fit the needs of all Floridians. But it’s not just about our name. It’s about our renewed commitment to all of our customers and all Floridians. [...]

Eating right is hard, exercising is tough, and sticking to a diet can sometimes seem impossible. Finding the right healthy living routine, rather than just picking a diet off the shelf, can often make this process less of a challenge. While many of us live a healthy lifestyle, or are making efforts to improve our routines, obesity remains a serious problem in our state. Florida is ranked 29t [...]

Eating Healthy Starts at Home

Posted on Apr 25th 2012 by Florida Blue

You’re always on the go. Whether you’re on the way to work, heading to classes at school, meeting up with a friend, or spending time with family, it’s often hard to find the time to prepare a healthy meal. Often, the easiest way to save time is to hit the drive-thru or call for delivery. But that’s also one of the easiest ways to fall into bad eating habits. Healthy eating habits start with what [...]

TEDMED Creates a Spark

Posted on Apr 24th 2012 by Florida Blue

Have you heard of TEDMED? Well, it was new to many of our Florida Blue employees before they attended a simulcast of the event on April 11-13 at our Jacksonville headquarters. Billed as an innovative discussion among leaders in medicine and technology, the event brought together a diverse assortment of health-related s [...]

Why volunteer? With our busy lives, overbooked calendars, and limited resources, what would make you want to stop for a moment to assist someone else, or help a cause? You only need ask six of our employees, named this week as Blue Community Champions of the Year. They are Julie Engelien, Karen Fergusson, Janice Connelly, Laura Johnson, and two honorable mentions: Christy Forrester and Heather Fer [...]

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