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Get $50 each month toward healthy food and produce!*

Eating healthy food is one of the best things you can do to take care of your health. Your Healthy Food Benefit helps you fit more healthy food in your budget. With your Healthy Food Benefit, you get a Blue Dollars Card from Florida Blue Medicare. Your Blue Dollars Card is loaded with $50 each month to spend on healthy food at approved stores in your local area.

Who qualifies for the Healthy Food Benefit?

If you are enrolled in our BlueMedicare Complete (HMO-DSNP) plan, you may be eligible to get a Blue Dollars Card.

To qualify for your Healthy Food Benefit, you must have one or more of these conditions:

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or diabetes. Florida Blue Medicare will look at your medical claims to determine if you have one of these conditions.

Here’s how to use your Healthy Food Benefit with your Blue Dollars Card:

  • After you qualify, your Blue Dollars Card will be mailed to you at the address we have on file.
  • When you get your card in the mail, activate it. Your card won’t work unless it’s been activated. Your card will come with instructions on how to activate it. 
  • Shop for healthy food and produce at approved stores, such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and more. 
  • Your Blue Dollars Card is easy to use! Use your Blue Dollars Card first when you check out. You will have to pay for any unapproved items. You’ll also have to pay if you spend more than $50. Your Blue Dollars Card does not  cover the cost of ordering, shipping, delivery or subscription fees. 
  • You will get $50 for healthy food each month through the end of the year. Make sure to use your $50 balance each month. The balance on your card will not roll over from month to month

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I look up my Healthy Food Benefit online?
    • Yes. You can log in to your member account, My Health Link™, at floridablue.com/medicare to view your benefits.
  • How can members check their card balance? 
    • You can log in to your member account, My Health LinkTM, at floridablue.com/medicare to view your benefits. Or call the customer service number listed on the back of your Blue Dollars Card.
  • What healthy items can I buy using my card? 
    • Most healthy beverages and food items are available for purchase. Members may not purchase alcohol, tobacco or firearms. Here are some of the healthy foods you can buy: fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, poultry and fish, eggs, whole grain breads and more!
  • Can I order food online for delivery? 
    • Yes. You can order food online, but your Blue Dollars Card does not cover ordering, delivery, shipping or subscription fees. 
  • Will I pay sales tax? 
    • Yes, you will pay sales tax when applicable. 
  • What if my monthly benefit isn’t enough to buy all my items at checkout?
    • If your total is over your monthly benefit of $50, you’ll have to use another form of payment to pay the rest.
  • Can I return something I bought?
    • Yes. You will have to follow the store’s return and/or exchange policy. Approved returns will be refunded back to your Blue Dollars Card. 
  • What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?
    • If your card is lost, call Blue Dollars Member Services at 1-833-509-1546 (TTY: 711) Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET.
  • What happens if I cancel my plan? 
    • If you disenroll from your Florida Blue Medicare health plan, your card will no longer be available for you to use.

 

*This benefit is part of special supplemental benefits and not all members will qualify. You may be eligible for this benefit if you have been diagnosed as having one or a combination of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and/or Diabetes. See Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) in the HMO-DSNP Evidence of Coverage for full eligibility requirements. Any unused amount does not roll over to the next month. Monthly plan premium is $0 for individuals with Medicaid, QMB, or SLMB. Individuals with QI or QWDI qualify for the plan and may have a premium up to $34.30.

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Last Updated: 10.01.2022
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