Are you considering traveling internationally during the holidays? Make sure you're covered with a plan built for international travel. Florida Blue offers GeoBlue plans that provide health insurance for short-term and frequent international travel.    GeoBlue helps you avoid health and security hazards when traveling abroad - and it's available in options th [...]

A new year will be here soon, along with the chance to make resolutions. Quit smoking. Be more active. Eat healthier. Reduce stress. Sound familiar? This year, you maybe able to increase your likelihood of success with Better You Strides, Florida Blue’s new online personal wellness program. Better You Strides, powered by CaféWell®, uses your needs, goals and interests to build a custom- [...]

Make sure the government knows you have health insurance so you’re not hit with a penalty. As part of the Affordable Care Act, Florida Blue must report to the Internal Revenue Service the dates of coverage and the social security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all members. Later this month, you may receive a letter from us asking for this information for everyon [...]

Your Florida Blue health coverage is so important. That’s why we want to remind you that this year, the time to for individuals and families to review their health plan for 2018 is shorter than last year. If you buy your own health coverage, you only have until December 15 to decide if you’d like to keep your plan or shop for a different one. We’re here to explain your options and make it simpl [...]

There’s more to pumpkin than carving Jack-O-Lanterns and making pies. See what more pumpkin has in store. Whip up this tasty pumpkin and white bean soup when the weather gets chilly. Made with unsweetened apple juice, pumpkin and pantry staples, it’s also just 140 calories a serving. Makes 6 servings.   Pumpkin and white bean so [...]

Autumn Adventures

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

The (slightly) cooler days of fall are the perfect time to head outdoors for some fun in Florida. If you are looking for something to do, consider these ideas.   Meet a Manatee:  When it gets cool, where do manatees like to go? The springs! The water stays warm — about 72 degrees — in Florida’s sprin [...]

Being Healthy Together

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Looking for ways to have fun with family and friends… and be healthy?  Try out these activities: Get moving: If you’re looking to get your blood flowing, a group class with qualified instructors can be just the place. And there is no shortage of options, from tai chi to aqua aerobics. Don’t forget to visit your local Flo [...]

The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness   Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Aging, social rel [...]

When was the last time you had a colorectal screening? Regular screening can help find colon cancer early, when treatment is more effective. If you haven’t had a colorectal cancer screening recently, ask your doctor what colorectal cancer screening is right for you. You have options, and they are all available at no extra cost, ranging from colonoscopy to in-home screening kits. Don’t wait. Tal [...]

If you normally don’t get a flu shot, or you think the flu shot doesn’t work, keep this in mind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors different flu virus strains and works to make sure each year’s vaccine is the right one to protect you. Getting your annual flu shot is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. You can get your $0 flu sh [...]

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