Exercises Everyone Can Try

Posted on Sep 14th 2018 by Florida Blue

Certain conditions or disabilities can make it difficult for some of us to go to the gym, take exercise classes or even go for walks. If traditional exercise isn’t an option for you or someone you are caring for, there are still plenty of ways you can get moving. Even the smallest amounts of exercise can be a boost to your health. How will exercise help you? Not only does it improve you [...]

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Here's how to make sure you’re prepared. Be sure to review personal evacuation and emergency plans with your family. As part of your personal preparedness, you should have an emergency kit (make sure nothing in it is expired) and a method for monitoring emergency alerts from local officials. [...]

As our bodies age, it often becomes harder not only to start exercising, but also to keep exercising. Exercising and staying active play important roles in keeping us healthy and on the go. In fact, a University of Florida study showed that adults over 70 who walked just a quarter of a mile a day were more likely to stay mobile than their peers who did not exercise. While even a [...]

GeoBlue is the global solution for the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. We offer group corporate products under the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global brand.   [...]

Staying active isn’t just about losing weight. Here are some of the ways older adults benefit by incorporating physical activity into their daily routines: It improves your strength, which helps you stay independent. It gives you an energy boost It improves your leg strength and balance, so you’re less likely to fall and hurt yourself. It lifts your [...]

Did you know that your BlueMedicare plan includes dental coverage? Depending on your plan you might be covered for everything from cleanings to root canals. While traditional Medicare covers some dental services, many Florida Blue Medicare Advantage plans include additional services. We’ve put together an overview of what traditional Medicare covers for you, and we’ll let you know where [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Prevention Series Join us for a three-part series on healthy living and learn w [...]

Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself, your community and those you love from the flu. However, many people avoid getting the vaccine because they’ve heard incorrect information about it. Here’s a look at myths and facts about the flu shot.   Myth: I could get the flu from the flu shot. Fact: The flu shot does no [...]

Did you know the American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist every six months? Seeing your dentist regularly is important not just to keep your teeth pearly white. Your oral health can affect your overall health, too. As you age, you become more likely to have dental issues because of wear and tear on teeth over time and other health-related issues. According to the Na [...]

Prescription Coverage 101

Posted on Aug 30th 2018 by Florida Blue

Prescription costs are one of the fastest growing expenses in health care. One way insurance companies try to keep these costs more affordable for you is through a formulary and drug tiers. So, what are these and what do they mean for you? What is a formulary? A formulary is a list of medications that are covered by your plan. This list is created by doctors and [...]

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