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Jul 30, 2015, 12:12 ET
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Florida Blue Foundation Calls for 2016 Sapphire Awards Nominations

Florida Blue Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Sapphire Awards through September 18, 2015. The Sapphire Awards, given annually by the...

Jun 30, 2015, 10:27 ET
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Florida Blue Recognized for Disability Inclusion

Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, earned a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, confirming the company's...

May 07, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network Form Accountable Care Arrangement

Florida Blue and Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network (TBIH) announced today the launch of an accountable care program to improve the quality...

May 04, 2015, 12:29 ET
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida/Florida Blue.

Florida Blue Foundation Awards $85,000 in Grants to 17 ESOL Programs Across Florida

To help Florida's diverse population make informed choices about their health and nutrition, the Florida Blue Foundation continued its support of...

Apr 21, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Florida Blue Receives Prestigious Brand Excellence Award

  Florida Blue announced today that it has earned a Brand Excellence Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The annual...

Mar 26, 2015, 10:19 ET
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Florida Blue Foundation Announces Speakers for 10th Anniversary Sapphire Awards and Symposium

A heavyweight lineup of speakers, along with a special performance by José Feliciano, will highlight the Florida Blue Foundation's 10th...

Mar 19, 2015, 13:40 ET
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Foundation.

Florida Blue Foundation Announces 2015 Sapphire Awards Finalists

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Sapphire Awards, Florida Blue Foundation announces five finalists for the 2015 awards. The Sapphire...

Nov 21, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Miami Children's Hospital Unveil HealthSpot Innovative Telehealth Technology

Florida Blue and Miami Children's Hospital have teamed-up to offer patients a convenient alternative option to healthcare through telehealth...

Sep 29, 2014, 10:27 ET

17 Groups Urge NRC To Halt Licensing, Relicensing Of 23 Reactors Due To Failure To Address 2012 Court Ruling

 Firing a shot over the bow of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), 17 groups today took a necessary first step to seeking federal court...

Sep 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form Accountable Care Arrangement

 Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care (BHC) Corporation announce the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the...

Apr 29, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Florida Blue Celebrates 70 years as Advocate for Florida Communities

 Known for more than half a century as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, today Florida Blue marks its 70th anniversary as a proven health...

Apr 11, 2014, 10:03 ET

GuideWell Health and Crucial Care Launch GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors in Orlando

 GuideWell Health has formed GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors, LLC, which will serve as a stand-alone medical facility serving the Orlando...

Mar 18, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network Create Accountable Care Program

Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network (BHQN) announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that...

Feb 05, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System Form Clinical Integration Partnership

 Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System have signed a clinical integration agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of...

Jan 31, 2014, 12:36 ET

Florida Blue Earns Fifth-Straight Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index

Florida Blue announced today the company earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking...

Jan 28, 2014, 16:05 ET
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Florida Blue Names Dr. Jannifer Harper Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; Andy Marino Vice President of Delivery System

 Florida Blue announced today the appointment of Dr. Jannifer Drake Harper, vice president of Medical Operations, to the position of chief...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Florida Blue and First Coast Health Alliance Create Accountable Care Arrangement

 Florida Blue and First Coast Health Alliance announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and...

Jan 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Focuses on Healthy Habits

 As part of the Florida Department of Education's 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, volunteers and teachers from around the state will...

Jan 09, 2014, 18:02 ET
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Florida Blue extends payment deadline

 Florida Blue announced today that it will extend the premium payment deadline to January 28 for new members who enrolled in a health plan by...

Dec 17, 2013, 08:00 ET

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic Extend Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic jointly announce the decision to continue their collaboration aimed at providing the utmost in quality health care for...