Health is shaped by far more than what happens at your doctor’s office or hospital. Florida Blue recognizes the need for whole-person care including physical, mental, and social health. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to care, but rather holistic health solutions tailored to the unique needs of individuals and communities.
We work closely with hundreds of trusted partners to break down barriers, reduce stigmas, address social determinants of health, and identify factors that negatively impact the health of our communities. As we enhance our delivery of whole-person health, we’re continuing to address the need for greater affordability, accessibility, and equity to advance better health outcomes and serve as a driving force for change and innovation through cutting-edge health solutions.
Our mission has always driven us to lead the way in diversity, inclusion, and health equity for our members and communities. We strengthened this commitment by establishing the Equity Alliance, an initiative focused on addressing systemic racism and health inequities for Black Americans throughout Florida. As part of this commitment, we have pledged to invest $25 million through the year 2025 to address issues of injustice and inequity.
State’s HBCUs can play critical role in health equity
By Dr. Kelli Tice
Nov. 11, 2022
Podcast: GuideWell's Pat Geraghty on why health equity matters and how health care must change
Jacksonville Business Journal
June 7, 2022
Florida health equity experts reflect on progress, setbacks two years into COVID
Tampa Bay Times
February 27, 2022
Jacksonville Free Press
February 10, 2022
We believe there is no health without mental health. The path to mental well-being can feel difficult at times, but Florida Blue members don’t have to go it alone — we're with you, providing support and helping connect you to the services you need.
With the pandemic’s heavy toll on the mental health of our communities, we have expanded our self-help tools and personalized resources to place a greater focus on your mental well-being. From the Better You Strides online wellness and rewards program to meQuilibrium that uses data-driven insights to help reduce stress, we’re always looking for ways to help you feel your best — both in body and spirit.
Florida Blue partners with the Tampa Bay Lightning to encourage conversation about mental health
September 29, 2021
How whole-person health protects the heart
February 8, 2023
Why supporting the health of caregivers matters to public health
February 13, 2023
Affordability and accessibility
We never stop working to make quality health care more affordable and accessible for Floridians. Investor-owned health insurance companies have a responsibility to their shareholders. But the policyholder-owned Florida Blue model means we can redirect our profits into our member programs in ways that benefit you through reduced premiums and improved benefits. You are at the center of everything we do.
Health care partnerships must deliver better quality, access and affordability
By Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, Florida Blue & GuideWell
Communities need primary care to thrive
Dr. Elana Schrader and Dr. Anthony C. Speights
Florida Blue dedicated to addressing health care affordability
Nick Kouris, Florida Blue Market Leader, Southwest Florida
How Better Point-of-Care Data Helps Providers Improve Care
By Chuck Divita, Executive Vice President, Commercial Markets
In your neighborhood
We’ve cared for the people and communities of Florida for more than 75 years. Our company is made up of people that genuinely care for those communities because they live, work, and play in them — cheering for the local teams, volunteering at local nonprofits, and engaging with neighbors at community celebrations.
Our local approach gives us a meaningful understanding of the many unique communities that make up our state and allows us to develop health solutions shaped for the distinctive needs of each one.
Whether you’re unsure how to find the right doctor, overwhelmed by a new diagnosis, or facing personal struggles in caring for yourself or others, our local Florida Blue Centers have community specialists and neighborhood nurses who provide personalized guidance, coaching, and support—in person, by phone, or virtually.
The best way for us to support the communities we serve, is to partner with them. That’s why we listen to you and work together to find solutions to a number of challenges. By teaming up with our community partners, we hope to collectively make a long-lasting, positive impact on the health of neighborhoods all across Florida — including yours.