It’s time to start gathering information to prepare and file 2014 tax returns. The Affordable Care Act will require everyone to provide basic information about the health coverage they had during 2014 as part of their 2014 federal tax return. The information you will be asked to provide will vary based on how you obtained health coverage. If you didn’t have health coverage in 2014, different information will be required to determine whether you qualify for an exemption or have to pay a fee.
Telemedicine is only one way technology is improving health care. Here are some smartphone apps that help you manage your own health and fitness:
Doctors do amazing things, but they can’t add a 25th hour to the day, and they can’t be in two places at once. What they can do, is bring in trained, licensed medical staff members who are qualified to provide many common medical care services.
Florida Blue’s members-only website is packed with useful information—about your health and your health care coverage––including smart ways to get the most from your plan. To access your secure information and more, all you need is your member ID number to register at the site and establish your unique user name and password. It just takes a few moments, and it gives you access to tools, tips, services, articles and other great features. Just visit FloridaBlue.com and click the Login/Register. You can also download the mobile app.
Thanks to an explosion of new technologies and mobile apps, the day has come when doctors can make virtual house calls, and smartphones can double as a great resource for health and fitness. It’s a revolution in technology, and it’s already here.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2015. The best way to reduce your risk is to be screened regularly, so any issues can be found early, while treatment is easier and more likely to be successful.
Even if you’re the picture of health, it’s still a good idea to have an annual wellness exam. The cost is covered under your Florida Blue plan, and it’s the best way to be sure you’re on track to meet your health goals.
Sometimes it only takes a gentle nudge to make you aware of a health issue. And awareness can lead to action. To raise your consciousness about a wide range of health issues, log in at FloridaBlue.com, then click the Health & Wellness tab for a menu. Here are some awareness topics coming up in the next few months:
Not feeling so hot? HealthSpot® is a revolutionary new way to get care on the spot –– and it’s available at the Miami Falls Florida Blue Center. You get the confidence of a traditional doctor’s office visit with the convenience of walk-in neighborhood service—and there’s no need to make an appointment.