Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. (Jacksonville, Fla.) introduced today its first Florida Blue mobile app for the iPhone and Android Smartphones.
Designed to help consumers save time and money, and stay healthy, the company's latest mobile app brings healthcare to owners of iPhones and Android smartphones. By downloading the free app, members and non-members can easily get important healthcare information and tools to manage their health, as well as details about their BCBSF health plan and benefits, with just a tap.
Last year, BCBSF launched its mobile website with great success. Now, members can view their ID card and get benefit details and plan information such as deductibles, Health Savings Account (HSA) balance, and recent claims updates––instantly. Members can also find a doctor based on their plan's network, tap to save it to their contacts and map to the location. If a member leaves the doctor's office with a prescription in hand, they can save money by comparing drug costs at local pharmacies.
Other tools and information are available for both members and non-members such as real-time updates on weather forecasts combined with weather-related health alerts such as pollen, air quality and UV levels along with tips for managing their asthma and allergy symptoms. The app also offers all users information on Florida Blue center health events based on GPS location and a health toolkit feature with tools such as the health check where by entering age and gender users receive a list of recommended health screenings and immunizations for themselves, or their family. Users can download free ringtones, enter monthly sweepstakes, and share news and information about health care reform and videos of real people in the pursuit of health, with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter.