Florida health insurance program drops nearly 2k dependents without authentication

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Governor Rick Scott has required that state employees provide more documentation to qualify for coverage. A $950,000 investigation into the Florida health insurance program has caused 1,825 dependents to lose their coverage. The audit required state employees to submit birth certificates in order to verify a child’s eligibility. Moreover marriages required an IRS tax return transcript for authentication. Nearly two thousand people have been taken off the state-employee health insurance program as a result. As workers failed to provide the necessary child birth certificates and tax documents, their dependents were…

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Florida health insurance loses Stars Plus plan

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This takes away a coverage opportunity for children who have limited other options available. A special Florida health insurance plan called Stars Plus has been providing kids with few coverage options with financial support for their medical needs. Now, that health plan is being cancelled, reducing options for these families even further. The health plan will no longer be available as of the end of this year as it will not renew into 2017. At the moment, this special Florida health insurance plan provides coverage to 9,620 kids throughout the…

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Allstate Insurance Company to receive over $6 million in case against S. Florida Clinics

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More than ten years of legal battles has finally led the insurer to receive several judgments in its favor. The Allstate Insurance Company has been battling its way through court cases for more than ten years and has now received several judgments within the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach County, which were against several health care clinics. The Insurance company claimed the clinics had been engaging in unlawful and fraudulent practices. These judgments were made in favor of Allstate Insurance on behalf of the policyholders in litigation that…

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Health insurance companies seek approval for merger in Florida

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Large insurers intend to merge, but seek approval from Florida regulators Two of the largest health insurance companies in Florida are petitioning lawmakers to approve their merger. Aetna and Humana intend to join together, creating a larger insurance organization. The merger has generate some controversy, with consumer advocacy groups suggesting that the merger would lead to higher health insurance rates and fewer options for those that need coverage. These concerns have been shared by some lawmakers, who are convinced that the merger would be in the best interests of the…

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Florida health insurance stats place the state as third among uninsured

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Despite the efforts made to spread awareness of the Affordable Care Act, many remain without coverage. Five years ago, when the Affordable Care Act was first launched, the health insurance coverage rate in Florida was among the lowest in the country, and now that half a decade has passed, Florida’s rank among the uninsured states is still in third place. That said, despite the large uninsured rate in Florida in terms of health plans, the situation has improved. Now that the health care reform is starting to settle in and…

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Health insurance premiums to see a modest rise in Florida

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Florida regulators announce rate hikes for policies sold through exchange The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has announced that it has approved an increase in health insurance premiums for coverage sold through the state’s exchange. Florida’s insurance exchange in managed by the federal government, and consumers looking for policies can find them through HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange network. The rate increases in Florida are more modest than what is being reported in other states and consumers are expected to experience a small increase in premiums for coverage in 2016. Premiums…

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Supreme Court ruling secures health insurance for 1.3 million people in Florida

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Ruling from the Supreme Court has ensured that many consumers get to keep their coverage The recent ruling from the Supreme Court on the King v. Burwell case will have a beneficial impact on those with health insurance coverage in Florida. Some 1.3 million consumers will be able to keep their insurance coverage, supported by subsidies, due to the ruling from the Supreme Court. The King v. Burwell case had caused concerns among many that received subsidized coverage, as it called into question whether or not the federal government can…

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