Florida to expand KidCare children’s health insurance but not Medicaid

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State legislature is working to broaden eligibility for the kids’ coverage but not their uninsured parents. Lawmakers in Florida are working to expand the eligibility for the KidCare children’s health insurance program, but advocates are pointing out that the state won’t be following in North Carolina’s footsteps, where there was recently a vote to broaden Medicaid’s reach to an estimated 600,000 North Carolinians. It is unlikely that Florida will make similar changes to expand the availability of Medicaid in 2023, as has been the case in a number of Republican…

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Florida children’s health insurance available to parents who lose their jobs

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The state is making coverage available to kids in families that have experienced layoffs. Florida children’s health insurance is being made available to families in which parents have lost their jobs and, therefore, their employer-based coverage. The state has created a program to assist families that have lost their jobs and the benefits that went with them. The Florida children’s health insurance program is called Florida Kidcare. Its purpose is to make medical and dental coverage affordable for families with kids and that lost their benefits due to layoffs. The…

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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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