Florida health insurance loses Stars Plus plan

CHIP Health Insurance for Children

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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A federal report reveals that private insurers are indebted to the Florida government

The state of Florida stands to receive a large sum of money in reimbursement after several private health insurers overstated how much they had spent on patient care. The insurers, who participate in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, owe state health officials $3.1 million, according to a new federal report from the Department of Health and Human Services. In accordance with the health care reform of last year, insurers are required to spend no less than 85% of the money they collect from premiums on medical services. Any shortfalls…

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