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November 28, 2015


Florida Is the state with the 3rd-highest uninsured rate post-Obamacare

With the third open-enrollment period for health insurance upon us and 11.7 percent of the U.S. population still lacking coverage, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2015

Florida property insurers pass hurricane 'stress tests'

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Stress test data reconfirms the financial strength of Florida home insurers. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2015

Florida is the 8th-most expensive state for car insurance

Florida drivers pay 12% more than the national average. Miami-Dade County (56% above the Florida average) has the most expensive car insurance in the state. Alachua County (32% below the Florida average) has the cheapest. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2015

The Effect of Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program on Florida

Last year, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes changes to the program's major components, including flood insurance, flood hazard mapping, grants, and management of floodplains. [November 2013] Read more »
Published on 11/20/2013

Calculations and choices for health insurance

Editor's column by Mark Howard Read more »
Published on 9/5/2013

A disrupted health care market in Florida

A cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act is the new health care exchanges that will sell insurance online to individuals and small businesses. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

An Affordable Care Act case study

To illustrate the choices that companies face under the Affordable Care Act, consider a hypothetical firm, Florida Inc... Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Opportunity amid uncertainty in Florida's health care

What do you do when the government decides to become your biggest competitor? Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Insurance overhaul impact on a large employer: Bealls

Because of the ACA, Bealls says they will enforce a strict 30-hour workweek on part-time workers. Also, health care costs for full-time workers will increase. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Insurance overhaul impact on a midsized employer: Firehouse Subs

Because of the ACA, Firehouse Subs will likely have to ask full-time employees to pay a portion of their health care premiums. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Insurance overhaul impact on a small employer: Aegis Business Technologies

Pam Butler, business owner of Aegis, is not planning any changes to employee's health care coverage. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Florida's health care insurance exchange

Last year, Gov. Rick Scott rejected the option under the Affordable Care Act to set up a state-based online health insurance exchange... Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Employers taking 'wait and see' attitude toward health insurance

While many expect the link between job and health insurance to disappear over time, most employers say they don't plan to stop offering health care in the short term. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

More health care mandates means more money

The law requires health plans to meet minimum standards. Men will pay for health care that offers maternity benefits. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Health Insurance Overhaul

The Affordable Care Act is poised to transform Florida's health insurance system, encouraging more people to buy insurance. Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

Mutual respect is paramount at FCCI Insurance Group

Employees are encouraged to openly voice suggestions and complaints to upper management. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2013

Patrick Geraghty of Florida Blue discusses health insurance exchanges

Patrick Geraghty, Chairman and CEO for Florida Blue, discusses the impending health insurance exchanges. Geraghty also offers practical advice for small business owners who are looking to participate in the exchanges. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2013

Patrick Geraghty of Florida Blue on why Florida should accept Medicaid funds

Patrick Geraghty, Chairman and CEO for Florida Blue, offers reasons why Florida should take the $51 billion in Federal Medicaid funding. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2013

Premier Eye Care: Best Small Company - No. 6

Best Small Company employees answer the question, "What do you like best about your company?" Read more »
Published on 7/25/2013

Video: Sam Miller on a Florida Insurance Council priority

The Florida Insurance Council (FIC) wants Florida's Legislature to pass laws that ban the sale of STOLI. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2013

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