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Florida Health Insurance Rates on Exchange 2014

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

The debate about health insurance premiums in the new Obamacare environment has been raging for more than a year.  When healthcare reform was simply a concept, the idea was that the health insurance consumer would enjoy lower health insurance premiums in the new marketplace environment due to a number of factors such as increased competition, […]

Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Affected by Customer Assistance Funds

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Some states are getting way more federal funds than others to put towards customer assistance which could ultimately affect how many people get properly enrolled in health insurance under the new exchanges.  Florida plans on spending about $6 million to reach about 4 million uninsured residents as they help them enroll for coverage in the […]

Florida Blue: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Changing Name

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has simplified their name to Florida Blue in their new rebranding campaign for 2012.  Mark Lee, vice president of brand development for the company, talks about how this decision was considered carefully.  A lot of research was done and much thought went into making this important decision. Florida Blue […]

UnitedHealthcare Acquiring Preferred Care, Medica Healthcare

Posted on: March 19th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UnitedHealthcare recently announced that they will be purchasing Preferred Care Partners and Medica HealthCare Plans which are both senior focused plans with operations mostly in southern and central Florida.  The companies combined serve a combined 85,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Florida, Central Florida and the Tampa area. This major acquisition is big news for […]

BCBS of Florida Retail Store Brings Value

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more insurers are turning to retail stores to help meet the needs of their customers.  These local retail stores aim to make purchasing a health insurance policy simple and straightforward.  BCBS of Florida specifically offers customer service representatives to answer questions and help customers choose the best policy for their unique circumstances. The […]

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Florida Has New Center

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Florida has opened a new Tallahassee center for their customers.  With this opening, BCBSFL will have eight facilities in the state based on the news article from ABC 27 in Florida.  The new facility is located on Apalachee Parkway and the community should benefit from the new jobs to help […]

Florida Health Insurance Enrollment Down

Posted on: December 23rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Florida health insurance has experienced another drop in enrollment for commercial policies according to the article “Health Insurance Coverage Continues to Drop in Florida” found on  Commercial policies include individual health insurance as well as small group policies.  This drop is unfortunate, but not too much of a surprise since economic times continue to […]

Florida Health Choices Program

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The Florida Health Choices Program was first conceived in 2008, and Florida legislators are finally hoping that the health plan for small businesses in Florida launches in July of next year (2012). The program essentially sets up an “exchange like” marketplace where employers and consumers would have a single point of access to compare health […]

Quality Health Plan to Shut Doors

Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Quality Health Plan, a Florida Medicare HMO with 10,000 has been ordered into liquidation after failing to maintain appropriate levels of claims reserves and being unable to raise the necessary funds. Existing members of Quality Health Plan will be moved over to a yet unnamed Medicare health plan in the state, by December 1. The […]

Top Medicare Health Plans In Florida

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

A great ranking of the top Medicare Health Plans in Florida can be found at  These rankings were developed by the NCQA, and published in a very user friendly way here. To summarize, the top Florida Medicare Health Plans are 1.  Capital Health Plan 2.  Health First Health Plan 3. AvMed Health Plans 4.  […]