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Archive for November, 2008

Children and Insurance

Posted on November 26th, 2008 by admin
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According to a study released by Families USA, the rate of unsinsured children has actually gone down this year by about 6%. The findings are attributed to government programs such as Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Massachussetts had the lowest rate of children without insurance, while states including Florida, Georgia, Texas, California, [...]

More Choices and Control For Floridians

Posted on November 25th, 2008 by admin
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United Healthcare’s Golden Rule Insurance has just unveiled a new line of products that will not only give Floridians more choices, but also a 24 month rate guarantee. This will make Golden Rule’s plans hard to beat, as rising rates are one of the biggest reasons people will switch from one insurance company to another. [...]

College Kids in a Dangerous Group

Posted on November 24th, 2008 by admin
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College students make up the largest group of uninsured Americans, according to findings made by Aetna. Approximately one in three students between the age of 18 and 24 is without insurance, and while these young people may feel invincible, they are subject to illness and accidents at a rate no different than many others. While [...]

Florida Gays Fight For Benefits

Posted on November 21st, 2008 by admin
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Ironically, while America is ready for making history with a black president, they are apparently not ready to give equal rights to gays. With the recent passage of the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment, gays are threatened with losing rights and benefits associated with domestic partnerships. While the amendment seems redundant to many, given that gay [...]

Could Celebrities Qualify For An Individual Health Insurance Policy?

Posted on November 19th, 2008 by admin
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When you think about teen sensations such as Lindsey Lohan, Brittney Spears, and Nicole Richie, you think about the fame and fortune that affords them a lifestyle of luxury and comfort. You might also think about their alleged drug and alcohol abuse, and for each of them, one or more trips to rehab. Would these [...]

Florida Health Care Coalition

Posted on November 17th, 2008 by admin
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Being recognized for quality and efficiency, as well as improving the health of its employees, the Florida Health Care Coalition is an employer based group in central Florida working also to control health care expenditures. Awarded for its achievements by the National Business Coalition on Health, which is a large, non-profit gathering of public and [...]

How Will Colleges Respond to The Health Care Crisis

Posted on November 14th, 2008 by admin
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Employers are facing steadily climbing insurance rates, and many are forced to pass the burden on to their employees in the form of having them pay more toward premiums and/or decreasing coverages. Consider colleges though, and the impact the rate increases have on them. While universities have traditionally offered their students affordable coverage, given that many cannot [...]

Health Insurance Fraud

Posted on November 13th, 2008 by admin
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What will health insurance fraud, embezzlement,  and money laundering buy you? Apparently a nice car and a house in Vero Beach, FL among other things. Dennis Dowd, former head of human resources for a Japan based company, Hitachi, Ltd, has allegedly diverted millions of dollars from insurance claims into fake accounts created with variations of [...]

Florida’s Kids Suffer Again

Posted on November 12th, 2008 by admin
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The March of Dimes has given Florida as well as Georgia a failing grade on their report of premature infants.  Mississippi remains the worst at a rate of 18% of births being premature, but Florida and Georgia come in at about 13%. These early births are attributed to inadequate prenatal care due to so many women lacking in [...]

GM Retirees Lose Their Lifetime Benefits

Posted on November 11th, 2008 by admin
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It came as a shock to many elderly retired former GM employees when the company, who is facing bankrupty and lobbying for a government bailout, announced that it will be eliminating the lifetime health insurance benefits it bestowed on legions of retired employees. These retirees, accustomed to being set for life, will now have to [...]