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Could Fitbit Data Be Used To Deny You Health Insurance?

While it sounds lucrative to wear a fitness tracking device to earn cash from your health insurance company, and good for the companies that want healthier insurance customers, it’s not quite so simple. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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5 Ladder Safety Tips For The Holidays, Or Anytime

The estimated annual cost of ladder injuries in the U.S. is $11 billion. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Obama Administration Confirms Double-Digit ACA Premium Hikes

In some states, the premium increases are striking, like in Arizona, where unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent, from $196 to $422. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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11 South Floridians Charged In $175 Million Insurance Fraud

This alleged scheme was based on compounding fraud, a system set up to generate kickbacks to physicians who prescribed the compounded medications, and the billing of health insurance providers for alleged ingredient costs of the medications. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Florida’s Obamacare Premiums To Rise Average 19 Percent In 2017

Several factors are driving bigger premium hikes on the ACA exchanges. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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A Surprising Thing Driving Up Health Insurance Costs

While you might have a theory or two about what’s causing that to happen, a new report released earlier this week blames one specific thing. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Trio Charged With Whopping $1B Medicare Fraud Scheme

“This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,” Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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100 South Floridians Indicted In Biggest Healthcare Fraud Takedown In U.S.

The 301 individuals charged nationwide were involved in alleged schemes which resulted in $900 million in false billings. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Surprise Medical Bill Protection Signed Into Law

Jeff Atwater, Florida’s chief financial officer, called the bill “an incredibly consumer-friendly piece of legislation.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Is The Affordable Care Act Tax Penalty Working?

The fine for not having coverage in 2015 is 2 percent of adjusted household income or $325 per adult and $162.50 for children under 18, whichever is greater. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

5 Insurance Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Car

You may think the only insurance question to ask is, “How much will it cost to insure this thing?” But asking a few more questions can help you head off unpleasant financial surprises. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

As Obamacare Insurance Enrollment Begins, Consumers Weigh Costs Of Plans

Consumers also are urged to shop around instead of sticking with the same plan because the lowest-priced plan in 2015 will not necessarily be the lowest-priced plan in 2016. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Where Did The PPO’s Go?

Florida’s health insurance market for next year is beginning to take shape, and there will be cost increases. But that’s not what’s raising eyebrows. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

The Risks Of Buying Cheap Insurance

That peace of mind you’re feeling may be a mirage. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Feds Award $10M In Grants To Help Floridians Enroll In Obamacare

The grants will help Florida-based and national organizations hire and train enrollment counselors known as “navigators.’’ CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE