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Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board To Hold Public Hearing
Friday, September 14, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (09/14/2007)  The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced today that the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (Board) will hold a public hearing Monday, Sept. 17 at noon at 401 Senate Office Building, 404 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee.
 
The Board will hear a presentation on expenditures of low-income pool dollars and other similar sources of funding for the care of uninsured persons; and the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) will present an update on its efforts to improve the transparency of health-care systems. The Board will review a draft of a report on Florida’s commercial health insurance market, and it will consider a list of legislative recommendations that address various aspects of health-care reform. The Heritage Foundation, a public policy research organization, also will be making a presentation on its proposals for health-care reform. 
 
A copy of the agenda is available for your review. To listen to the meeting by telephone, please call 800-331-8016 and enter pass code 68093. Participants on the conference line are asked to mute their phones.
 
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Jim Bracher at 850-425-8430 or by e-mail at jbracher@earthlink.net at least 48 hours before the hearing.
 
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is the chairman of the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board.
 
About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. Business units within the Office are organized based on regulatory expertise and include the areas of life and health, property and casualty, specialty lines and other regulated insurance entities. It is within the Office that the mission of public protection is implemented through regulatory oversight of insurance company solvency, policy forms and rates, market conduct performance and new company entrants to the Florida market.
 
For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com.
 
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