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Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner Senkewicz To Speak At FAHP Annual Conference
Friday, October 19, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (10/19/2007) - The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation's (Office) Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Life and Health, Mary Beth Senkewicz, is scheduled to speak Oct. 23 at the 2007 Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP) Annual Conference at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
As part of a panel on health care reform, Senkewicz will present along with Roy Ramthun, president of HSA Consulting Services LLC and former health policy advisor to President George W. Bush.
Ramthun will discuss the politics of health care and reform proposals by the leading Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, and Senkewicz will discuss leading proposals at the federal level and how those proposals might affect Florida.
"I am excited to attend FAHP's Annual Meeting," Senkewicz said. "I look forward to meeting legislative and industry leaders and discussing ideas with them on how to address accessibility and affordability of health insurance in Florida."
Over 200 professionals from the health-care industry are expected to attend the annual conference. Conference topics will focus on challenges facing Florida's health care and managed care industries, with an emphasis on the most recent developments in state and national health care systems that affect Floridians.
What:  2007 Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP) Annual Conference -- Health Care Reform Panel
When:  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Where:  Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, Fla., Flagler Ballroom 3rd Function Space 
Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, Fla., Flagler Ballroom 3rd Function Space
Who:   Roy Ramthun, President, HSA Consulting Services LLC and former Health Policy Advisor to President George W. Bush (8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.) Mary Beth Senkewicz, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Deputy Commissioner for Life & Health (8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.)
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. If you would like to review and compare homeowners insurance rates in Florida, go to www.shopandcomparerates.com.
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