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Gov. Scott signs unclaimed life insurance policies bill into law

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Gov. Rick Scott made progress on cleaning his post-Legislative Session plate on Tuesday, signing into law a bill to require life insurance policies to notify beneficiaries when a deceased policyholder has died. The bill – SB 966 by Republican Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto – was approved with no opposition by lawmakers on March 10. It requires insurers to use master death lists they already possess to tell the survivors of loved ones when benefits are made available through a life insurance policy.  CFO Jeff Atwater was a vocal proponent of the…

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Hospitals, HMOs asked to give Rick Scott’s commission info about finances, employees, top procedures and costs

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To prepare for the first meeting of the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding  next week in Tallahassee Gov. Rick Scott sent Florida hospitals and HMOs a letter requesting they provide detailed information about their finances in a form provided to them by the government. Hospitals are being asked to provide information between 2006 and 2013 as well data on the 10 leading inpatient, outpatient and emergency department procedures performed at their hospitals and the prices for those procedures. HMOs are being…

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