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Most health insurers raise 2016 Florida Obamacare rates

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Premiums for most health insurance policies sold on the federal exchange are increasing for Floridians this year, but state regulators used new authority to negotiate lower rates so the hikes aren’t as big as they could have been, according to filings released Wednesday by the Office of Insurance Regulation. Aetna requested a 21 percent increase for plans sold in 2016, but the agency only approved 14 percent. Coventry requested a 16 percent hike and was approved for 8 percent. Plans…

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Florida managed care executive Tammy Meyerson dies

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Tamara Fox Meyerson, president and chief executive officer of the South Florida-based Preferred Medical Plan, died on Friday. She was 45. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Tamara Fox Meyerson,” the health plan noted on its website. “Tammy was our leader, our colleague, and our friend. Her family and all of us who worked with her over her decades of service to Preferred Medical Plan and the South Florida community miss her dearly. Her…

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