Posts Tagged ‘Florida Association of Health Plans’

Health Plans Ready to Vie for Medicaid Contracts in Florida

September 6, 2012

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida

With Florida gradually moving toward a statewide Medicaid managed-care system, 14 health plans are ready to compete for contracts to provide long-term care to seniors.

The health plans met a deadline last week for submitting documents that will be used by the state Agency for Health Care Administration, as it works to award contracts in 11 different regions of the state. (more…)

WellPoint to Vie for Florida Medicaid Patients

July 9, 2012
BY CAROL GENTRY, HEALTH NEWS FLORIDA

WellPoint Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, will soon have a major presence in Florida with its purchase of Amerigroup Corp., one of the significant Medicaid contractors in the state.

The Associated Press reported today that Indianapolis-based WellPoint will spend $4.46 billion to acquire AmeriGroup, which has Medicaid contracts with 13 states, including Florida, Texas and New York. Amerigroup is based in Virginia Beach, VA. (more…)

AARP Opposes Expanding Medicaid Managed Care Program Statewide

November 4, 2011

From Health News Florida by Brittany Davis

AARP fired off a letter Wednesday urging the federal government to reject Florida’s bid to expand its controversial Medicaid pilot.

With federal approval, a Republican-led bill passed this spring would attempt to plug budget shortfalls by expanding the five-county pilot and moving 3 million of the state’s poor and disabled into private managed-care insurance plans. (more…)