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Traveling With a Assisted Mobility Devices Just Got Safer

December 31st, 2018 - In Safety and Prevention, Tips

If you aren’t familiar, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D., Illinois) is a veteran who lost her legs in combat. When traveling, Duckworth prefers to not wear her prosthetics. Instead, she prefers to travel with her motorized wheelchair. Duckworth has had a few issues with her mobility devices getting damaged by airlines…

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Red Tide Leaves Tampa Bay as 2018 Comes to an End

December 30th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention, Tampa Bay News

For the past six months or so, Pinellas and Manatee County beaches have suffered from the sights and awful smells courtesy of Florida’s 2018 Red Tide outbreak. Red Tide brought in mounds of dead fish and sea life from dolphins to manatees to turtles and everything in between. This impacted …

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Tampa Flu Reports on the Rise as We Head Into 2019

December 27th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention

If you or a loved one hasn’t gotten the flu shot yet, you may want to reconsider. Physicians across Tampa Bay are reporting a higher incidence of flu this time of the year than in years past. Individuals under the age of 18, especially those with weakened immune systems may …

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Federal Requirement for Hospitals to Show Pricing Launches in 2019

December 26th, 2018 - In Healthcare, Insurance News

In the new year, 2019, a federal requirement will require hospitals to show the goods, so to speak. In other words, pricing for services the hospital provides will become accessible for the public.

It’s a small win for patients. But the question remaining is how on point are the shared …

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Florida Lawmakers Eying New Ban on Texting While Driving for 2019

November 29th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention

Distracted driving has been an issue on Florida roads for quite some time. As text messaging becomes more and more ingrained in our daily lives, as is the continual tether to technology, people can’t put their phones down. Driver’s can’t put phones down even when they are driving. You may …

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AAA Travel Tips for Thanksgiving Roadtrippers

November 23rd, 2018 - In Tips

The Automobile Club of America predicts an estimated 2.5 million Floridians will drive somewhere for the Thanksgiving holiday. With having two of the top warm-weather holiday destinations such as Miami and Orlando, Thanksgiving travelers from all over flock to the mild temperatures of the sunshine state.

So, AAA has road …

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1000 Credit Card Skimmers Found at Gas Pumps in Florida

November 22nd, 2018 - In Community, Scams, Tips

Between the months of January and October 2018, 1000 credit card skimming devices were found as reported by the Florida Department of Agriculture. With the lowest gas prices seen in a very long time, along with the holiday travel season in full swing, authorities want consumers to be aware. AAA

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Consumer Protection Coalition Creates Petition to Stop AOB Abuse

November 5th, 2018 - In Insurance News, Insurance Tips & Info

The Florida Chamber of Commerce in partnership with insurers, consumer protection agencies, and legal reform groups have put together the Consumer Protection Coalition. The goal seems to be fighting off Assignment of Benefits (AOB) fraud with the formation of a petition and education awareness campaign about AOB abuse.

If you’re …

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Open Enrollment for 2019 ACA Coverage Is Here

October 31st, 2018 - In Healthcare, Insurance News

If you haven’t heard that open enrollment starts November 1, 2018, for 2019 Affordable Care Act coverage, you’re not alone. Depending on what state you live in, advertising budgets for ACA health insurance coverage will either be plump or limited.

States with leaders who do not support the ACA’s existence …

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Association of Independent Doctors Releases Parody Video on Healthcare Cost

October 30th, 2018 - In Healthcare

A little sense of humor goes a long way. The Association of Independent Doctors published a video using tongue-in-cheek humor to highlight issues with today’s health-care system.

The video kicks off with a hand writing across the screen, “The Perfect Money-Making Model.” At first, you may think the video is …

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