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Florida's CFO: Insurance customers entitled to refunds

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Consumers who bought insurance plans but could not use them in the early days of the Affordable Care Act rollout should be able to get a refund, Florida’s chief financial officer told News Channel 8. Some customers who signed up for plans and paid premiums didn’t initially receive ID cards or numbers from insurance company Florida Blue in early 2014. More>>

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Haves and have-nots as markets open

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WASHINGTON - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under More>>

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  • 8 on your side helps stranded Riverview driver get a new car

    8 on your side helps stranded Riverview driver get a new car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:10:54 GMT
    Last week, 8 on your side told you about the plight of Christopher Soto and his recalled car.Last fall, Soto purchased a 2004 Chevy Malibu from DriveTime, a used car dealership in Brandon.
    Last week, 8 on your side told you about the plight of Christopher Soto and his recalled car.Last fall, Soto purchased a 2004 Chevy Malibu from DriveTime, a used car dealership in Brandon.
  • Tampa Bay Water begins filling Bill Young reservoir

    Tampa Bay Water begins filling Bill Young reservoir

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:33:05 GMT
    Tampa Bay Water is celebrating a rebirth of sort for its beleaguered Bill Young reservoir. TBW is now diverting water from the Alafia river and filling the reservoir after a massive gutting and renovation project that cost in excess of $124 million dollars.
    Tampa Bay Water is celebrating a rebirth of sort for its beleaguered Bill Young reservoir. TBW is now diverting water from the Alafia river and filling the reservoir after a massive gutting and renovation project that cost in excess of $124 million dollars.
  • Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:25:05 GMT
    Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool. Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool.
    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks.

    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks. And, if it invades your body, you're in for a rough ride - it's called Cryptosporidium.


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  • Affordable Health Care Subsidy Calculator

    Affordable Health Care Subsidy Calculator

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-09-24 20:07:55 GMT
    Below is a subsidy calculator provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation. At the current time, this calculator is only available to desktop and tablet users.
    Below is a subsidy calculator provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation. At the current time, this calculator is only available to desktop and tablet users.
  • Changes to health care under the law

    Changes to health care under the law

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-09-23 22:46:25 GMT
    An overview of some of the key changes to health care services under the Affordable Care Act: Essential Health Benefits Under the law, health insurers must cover 10 essential benefits. This will make
    An overview of some of the key changes to health care services under the Affordable Care Act: Essential Health Benefits Under the law, health insurers must cover 10 essential benefits. This will make
  • Affordable Care Act: How we got here

    Affordable Care Act: How we got here

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-09-23 22:46:18 GMT
    Medicare was signed into law on July 30, 1965, and within a year seniors were receiving coverage. President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, and the uninsured start getting
    Medicare was signed into law on July 30, 1965, and within a year seniors were receiving coverage. President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, and the uninsured start getting
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