Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that Florida’s private-sector industries are creating more jobs for Floridians and Florida’s economy continues to remain strong. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Private-Sector Industries Continue to Create More Jobs for Floridians
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Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines today announces new, non-stop service from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) and an increase in flights to Cleveland and Philadelphia, included in the winter schedule. [Read more…] about Frontier Airlines announces non-stop service from Sarasota to Trenton and additional flights to Cleveland and Philadelphia
Capital Health Plan hosts free educational seminars to provide the community with information and answer any questions about Medicare and the plans they offer. The seminars are offered several times per month at their Governor’s Square Health Center location. More information on the seminars and details on how to RSVP are found on the event page for each seminar.
CHP Advantage Plus (HMO) and CHP Preferred Advantage (HMO) Seminars:
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Governor Ron DeSantis announced new, nonstop seasonal El Al air service between Tel Aviv and Orlando. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nonstop Air Service Between Tel Aviv and Orlando
After a sharp decline last month, consumer sentiment among Floridians increased 1.2 points in June to 97.2 from May’s revised figure of 96.0. [Read more…] about June’s consumer sentiment rises despite mixed signals
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) today announced the successful completion of the all-stock merger between Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies on June 29, 2019. [Read more…] about L3Harris Technologies Merger Successfully Completed; Board of Directors, Leadership and Organization Structure Announced
Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional trade association with more than 187,000 members, applauds Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing into law House Bill 1159 which includes important measures designed to protect and promote the rights of private property owners. [Read more…] about Florida Realtors® applauds Governor DeSantis, Florida Legislature for protecting/promoting private property rights
Legislation authorizes expansion of nonemergency medical transportation options
Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law new legislation enabling Lyft to provide transportation services to Medicaid beneficiaries in Florida. The law, HB 411, takes effect July 1 and will authorize transportation network companies, under state and federal Medicaid requirements, to provide nonemergency medical transportation services to Medicaid recipients. It also requires the state Agency for Health Care Administration to update its policies to reflect the authorization.
“I was honored to sponsor this legislation, which will bring much-needed relief to thousands of Floridians struggling with the high costs of transportation and health care,” said Senator Jeff Brandes. “Bold ideas are the key to providing affordable solutions to our health care challenges, and the transparency and convenience offered by ridesharing companies will make a meaningful difference in the lives of many Floridians.”
In the past, Medicaid patients had to rely on nonemergency medical transportation that didn’t always assure them a ride or on-demand scheduling. The introduction of ridesharing into the process will benefit millions of Americans by offering exactly what the patients need in transportation. The use of Lyft and similar services could also dramatically increase cost savings in the taxpayer-funded program. In fact, based on the findings of an American Journal of Public Health study published in March 2019, modernizing non-emergency medical transportation through rideshare could generate cost-savings of $537 million a year when scaled nationally.
“Floridians deserve access to affordable, convenient transportation services, which is why I sponsored this legislation that our state has now chosen to embrace,” said Representative Daniel Perez. “With rising costs for health care, we must do everything we can to find innovative, affordable solutions, especially for our state’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Lyft is already an enrolled Medicaid provider in Arizona, following all new state regulations for nonemergency medical transportation. Lyft’s VP of Healthcare, Megan Callahan, said the company sees a natural connection between Medicaid patients looking for affordable and convenient rides and states trying to save money on the cost of nonemergency medical transportation.
“As Lyft continues to grow in the healthcare market, we welcome the opportunity to serve all Medicaid beneficiaries,” said Callahan, “Senator Brandes and Representative Perez have led the way in making it possible for more Floridians to reach their healthcare providers affordably and conveniently, and we thank Governor DeSantis for signing this important legislation into law. In the end, the people of Florida will benefit from this forward-thinking reform.”
To learn more about Lyft’s role in patient transportation, visit lyftbusiness.com/industries/healthcare.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Florida’s economy continues to remain strong and businesses are expanding to Florida, creating a strong private-sector job growth rate. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Private-Sector Job Growth Rate Remains Strong and Exceeds National Job Growth Rate
Associated Industries of Florida names Senator Doug Broxson
one of its 2019 award-winners for his leadership on AOB reform.
The Office of Senator Doug Broxson today announced that he is one of eight legislators receiving the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Champion for Business Award this year. [Read more…] about Broxson Named Champion of Business