§ 627.651 Group contracts and plans of self-insurance must meet group requirements
§ 627.6512 Exemption of certain group health insurance policies
§ 627.6513 Scope
§ 627.6515 Out-of-state groups
§ 627.6516 Trustee groups
§ 627.652 Group health insurance; definitions
§ 627.6525 Short-term health insurance
§ 627.653 Employee groups
§ 627.654 Labor union, association, and small employer health alliance groups
§ 627.655 Debtor groups
§ 627.6551 Teacher and student groups
§ 627.656 Additional groups
§ 627.6561 Preexisting conditions
§ 627.65612 Limit on preexisting conditions
§ 627.65615 Special enrollment periods
§ 627.6562 Dependent coverage
§ 627.65625 Prohibiting discrimination against individual participants and beneficiaries based on health status
§ 627.65626 Insurance rebates for healthy lifestyles
§ 627.6563 Full-time employment defined
§ 627.657 Provisions of group health insurance policies
§ 627.6571 Guaranteed renewability of coverage
§ 627.6572 Pharmacy benefit manager contracts
§ 627.65735 Nondiscrimination of coverage for surgical procedures
§ 627.65736 Coverage for organ transplants
§ 627.6574 Maternity care
§ 627.65745 Diabetes treatment services
§ 627.6575 Coverage for newborn children
§ 627.65755 Dental procedures; anesthesia and hospitalization coverage
§ 627.6577 Dental care
§ 627.6578 Coverage for natural-born, adopted, and foster children; children in insured’s custodial care
§ 627.6579 Coverage for child health supervision services
§ 627.658 Use of dividends, refunds, rate reductions, commissions, service fees; premium rates
§ 627.659 Blanket health insurance; eligible groups
§ 627.660 Conditions and provisions of blanket health insurance policies
§ 627.661 School accident insurance claims; policy service
§ 627.6612 Coverage for surgical procedures and devices incident to mastectomy
§ 627.66121 Coverage for length of stay and outpatient postsurgical care
§ 627.66122 Requirements with respect to breast cancer and routine followup care
§ 627.6613 Coverage for mammograms
§ 627.6615 Children with disabilities; continuation of coverage under group policy
§ 627.6616 Coverage for ambulatory surgical center service
§ 627.6617 Coverage for home health care services
§ 627.6618 Payment of acupuncture benefits to certified acupuncturists
§ 627.6619 Massage
§ 627.662 Other provisions applicable
§ 627.6621 Advanced practice registered nurse services
§ 627.663 Franchise health insurance
§ 627.664 Assignment of incidents of ownership in group, blanket, or franchise health policies
§ 627.6645 Notification of cancellation, expiration, nonrenewal, or change in rates
§ 627.6646 Cancellation or nonrenewal prohibited
§ 627.6648 Shared savings incentive program
§ 627.6651 Replacement or termination of group, blanket, or franchise health policy or contract; liability of prior insurer
§ 627.666 Liability of succeeding insurer on replacement of group, blanket, or franchise health insurance policy
§ 627.667 Extension of benefits
§ 627.6675 Conversion on termination of eligibility
§ 627.668 Optional coverage for mental and nervous disorders required; exception
§ 627.6686 Coverage for individuals with autism spectrum disorder required; exception
§ 627.669 Optional coverage required for substance abuse impaired persons; exception
§ 627.6691 Coverage for osteoporosis screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management
§ 627.66911 Required coverage for cleft lip and cleft palate
§ 627.6692 Florida Health Insurance Coverage Continuation Act
§ 627.6698 Attorney’s fees
§ 627.6699 Employee Health Care Access Act
§ 627.66996 Restrictions on use of state and federal funds for state exchanges
§ 627.66997 Stop-loss insurance

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 627 > Part VII - Group, Blanket, and Franchise Health Insurance Policies

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agent: means any person who, on behalf of any citrus fruit dealer, negotiates the consignment, purchase, or sale of citrus fruit, or weighs citrus fruit so that the weight thereof may be used in computing the amount to be paid therefor. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the Board of Accountancy. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating the sale or purchase of citrus fruit for others. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Cash buyer: means any person who purchases citrus fruit in this state from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Certified public accountant: means an individual who holds a license to practice public accounting in this state or an individual who is practicing public accounting in this state pursuant to the practice privilege granted in…. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit dealer: means any consignor, commission merchant, consignment shipper, cash buyer, broker, association, cooperative association, express or gift fruit shipper, or person who in any manner makes or attempts to make money or other thing of value on citrus fruit in any manner whatsoever, other than of growing or producing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus hybrids: includes , but is not limited to, hybrids between or among sour orange (C. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus producing area: means that part or parts of the state in which citrus fruit is grown or produced. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Coloring matter: means any dye, or any liquid or concentrate or material containing a dye or materials that react to form a dye, used or intended to be used for the purpose of enhancing the color of citrus fruit by the addition of artificial color to the peel thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission: means the Florida Citrus Commission as head of the department. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission merchant: means any person engaged in the business of receiving any citrus fruit for sale on commission for or on behalf of another. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concentrated products: means :
    (a) Frozen citrus fruit juice that has a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is kept at a sufficiently freezing temperature to ensure preservation of the product; or
    (b) Citrus fruit juice that is sealed in hermetically sealed containers at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is sufficiently processed by heat to ensure preservation of the product. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignment shipper: means any person who contracts with the producer of citrus fruit for the marketing thereof for the sole account and risk of such producer and who agrees to pay such producer the net proceeds derived from such sale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignor: means any person, other than a producer, who ships or delivers to any commission merchant or dealer any citrus fruit for handling, sale, or resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Department of Agriculture: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Certified Public Accounting. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Firm: means any legal entity that is engaged in the practice of public accounting. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grapefruit: means the fruit Citrus paradisi Macf. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • group health insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing health insurance benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Handler: means any person engaged within this state in the business of distributing citrus fruit in the primary channel of trade or any person engaged as a processor in the business of processing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insurance: include the benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oranges: means the fruit Citrus sinensis Osbeck, commonly called sweet oranges. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Packinghouse: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is packed or otherwise prepared for market or shipment in fresh form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation, trust, estate, or other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Primary channel of trade: means the routes through which citrus fruit is marketed. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processor: means any person engaged within this state in the business of canning, concentrating, or otherwise processing citrus fruit for market other than for shipment in fresh fruit form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Program: means any one or more of the school food and nutrition service programs that the department has responsibility over including, but not limited to, the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and any other program that relates to school nutrition. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public accounting: means :
    (a) Offering to perform or performing for the public one or more types of services involving the expression of an opinion on financial statements, the attestation as an expert in accountancy to the reliability or fairness of presentation of financial information, the utilization of any form of opinion or financial statements that provide a level of assurance, the utilization of any form of disclaimer of opinion which conveys an assurance of reliability as to matters not specifically disclaimed, or the expression of an opinion on the reliability of an assertion by one party for the use by a third party;
    (b) Offering to perform or performing for the public one or more types of services involving the use of accounting skills, or one or more types of tax, management advisory, or consulting services, by any person who is a certified public accountant who holds an active license, issued pursuant to this chapter, or who is authorized to practice public accounting pursuant to the practice privileges granted in…. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • School breakfast program: means a program authorized by…. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • School district: means any of the 67 county school districts, including the respective district school board. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shipper: means any person engaged in shipping, or causing to be shipped, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • shipping: means to move, or cause to be moved, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce by rail, truck, boat, airplane, or any other means. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Sponsor: means any entity that is conducting a program under a current agreement with the department. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summer nutrition program: means one or more of the programs authorized under 42 U. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Tangerines: means the fruit Citrus reticulata Blanco, commonly called tangerines. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uniform Accountancy Act: means the Uniform Accountancy Act, Seventh Edition, dated May 2014 and published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Universal school breakfast program: means a program that makes breakfast available at no cost to all students regardless of their household income. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01