§ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Broadcast burning: means the burning of agricultural or natural vegetation by allowing fire to move across a predetermined area of land. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Fire management services: means presuppression fireline plowing, prescribed burning assistance, contract prescribed burning, prescribed and wildfire management training, and other activities associated with prevention, detection, and suppression of wildfires. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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.
  • Fuel reduction: means the application of techniques that reduce vegetative fuels, and may include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical clearing, and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Open burning: means any outdoor fire or open combustion of material that produces visible emissions. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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: 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Wild land: means any public or private managed or unmanaged forest, urban/interface, pasture or range land, recreation lands, or any other land at risk of wildfire. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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