Part I Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations 636.002 – 636.067
Part II Discount Plan Organizations 636.202 – 636.244

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 636 - Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations and Discount Plan Organizations

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Actuarial opinion: means an opinion issued by an actuary in accordance with Actuarial Standard of Practice No. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Actuarial study: means an analysis prepared for an individual facility, or consolidated for multiple facilities, for either a certified provider, as of a current valuation date or the most recent fiscal year, or for an applicant, as of a projected future valuation date, which includes an actuary's opinion as to whether such provider or applicant is in satisfactory actuarial balance in accordance with Actuarial Standard of Practice No. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Actuary: means an individual who is qualified to sign an actuarial opinion in accordance with the American Academy of Actuaries' qualification standards and who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Additive product: means any fuel supplement, oil supplement, or any other supplement product added to a motor vehicle for the purpose of increasing or enhancing the performance or improving the longevity of such motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Adverse determination: means a coverage determination by an organization that an admission, availability of care, continued stay, or other health care service has been reviewed and, based upon the information provided, does not meet the organization's requirements for medical necessity, appropriateness, health care setting, level of care or effectiveness, and coverage for the requested service is therefore denied, reduced, or terminated. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Advertising: means the dissemination of written, visual, or electronic information by a provider, or any person affiliated with or controlled by a provider, to potential residents or their representatives for the purpose of inducing such persons to subscribe to or enter into a contract for continuing care or continuing care at-home. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • advisory council: means the council established in…. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means any entity which exercises control over or is controlled by, the service warranty association or insurer, directly or indirectly, through:
    (a) Equity ownership of voting securities;
    (b) Common managerial control; or
    (c) Collusive participation by the management of the service warranty association or insurer or the affiliate. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Affiliate: means any entity that exercises control over or is controlled by the health maintenance organization, directly or indirectly, through:
    (a) Equity ownership of voting securities;
    (b) Common managerial control; or
    (c) Collusive participation by the management of the health maintenance organization and affiliate in the management of the health maintenance organization or the affiliate. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Affiliate: means any entity which exercises control over or is controlled by the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer, directly or indirectly, through:
    (a) Equity ownership of voting securities;
    (b) Common managerial control; or
    (c) Collusive participation by the management of the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer and affiliate in the management of the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer or the affiliate. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Aggregator site: means a website that provides access to information regarding insurance products from more than one insurer, including product and insurer information, for use in comparison shopping. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of consolidation, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto, including documents designated by the laws of this state as charters, and, in the case of a foreign corporation, documents equivalent to articles of incorporation in the jurisdiction of incorporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • association: as used in this chapter shall mean and include any foreign association that shall have qualified, in the manner permitted by this chapter, to transact business and acquire, hold, and dispose of property, and sue and be sued in this state. See Florida Statutes 622.02
  • association: means any person, other than an authorized insurer, issuing service warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: as used in this chapter , refers to the attorney in fact of a reciprocal insurer. See Florida Statutes 629.061
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bail bond agency: means :
    (a) The building where a licensee maintains an office and where all records required by ss. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Bail bond agent: means a limited surety agent or a professional bail bond agent as hereafter defined. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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.
  • Basic services: includes any of the following: emergency care, physician care other than hospital inpatient physician services, ambulatory diagnostic treatment, and preventive health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • 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
  • Benefit contract: means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by…. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Benefit member: means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Blanket travel insurance: means a policy of travel insurance issued to an eligible group providing coverage to all members of the eligible group without a separate charge to individual members of the eligible group. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Board: means the Florida Fire Safety Board. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which such group is designated, including, but not limited to, managers or trustees. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Cancellation fee waiver: means a contractual agreement between a supplier of travel services and its customer to waive some or all of the nonrefundable cancellation fee provisions of the supplier's underlying travel contract with or without regard to the reason for the cancellation or form of reimbursement. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Capitation: means the fixed amount paid by an HMO to a health care provider under contract with the health maintenance organization in exchange for the rendering of covered medical services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • care: means , pursuant to a contract, furnishing shelter and nursing care or personal services to a resident who resides in a facility, whether such nursing care or personal services are provided in the facility or in another setting designated in the contract for continuing care, by an individual not related by consanguinity or affinity to the resident, upon payment of an entrance fee. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Certificate: means the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Clinical peer: means a health care professional in the same or similar specialty as typically manages the medical condition, procedure, or treatment under review. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: means any expression of dissatisfaction by a subscriber, including dissatisfaction with the administration, claims practices, or provision of services, which relates to the quality of care provided by a provider pursuant to the organization's contract and which is submitted to the organization or to a state agency. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comprehensive health care services: means services, medical equipment, and supplies furnished by a provider, which may include, but which are not limited to, medical, surgical, and dental care; psychological, optometric, optic, chiropractic, podiatric, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical services; health education, preventive medical, rehabilitative, and home health services; inpatient and outpatient hospital services; extended care; nursing home care; convalescent institutional care; technical and professional clinical pathology laboratory services; laboratory and ambulance services; appliances, drugs, medicines, and supplies; and any other care, service, or treatment of disease, or correction of defects for human beings. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Concurrent review: means utilization review conducted during a patient's hospital stay or course of treatment. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Consumer product: means tangible property primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Contingency reserve: means a special premium reserve which is in addition to other premium reserves required by law and which is established for the protection of policyholders against the effect of adverse economic cycles. See Florida Statutes 635.011
  • Continuing care at-home: means , pursuant to a contract other than a contract described in subsection (5), furnishing to a resident who resides outside the facility the right to future access to shelter and nursing care or personal services, whether such services are provided in the facility or in another setting designated in the contract, by an individual not related by consanguinity or affinity to the resident, upon payment of an entrance fee. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contracting: means engaging in business as a contractor. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor I: means a contractor whose business includes the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service all types of fire protection systems, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor II: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, foam-water sprinkler systems, foam-water spray systems, standpipes, combination standpipes and sprinkler risers, all piping that is an integral part of the system beginning at the point of service as defined in this section, sprinkler tank heaters, air lines, thermal systems used in connection with sprinklers, and tanks and pumps connected thereto, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor III: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service carbon dioxide systems, foam extinguishing systems, dry chemical systems, and Halon and other chemical systems, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor IV: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service automatic fire sprinkler systems for detached one-family dwellings, detached two-family dwellings, and mobile homes, excluding preengineered systems and excluding single-family homes in cluster units, such as apartments, condominiums, and assisted living facilities or any building that is connected to other dwellings. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor V: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to fabricate, install, alter, repair, and service the underground piping for a fire protection system using water as the extinguishing agent beginning at the point of service as defined in this act and ending no more than 1 foot above the finished floor. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Controlling company: means any corporation, trust, or association that directly or indirectly owns 25 percent or more of:
    (a) The voting securities of one or more providers that are stock corporations; or
    (b) The ownership interest of one or more providers that are not stock corporations. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Copayment: means a specific dollar amount, except as otherwise provided for by statute, that the subscriber must pay upon receipt of covered health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • 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.
  • Corporation not for profit: means a corporation no part of the income or profit of which is distributable to its members, directors, or officers, except as otherwise provided under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Corrective order: means an order issued by the office which specifies corrective actions that the office determines are required in accordance with this chapter or commission rule. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days cash on hand: means the quotient obtained by dividing the value of paragraph (a) by the value of paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Debt service coverage ratio: means the quotient obtained by dividing the value of paragraph (a) by the value of paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discount plan: means a business arrangement or contract in which a person, in exchange for fees, dues, charges, or other consideration, provides access for plan members to providers of medical services and the right to receive medical services from those providers at a discount. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Discount plan organization: means an entity that, in exchange for fees, dues, charges, or other consideration, provides access for plan members to providers of medical services and the right to receive medical services from those providers at a discount. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • 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:
  • Distribution: means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors, or officers. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal within the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation not for profit, subject to the provisions of this chapter, except a foreign corporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency medical condition: means :
    (a) A medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain or other acute symptoms, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
  • Emergency medical condition: means :
    (a) A medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain or other acute symptoms, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
  • Emergency services and care: means medical screening, examination, and evaluation by a physician, or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by other appropriate personnel under the supervision of a physician, to determine if an emergency medical condition exists and, if it does, the care, treatment, or surgery for a covered service by a physician necessary to relieve or eliminate the emergency medical condition, within the service capability of a hospital. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Emergency services and care: means medical screening, examination, and evaluation by a physician or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by other appropriate personnel under the supervision of a physician, to determine if an emergency medical condition exists, and if it does, the care, treatment, or surgery for a covered service by a physician necessary to relieve or eliminate the emergency medical condition within the service capability of a hospital. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • employment: means any service performed by a firefighter employee for the firefighter employer. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: means any legal entity with continuing existence, including, but not limited to, a corporation, association, trust, or partnership. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Entrance fee: means an initial or deferred payment of a sum of money or property made as full or partial payment for continuing care or continuing care at-home. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facility: means a place where continuing care is furnished and may include one or more physical plants on a primary or contiguous site or an immediately accessible site. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fire extinguisher: means a cylinder that:
    (a) Is portable and can be carried or is on wheels. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire hydrant: means a connection to a water main, elevated water tank, or other source of water for the purpose of supplying water to a fire hose or other fire protection apparatus for fire suppression operations. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire protection system: means a system individually designed to protect the interior or exterior of a specific building or buildings, structure, or other special hazard from fire. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire service provider: means a municipality or county, the state, the division, or any political subdivision of the state, including authorities and special districts, that employs firefighters or uses volunteer firefighters to provide fire extinguishment or fire prevention services for the protection of life and property. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Special Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firefighter employee: means a firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or individual providing support services who is engaged in any employment, public or private, under any appointment or contract of hire or apprenticeship, express or implied, oral or written, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, responding to or assisting with fire or medical emergencies, regardless of whether on duty, except those appointed under…. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Firefighter employer: means the state and all political subdivisions of this state, all public and quasi-public corporations in this state, and a person carrying on any employment for this state, political subdivisions of this state, and public and quasi-public corporations in this state which employs firefighter employees, except those appointed under…. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Firesafety inspector: means an individual who holds a current and valid Fire Safety Inspector Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • 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
  • foreign association: as used in this chapter shall mean and include any unincorporated joint stock association for profit, created and existing under the laws of any state other than this state, or of the District of Columbia, or of any territory or possession of the United States, engaged in any business or businesses other than the banking, trust, or insurance business, and having written articles of association, capital stock divided into shares, and a name including the word "company" or "association" or "society"; but shall not mean nor include any unincorporated association, company or group of persons engaged in the banking, trust, or insurance business. See Florida Statutes 622.02
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation not for profit organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fulfillment materials: means documentation sent to the purchaser of a travel protection plan confirming the purchase and providing the travel protection plan's coverage and assistance details. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Geographic area: means the county or counties, or any portion of a county or counties, within which the health maintenance organization provides or arranges for comprehensive health care services to be available to its subscribers. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Geographic area: means the county or counties, or any portion of a county or counties, within which the health maintenance organization provides or arranges for comprehensive health care services to be available to its subscribers. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grievance: means a written complaint submitted by or on behalf of a subscriber to an organization or a state agency regarding the:
    (a) Availability, coverage for the delivery, or quality of health care services, including a complaint regarding an adverse determination made pursuant to utilization review;
    (b) Claims payment, handling, or reimbursement for health care services; or
    (c) Matters pertaining to the contractual relationship between a subscriber and an organization. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Gross income: means the total amount of revenue received in connection with business-related activity. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Gross written premiums: means the total amount of premiums, paid for the entire period of the home warranty, inclusive of commissions, for which the association is obligated under home warranties issued. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Gross written premiums: means the total amount of premiums, paid or to be paid by the consumer for the entire period of the service warranty inclusive of commissions, for which the association is obligated under service warranties issued. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Guaranteeing organization: is a n organization that is domiciled in the United States; that has authorized service of process against it; and that has appointed the Chief Financial Officer as its agent for service of process issuing upon any cause of action arising in this state, based upon any guarantee entered into under this part. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Guaranteeing organization: means an organization that is domiciled in the United States; that has authorized service of process against it; and that has appointed the Chief Financial Officer as its agent for service of process in connection with any cause of action arising in this state, based upon any guarantee entered into under this part. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Health care risk contract: means a contract under which an individual or entity receives consideration or other compensation in an amount greater than 1 percent of the health maintenance organization's annual gross written premium in exchange for providing to the health maintenance organization a provider network or other services, which may include administrative services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Health care services: means comprehensive health care services, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Health maintenance contract: means any contract entered into by a health maintenance organization with a subscriber or group of subscribers to provide coverage for comprehensive health care services in exchange for a prepaid per capita or prepaid aggregate fixed sum. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Health maintenance organization: means any organization authorized under this part which:
    (a) Provides, through arrangements with other persons, emergency care, inpatient hospital services, physician care including care provided by physicians licensed under chapters 458, 459, 460, and 461, ambulatory diagnostic treatment, and preventive health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Highway: means every way or place of whatever nature within the state open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular traffic and includes public streets, alleys, roadways, or driveways upon grounds of colleges, universities, and institutions and other ways open to travel by the public, notwithstanding that the same have been temporarily closed for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, maintenance, or repair. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Home warranty association: means any corporation or any other organization, other than an authorized insurer, issuing home warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Hot zone: means the area immediately around an incident where serious threat of harm exists, which includes the collapse zone for a structure fire. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • immediately accessible site: means a parcel of real property separated by a reasonable distance from the facility as measured along public thoroughfares, and the term "primary or contiguous site" means the real property contemplated in the feasibility study required by this chapter. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Impaired: means having liabilities in excess of assets. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Impaired: means having liabilities in excess of assets. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • impairment: means that either of the following has occurred:
    (a) A provider has failed to maintain its minimum liquid reserve as required under…. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insolvency: means that all the statutory assets of the health maintenance organization, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that the health maintenance organization is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • insolvency: means the inability of a prepaid health clinic to discharge its liabilities as they become due in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Insolvency: means the condition in which a provider is unable to pay its obligations as they come due in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Insolvent: means the inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Insolvent: means unable to pay debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Insurance code: means the Florida Insurance Code. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Insurance code: means the Florida Insurance Code as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Insurer: means any domestic, foreign, or alien surety company which has been authorized to transact surety business in this state. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Insurer: means any property or casualty insurer duly authorized to transact such business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Insurer: means any property or casualty insurer duly authorized to transact such business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Insurer: means any property or casualty insurer duly authorized to transact such business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • 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.
  • Keeping: means possessing, holding, retaining, maintaining, or having habitually in stock for sale. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Laws: shall mean the society's articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, however designated. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Layout: means the layout of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinkler heads, sizing of pipe, hanger locations, and hydraulic calculations in accordance with the design concepts established through the Responsibility Rules adopted by the Board of Professional Engineers. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • 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.
  • Licensed: means that a provider has obtained a certificate of authority from the office. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited lines travel insurance producer: means :
    (a) A licensed or third-party administrator;
    (b) A licensed insurance producer, including a limited lines producer; or
    (c) A travel administrator. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Limited surety agent: means any individual appointed by an insurer by power of attorney to execute or countersign bail bonds in connection with judicial proceedings who receives or is promised money or other things of value therefor. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Listing period: means the period of time residential property is listed for sale with a licensed real estate broker, beginning on the date the residence is first listed for sale and ending on either the date the sale of the residence is closed, the date the residence is taken off the market, or the date the listing contract with the real estate broker expires. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lodge: shall mean subordinate member units of the society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • management company: means a person who administers the day-to-day business operations of a facility for a provider, subject to the policies, directives, and oversight of the provider. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Managing general agent: means any individual, partnership, association, or corporation appointed or employed by an insurer to supervise or manage the bail bond business written in this state by limited surety agents appointed by the insurer. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Manufacture: means the compounding, combining, producing, or making of anything or the working of anything by hand, by machinery, or by any other agency into forms suitable for use. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Manufacturer: means any entity or its affiliate which:
    (a) Derives a majority of its revenues from products manufactured, built, assembled, constructed, or produced under a product name wholly controlled by the applicant or an affiliate thereof;
    (b) Issues service warranties only for consumer products manufactured, built, assembled, constructed, or produced under a product name wholly controlled by the applicant or an affiliate thereof;
    (c) Is listed and traded on a recognized stock exchange, is listed in NASDAQ (National Association of Security Dealers Automated Quotation system) and publicly traded in the over-the-counter securities markets, is required to file either of Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, or Form 20-G with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or whose American Depository Receipts are listed on a recognized stock exchange and publicly traded;
    (d) Maintains outstanding debt obligations, if any, rated in the top four rating categories by a recognized rating service;
    (e) Has and maintains at all times, a minimum net worth of at least $10 million as evidenced by certified financial statements prepared by an independent certified public accountant in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; and
    (f) Is authorized to do business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Marketer: means a person or entity that markets, promotes, sells, or distributes a discount plan, including a private label entity that places its name on and markets or distributes a discount plan but does not operate a discount plan. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Medical services: means any care, service, or treatment of illness or dysfunction of, or injury to, the human body, including, but not limited to, physician care, inpatient care, hospital surgical services, emergency services, ambulance services, dental care services, vision care services, mental health services, substance abuse services, chiropractic services, podiatric care services, laboratory services, and medical equipment and supplies. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Member: means any person who pays fees, dues, charges, or other consideration for the right to receive the purported benefits of a discount plan. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Member: means one having membership rights in a corporation in accordance with the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws or the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Minimum firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements adopted pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Minimum Standards Course: means training of at least 360 hours as prescribed by rule adopted by the division which is required to obtain a Firefighter Certificate of Compliance under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage guaranty insurance: means a form of casualty insurance insuring lenders against:
    (a) Financial loss by reason of nonpayment of principal, interest, and other sums agreed to be paid under the terms of any note, bond, or other evidence of indebtedness secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other instrument constituting a lien or charge on real estate which contains a residential building or a building designed to be occupied for industrial or commercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 635.011
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means any device propelled by power other than muscular power in, upon, or by which any individual or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except a device moved or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Motor vehicle: means :
    (a) A self-propelled device operated solely or primarily upon roadways to transport people or property, or the component part of such a self-propelled device, except such term does not include any self-propelled vehicle, or component part of such vehicle, which:
  • Motor vehicle manufacturer: means an entity that:
    (a) Manufactures or produces motor vehicles and sells motor vehicles under its own name or label;
    (b) Is a subsidiary of an entity that manufactures or produces motor vehicles; or
    (c) Is a corporation that owns 100 percent of an entity that manufactures or produces motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • motor vehicle service agreement: includes any contract or agreement that provides:
    (a) For the coverage or protection defined in this subsection and which is issued or provided in conjunction with an additive product applied to the motor vehicle that is the subject of such contract or agreement;
    (b) For payment of vehicle protection expenses. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Net assets: means the amount by which the total statutory assets exceed total liability, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the service agreement company shall not be included in net assets. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Net assets: means the amount by which the total statutory assets of an association exceed the total liabilities of the association. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Net assets: means total statutory assets in excess of liabilities, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the service warranty association shall not be included in net assets. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • 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.
  • Nursing care: means those services or acts rendered to a resident by an individual licensed or certified pursuant to chapter 464. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligated group: means one or more entities that jointly agree to be bound by a financing structure containing security provisions and covenants applicable to the group. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Occupancy: means the total number of occupied independent living units, assisted living units, and skilled nursing beds in a facility divided by the total number of units and beds in that facility, excluding units and beds that are unavailable to market or that are reserved by prospective residents. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Organization: means any health maintenance organization as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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 individual and entity. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Person: includes an individual, company, corporation, association, insurer, agent, and every other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Person: includes an individual, company, corporation, association, insurer, agent, and any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • 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.
  • place of employment: means the physical location at which the firefighter employee is employed or deployed. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preengineered system: means a fire suppression system which:
  • Premium: means the total amount paid by the agreement holder. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Premium: means the total consideration received, or to be received, by an insurer or home warranty association for or related to the issuance and delivery of any binder or warranty, including any charges designated as assessments or fees for policies, surveys, inspections, or service or any other charges. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Premium: means the total amount paid by the consumer, including any charges designated as assessments or fees for membership, policy, survey, inspection, finance, service, or other charges by the association. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Premiums: means premiums, rates, dues, or other required contributions, by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Prepaid health clinic: means any organization authorized under this part which provides, either directly or through arrangements with other persons, basic services to persons enrolled with such organization, on a prepaid per capita or prepaid aggregate fixed-sum basis, including those basic services which subscribers might reasonably require to maintain good health. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Prepaid health clinic contract: means any contract entered into by a prepaid health clinic with a subscriber or group of subscribers to provide any of the basic services in exchange for a prepaid per capita or prepaid aggregate fixed sum. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Primary bail bond agent: means a licensed bail bond agent who is responsible for the overall operation and management of a bail bond agency location and whose responsibilities include hiring and supervising all individuals within that location. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • 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.
  • Professional bail bond agent: means any person who pledges United States currency, United States postal money orders, or cashier's checks as security for a bail bond in connection with a judicial proceeding and receives or is promised therefor money or other things of value. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider: means any person or institution that is contracted, directly or indirectly, with a discount plan organization to provide medical services to members. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Provider: means any physician, hospital, or other institution, organization, or person that furnishes health care services and is licensed or otherwise authorized to practice in the state. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Provider: means any physician or person other than a hospital that furnishes health care services and is licensed or authorized to practice in this state. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Provider: means any physician, hospital, or other institution, organization, or person that furnishes health care services and is licensed or otherwise authorized to practice in the state. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Provider: means the owner or operator, whether a natural person, partnership or other unincorporated association, however organized, trust, or corporation, of an institution, building, residence, or other place, whether operated for profit or not, which owner or operator provides continuing care or continuing care at-home for a fixed or variable fee, or for any other remuneration of any type, whether fixed or variable, for the period of care, payable in a lump sum or lump sum and monthly maintenance charges or in installments. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Provider network: means an entity that negotiates on behalf of more than one provider with a discount plan organization to provide medical services to members. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Provider service network: means a network authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means the unit charge by which the measure of exposure in a service agreement is multiplied to determine the premium. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Records: means all documents; correspondence; and financial, directory, and personnel information and data maintained by a provider pursuant to this chapter, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Regulatory action level event: means that any two of the following have occurred:
    (a) The provider's debt service coverage ratio is less than the greater of the minimum ratio specified in the provider's bond covenants or lending agreement for long-term financing or 1. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Reporting period: means the annual calendar year accounting period or any part thereof. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Reporting period: means the particular span of time by or for which accounts are redeemed on an annualized basis. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Resident: means a purchaser of, a nominee of, or a subscriber to a continuing care or continuing care at-home contract. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retrospective review: means a review, for coverage purposes, of medical necessity conducted after services have been provided to a patient. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Road hazard: means a danger that is encountered while operating a motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Rules: shall mean all rules, regulations, or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Sale: means the act of selling; the act whereby the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for a sum of money or, loosely, for any consideration. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Sales representative: means any person with whom an insurer or home inspection or warranty association has a contract and who is utilized by such insurer or association for the purpose of selling or issuing home warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Sales representative: means any person, retail store, corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship utilized by an insurer or service warranty association for the purpose of selling or issuing service warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • Salesperson: means any dealership, corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship employed or otherwise retained by an insurer or motor vehicle service agreement company for the purpose of selling or issuing motor vehicle service agreements or for the purpose of soliciting or retaining other salespersons. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Schedule of reimbursements: means a schedule of fees to be paid by a health maintenance organization to a physician provider for reimbursement for specific services pursuant to the terms of a contract. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • service agreement: means any contract or agreement indemnifying the service agreement holder for the motor vehicle listed on the service agreement and arising out of the ownership, operation, and use of the motor vehicle against loss caused by failure of any mechanical or other component part, or any mechanical or other component part that does not function as it was originally intended; however, nothing in this part shall prohibit or affect the giving, free of charge, of the usual performance guarantees by manufacturers or dealers in connection with the sale of motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • service agreement company: means any corporation, sole proprietorship, or partnership (other than an authorized insurer) issuing motor vehicle service agreements. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Service warranty: means any warranty, guaranty, extended warranty or extended guaranty, maintenance service contract equal to or greater than 1 year in length or which does not meet the exemption in paragraph (a), 1contract agreement, or other written promise for a specific duration to perform the repair, replacement, or maintenance of a consumer product, or for indemnification for repair, replacement, or maintenance, for operational or structural failure due to a defect in materials or workmanship, normal wear and tear, power surge, or accidental damage from handling in return for the payment of a segregated charge by the consumer; however:
    (a) Maintenance service contracts written for less than 1 year which do not contain provisions for indemnification and which do not provide a discount to the consumer for any combination of parts and labor in excess of 20 percent during the effective period of such contract, motor vehicle service agreements, transactions exempt under…. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • 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.
  • Shelter: means an independent living unit, room, apartment, cottage, villa, personal care unit, nursing bed, or other living area within a facility set aside for the exclusive use of one or more identified residents. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Society: shall mean fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated. See Florida Statutes 632.604
  • Sprinkler system: means a type of fire protection system, manual or automatic, using water as an extinguishing agent and installed in accordance with applicable National Fire Protection Association standards. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Statutory accounting principles: means accounting principles as defined in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual as of 2002. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Structural component: means the roof, plumbing system, electrical system, foundation, basement, walls, ceilings, or floors of a home. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Subscriber: means an entity or individual who has contracted, or on whose behalf a contract has been entered into, with a health maintenance organization for health care coverage or other persons who also receive health care coverage as a result of the contract. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Subscriber: means an individual who has contracted, or on whose behalf a contract has been entered into, with a prepaid health clinic for health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Subscriber: means an individual who has contracted, or on whose behalf a contract has been entered into, with a health maintenance organization for health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Support services: means those activities that a fire service provider has trained an individual to perform safely outside the hot zone of an emergency scene, including pulling hoses, opening and closing fire hydrants, driving and operating apparatus, carrying tools, carrying or moving equipment, directing traffic, manning a resource pool, or similar activities. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Surplus: means total statutory assets in excess of total liabilities, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the health maintenance organization shall not be included in surplus. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Surplus: means total unencumbered assets in excess of total liabilities. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Surplus notes: means debt that has been guaranteed by the United States Government or its agencies or debt that has been subordinated to all claims of subscribers and general creditors of the prepaid health clinic. See Florida Statutes 641.402
  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal of a license, certificate, or permit issued pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Temporary bail bond agent: means a person employed by a bail bond agent or agency, insurer, or managing general agent, and such licensee has the same authority as a licensed bail bond agent, including presenting defendants in court; apprehending, arresting, and surrendering defendants to the proper authorities, while accompanied by a supervising bail bond agent or an agent from the same agency; and keeping defendants under necessary surveillance. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transportation: means the conveying or carrying of property from one place to another by motor vehicle (except a motor vehicle subject to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Travel administrator: means a person who directly or indirectly underwrites policies for; collects charges, collateral, or premiums from; or adjusts or settles claims made by residents of this state in connection with travel insurance, except that a person is not considered a travel administrator if the person is:
    (a) A person working for a travel administrator, to the extent that the person's activities are subject to the supervision and control of the travel administrator;
    (b) An insurance producer selling insurance or engaged in administrative and claims-related activities within the scope of the producer's license;
    (c) A travel retailer, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Travel assistance services: means noninsurance services for which the consumer is not indemnified based on a fortuitous event, and the provision of which does not result in the transfer or shifting of risk which would constitute the business of insurance. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Travel insurance: means insurance coverage for personal risks incidental to planned travel, including:
    (a) Interruption or cancellation of trip or event;
    (b) Loss of baggage or personal effects;
    (c) Damages to accommodations or rental vehicles;
    (d) Sickness, accident, disability, or death occurring during travel;
    (e) Emergency evacuation;
    (f) Repatriation of remains; or
    (g) Any other contractual obligations to indemnify or pay a specified amount to the traveler upon determinable contingencies related to travel, as determined by the office. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Travel protection plan: means a plan that provides one or more of the following: travel insurance, travel assistance services, and cancellation fee waivers. See Florida Statutes 647.02
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unearned gross written premium: means that portion of the gross written premium which has not been amortized or earned on a pro rata basis. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Unearned premium: means that portion of the gross written premium which has not been earned on a straight pro rata basis. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Unearned premium reserve: means unencumbered assets equal to 50 percent of the unearned premium. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Uniform firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements for the protection of life and property from loss by fire which shall be met by every building and structure specified in…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Urgent grievance: means an adverse determination when the standard timeframe of the grievance procedure would seriously jeopardize the life or health of a subscriber or would jeopardize the subscriber's ability to regain maximum function. See Florida Statutes 641.47
  • Use: means application, employment; that enjoyment of property which consists of its employment, occupation, exercise, or practice. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Vehicle protection expenses: means a preestablished flat amount payable for the loss of or damage to a vehicle or expenses incurred by the service agreement holder for loss or damage to a covered vehicle, including, but not limited to, applicable deductibles under a motor vehicle insurance policy; temporary vehicle rental expenses; expenses for a replacement vehicle that is at least the same year, make, and model of the stolen motor vehicle; sales taxes or registration fees for a replacement vehicle that is at least the same year, make, and model of the stolen vehicle; or other incidental expenses specified in the agreement. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Vehicle protection product: means a product or system installed or applied to a motor vehicle or designed to prevent the theft of the motor vehicle or assist in the recovery of the stolen motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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
  • Volunteer firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Volunteer Firefighter Certificate of Completion issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Warrantor: means any person engaged in the sale of service warranties and deriving not more than 50 percent of its gross income from the sale of service warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • warranty: means any contract or agreement whereby a person undertakes to indemnify the warranty holder against the cost of repair or replacement, or actually furnishes repair or replacement, of any structural component or appliance of a home, necessitated by wear and tear or an inherent defect of any such structural component or appliance or necessitated by the failure of an inspection to detect the likelihood of any such loss. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Warranty seller: means any person engaged in the sale of service warranties and deriving more than 50 percent of its gross income from the sale of service warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.401
  • 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