To All Health Insurers, Managed Care Organizations, and Other Health Entities Authorized to do Business in Florida
This notice is a reminder that all health insurers, managed care organizations, and other health entities must comply with provisions of section 252.358, Florida Statutes, which allows for early prescription refills in the event the Governor issues an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency. This mandate remains in effect until the Governor’s Executive Order is rescinded or expires. Please be governed accordingly.
DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency for 34 counties in the potential
path of Subtropical Storm Nicole. The 34 counties are: Brevard, Broward,
Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk,
Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia. Executive Order 22-253 is available here.
In accordance with section 252.358, Florida Statutes, emergency-preparedness prescription medication refills:
This section does not excuse or exempt an insured or subscriber from compliance with all other terms of the policy or contract providing prescription medication coverage.
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