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Florida Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Florida.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Florida Commission On Human Relations
800.488.7082
www.fchr.state.fl.us

Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.451.4327
www.rehabworks.org

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Florida Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Health Choices
850.222.0933
www.myfloridachoices.org

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
850.413.3140
www.floir.com

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Florida
Florida Department of Financial Services
877.693.5236
www.myfloridacfo.com/

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Florida KidCare
888.540.5437
www.floridakidcare.org

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/fl/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
850.412.4000
https://ahca.myflorida.com/

Florida In-Home Support Services
www.apd.myflorida.com/planning-resources/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
SMMC LTC

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Florida SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
800.963.5337
http://www.floridashine.org

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
850.245.7105
www.fchr.state.fl.us/

Agency: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The maximum weekly benefit for 2020 is $275, payable for a maximum of 12 weeks. The main website for assistance with claims is http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants. Initial filings can be made online: https://fldeo-flwork-prod1.pegacloud.net/prweb/app/default/tHGV_g6FQZMSYakWUervaQ%28%28*/!STANDARD. Weekly claims for benefits can be made online: https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX. Frequently asked questions can be found here: http://floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/claimant-faqs. Claimants with difficulty using the online system can file by phone: 1-800-681-8102. You must have lost your job through no fault of your own, so you must not have quit for personal reasons or been terminated for misconduct. Claimants who are partially employed may apply if an employer cut the claimant’s hours against the claimant’s will.

Updates related to Florida Reemployment Benefits and Covid-19: https://covid19.floridajobs.org/ and http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/reemployment-assistance-center/new-individual-faq-includes-cares-act-final.pdf?sfvrsn=5f2547b0_6 and http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/general-information/covid-19-new

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

Florida Clinical Trial Compact

Phase II, Phase III, or Phase IV clinical trials are covered for cancer if the in-network physician recommends participation in the cancer clinical trial.

To be covered, the clinical trial must either involve a drug that is exempt under federal regulations from a new drug application or must be a trial that is approved by (1) A cooperative group or one of the National Institutes of Health; (2) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the form of an investigational new drug application; (3) U.S. Department of Defense; (4) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; (5) National Cancer Institute; or (6) An accredited institutional review board of any accredited school of medicine, nursing, or pharmacy or licensed children’s specialty hospital in Florida.

Applies to Health insurance providers who have signed the compact, voluntarily agreeing to provide this coverage. These providers include Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida, AvMed Health Plans, Vista Healthplan, Aetna, CIGNA, and UnitedHealth Group Florida.

Covers “Routine patient care costs” means the costs of health care services, including drugs, items, devices, and services that would be covered under the patient’s health plan if they were provided outside of a cancer clinical trial. (Effective July 1, 2010) (Current 7/2011)

http://www.bcbsfl.com/DocumentLibrary/Providers/Content/ClinicalTrial.pdf