9400 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
Mark R. LaBorde
Southeast regional general manager
AvMed serves 240,000 members through a list of health coverage plans to large and small employer groups throughout the state. A SantaFe HealthCare company, AvMed also encourages good health and wellness through a range of preventive care services. The National Research Corp. ranked AvMed the health plan with the highest customer care in Florida.
Year founded 1969
Medical, dental, payroll solutions, premium-only plans, consumer-driven health care options
Originally formed as a prepaid health care system for pilots.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida/Health Options
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Jeffrey Bross, Vice president
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is a not-for-profit, policyholder-owned mutual company. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. It recently launched new low-cost family and individual plans and promotes the advancement of health and well-being of Florida’s citizens.
Year founded 1944
Key products BlueEdge HSA, Blue Choice PPO, BlueEdge Wellness Rewards HCA, BlueExtras, Blue Care Connection, BlueCare Freedom Dental
Humana Medical Plan3501 S.W. 160th Ave.
Miramar, FL 33027
Michael A. Seltzer, CEO
About Humana is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.
Year founded 1987
Key products HMO, POS, CoverageFirst, PPO, Smart Suite, HDHP
Preferred Medical Plan
4950 S.W. East St.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tamera Meyerson, President and CEO
About The Preferred Medical Plan serves residents in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The company is the oldest independently owned licensed HMO in Florida and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. Members can select from coverage that includes routine office visits, specialty care, generic prescription drugs, maternity coverage and more.
Year founded 1975
Key products HMO, Medicaid, dental HMO, vision HMO, hospitalization plan
Notable Offers a vision and dental plan
UnitedHealthcare of Florida
13621 N.W. 12th St.
Sunrise, FL 33323
Daniel Rosenthal, CEO
About UnitedHealthcare of Florida has a nationwide network of 560,000 physicians and other care professionals, 80,000 dentists and 4,800 hospitals. The company offers a health and wellness program to help members prevent chronic illness, while promoting health and well-being. Members and employers may also purchase optional benefits.
Year founded 1973
Key products Health savings accounts, high deductibles, short-term medical, Choice HMO, Choice Plus
Vista Health Plan
1340 Concord Terrace
Sunrise, FL 33323
Christopher A. Ciano, CEO
About Vista offers an array of health benefit plans and products including health maintenance organization (HMO), preferred provider organization (PPO) and point-of-service (POS). Vista customers include employer groups of all sizes — small businesses, large local companies, municipalities and state government.
Year founded 2000
Key products HMO, POS, PPO, Medicare, Medicade, Florida Healthy Kids Plan
Notable Company revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2005 and membership is nearly 300,000.
Brown & Brown Insurance
5900 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Mike Gill, President
About Brown & Brown is the sixth-largest independent insurance intermediary organization in the world. The company has more than 170 offices in 38 states. The company and its subsidiaries offer insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third-party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs.
Year founded 1939
Key products Risk management, third-party administration, Medicare services, among others
Brown & Brown Insurance— HBA Division
2500 N.W. 79th Ave., Suite 101
Miami, FL 33122
William E. Beckham, Profit center leader
About The HBA Division of Brown & Brown insurance specializes in asset protection, financial services and risk management consulting. The company is committed to service and insurance solutions and has deep expertise working with distributors, manufacturers and construction companies.
Year founded 1932
Key products Bonds, property & casualty, health, life & benefits, professional employer organization, personal insurance products