Bruce D. Platt
Bruce D. Platt
Partner 
106 East College Avenue
12th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
 
Tel:
850.224.9634
Fax:
850.222.0103
 
 

Bruce Platt has represented clients in the areas of health maintenance organization and insurer regulation, health care provider regulation and administrative law, representing clients before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Elder Affairs, and the Agency for Health Care Administration (both commercial and Medicaid for nearly 20 years. He has assisted healthcare providers, insurers and insurance-related companies with numerous applications and filings, including acquisition and certificate of authority applications for health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, reinsurers, prepaid limited health service organizations, third party administrators and discount medical plan organizations. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience in this area, he is able to help clients navigate through the complexities associated with the regulatory process. Bruce also monitors legislation and rule changes to ensure that he has the most current and comprehensive understanding of the issues and can provide clients with the most expeditious methods to address their goals.

Additionally, Bruce represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and rule development hearings and workshops, and he provides advice on strategic planning and government relations as well as regulatory and compliance issues as they arise. He also assists healthcare providers with licensing and compliance issues before the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Bruce worked several years in the medical technology field.
 

Assisted clients in obtaining Florida Certificates of Authority for various insurance related companies including Aetna Better Health, Sunshine State Health Plan and Citrus Health Care (HMO license), SilverScript Insurance Company (Medicare Part D insurer license), North American Title Insurance Company (title insurer license), National Farmers Union (property and casualty insurer license), a major investment banking company subsidiary (life settlement insurer license) and United Resources Network (DMPO license).
 
Currently serving as Executive Director and General Counsel to the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan.
 
Representation of companies, including almost half of the HMOs licensed in Florida, in disciplinary proceedings and with compliance issues.
 
Representation of institutional investors with regulatory issues associated with ownership of insurance entities.
 

The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2014, Listed in Florida for Health Care Law
 

 
American Health Lawyers Association, Author, "Congressional Budget Office Issues Report on Medicare Part D Beneficiary Spending Patterns," January 10, 2012
 
Aspatore Special Report, Understanding the Health Care Reform Bill: An Immediate Look at the Potential Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Co-Author, "Accountable Care Organizations: The Next Wave of Medicare Services," 2010
 
Westlaw Journal, Co-Author, "Florida v. HHS Takes Health Reform to High Court," December 2011
 
The Internet: New Opportunities, New Questions, Florida Underwriter, Volume 18, Number 4
 
Dispelling the Negative Myths of Managed Care: An Analysis of Anti-Managed Care Legislation and the Quality of Care Provided by Health Maintenance Organizations, Co-Author, FSU Law Review Vo. 23, No. 2
 
A Summary of the Health Care and Insurance Reform Act of 1993: Florida Blazes the Trail, FSU Law Review Vo. 21, No. 2
 
Negligent Retention and Hiring in Florida: Safety of Customers Versus Security of Employers, FSU Law Review Vo. 20, No. 3
 

Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Purchasing and Contracting Committee, Member, 2011
 
March of Dimes, Signature Chefs Auction, Event Vice Chair
 



Bruce D. Platt


Healthcare

Aetna Health, Inc.
AvMed, Inc.
Coventry Health Plan
Florida Association of Health Plans
Health First Health Plans, Inc.
Humana, Inc.
JMH Health Plan
SilverScript Insurance Company
Sunshine State Health Plans (Centene Corporation)
UnitedHealthcare
Capital Health Plans

J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1993; with high honors (third in class), Order of the Coif
B.S., Emory University, 1981; Biology

Florida
 
 
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