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RE: [IP] Re: Insurance Problem With Avmed



Thank you - I did not know this.

I am a new pumper in Delray Beach Florida and am currently switching
insurance.  I am kind of getting the run around from Cigna HMO - but I will
keep you posted.

Bethany Benton

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Michael
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 10:26 PM
To: James W. Wheeler III
Cc: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Re: Insurance Problem With Avmed


> Another pumper in Miami is having problems with AvMed (HMO).  She
> say that they have informed her that durable supplies (in other
> words the tubing, needles, syringe for the pump) will only be
> covered up to $500 per year.  I do not know if other HMOs have been
> doing this or if other pumpers have had this problem but it may be
> something that we need to fight.  I hope to find out more tomorrow.
>
No fight is necessary, those items must be covered by law in the
state of Florida.

see:

http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/Legislation98/FL.asp

email @ redacted
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