Statement from CEO Rose Naff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – “I want to thank Senator Aaron Bean for his leadership during the start-up of Florida’s Insurance Marketplace. Under his guidance and direction, he has helped establish the foundation where Florida businesses will soon be able to choose employee healthcare options and plans that best fit their needs and budgets.

“Due to his new role as state senator, he is stepping down as the Florida Health Choices board chair effective December 31, 2012. At our annual meeting on January 22, 2013, we will elect a new chair and slate of officers for the Florida Health Choices board. Vice Chair Sherri Meadows will preside over the meeting and our board members remain excited and focused on the launch of Florida’s Insurance Marketplace in 2013.

“We are making significant progress, as agents continue to enroll and we bring on additional insurance providers and vendors to serve Florida small businesses and their employees. I am pleased with the direction we are heading and grateful for Senator Bean’s leadership, which helped bring us to this point.”