Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (FCFEP)

Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (FCFEP) conducts independent research, develops new ideas, and advises policymakers on state fiscal and economic policy. The Center pays close attention to how policy impacts low- and moderate-income individuals, families and neighborhoods, workers and small businesses. The Center works toward public awareness of the need to adequately fund programs that improve opportunities, choices, quality of life outcomes and the economic well-being of all Floridians, especially children. FCFEP’s advocacy work includes publishing independent research, identifying new ideas, and advising policymakers on emerging state health coverage issues. See below for more information about FCFEP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • Watch What You Read! FCFEP Released Brief on OIR's Misleading Price Estimates for Premiums

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    FL: The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (FCFEP) released an issue brief highlighting flaws in the Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) estimate of Individual Market Premium. According to the Issue Brief, “the information provided by OIR provides no credible comparison of the impact of (the Affordable Care Act) on rates. Its continued use as a basis for official projections is likely to result in direct harm to consumers.” 

  • FCFEP Published Brief on Florida’s Coverage Options

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    FL: The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy published a brief on Florida’s coverage options and challenges following the 2013 legislative session and the upcoming open enrollment period beginning October 1, 2013. The brief provides a history of the legislature’s decision to default to the Federally Facilitated Exchange and outlines information about qualified health plans (QHPs) offered through the Exchange, including the opportunity to access premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions to purchase a QHP. 
  • FCFEP Issue Brief Highlighted ACA Coverage Provisions

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    The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy (FCFFEP) published an issue brief focusing on an assessment of Florida’s compliance with private coverage provisions of the ACA. The assessment is based on research conducted by the Florida Public Interest Research Group and FCFFEP through direct communication with insurers and review of insurers' administrative filings with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). The brief found that, although the state has been resistant to implementing the ACA, Florida insurers appear to be generally compliant and millions of state residents are benefitting as a result.

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