Floridians have seen a 10 percent rise in premiums since 2010; New York now requires insurers to pay for telehealth services;

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> As Florida employers shift more healthcare cost onto their employees, millions of residents have seen premiums rise by nearly 10 percent since 2010, according to a report from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Report (.pdf)

> Since open enrollment kicked off Nov. 15, California has enrolled 217,146 individuals, reported the Los Angeles Times. The state remains confident of reaching its 2015 enrollment goal. Article

> A recent New York law requires insurers now to pay for telehealth services, reported Healthcare Payer News. Article

Anti-Fraud News

> Amid a high-profile federal fraud investigation related to potential kickback violations, a Virginia cardiac biomarker laboratory has ended its partnership with BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc., pinning the wrongdoing on the sales-and-marketing contractor, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

> Data mining tools have become a key instrument in uncovering fraud schemes, according to The Financial Times, which pulled back the curtain on the fraud detection and investigation process to reveal a system that has become steeped in analytics. Article

And finally … It's snowing. In Ireland. Article