Santa Rosa County is 7th healthiest county in state. Escambia is 49th.

Santa Rosa County is the seventh healthiest county in Florida, while Escambia County ranks 49th, according to a new report.

Each year, the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation release county health rankings for counties across the country, including each of Florida's 67 counties. The organizations released their 2019 rankings in a new report Tuesday.

According to the report, both local counties improved compared to last year, with Santa Rosa County rising from No. 12 to No. 7, and Escambia County rising from No. 53 to No. 49.  Go to the story

More: Santa Rosa County soars in health rankings, Escambia County struggles, report finds

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Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News Journal
Posted On Sat June 15th 2019

769 hospitals fined for medical errors, infections, by CMS

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable issues.

Kaiser Health News

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.Go to the story

Kaiser Health News
Posted On Sat June 15th 2019

Expected Travel Increase - Are You Prepared? 

 2021 is underway and COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed. As a result, one study predicts more travel to take place this year, which could positively impact your business.1 According to the study, many travelers who postponed most, if not all, of their travel in 2020 have vowed to make up for it by taking longer, more extravagant trips in 2021. Additionally, those who did travel last year are expressing regret for not involving a travel agent in the planning process. Now more than ever, as travelers plan for much-needed getaways, they are seeking the expertise and product offerings of agents in the industry to provide them with peace of mind when they're away from home. Make sure you're up to speed with IMG's latest travel protection and travel medical insurance products to keep your customers protected and worry-free as they begin to travel again.  


IMG's iTravelInsured Updates

As previously announced, IMG is pleased to share updates we have made to our iTravelInsured Travel Lite, SE, and LX plans. These changes will be effective January 27, 2021.

Some key changes have been made to provide more flexibility and adapt to the "new normal" of travel conditions around the world. We have increased the maximum trip duration to 180 days on all plans, and many plans have trip cancellation/interruption perils, which include but are not limited to: 
  • Travel bans, alerts, or warnings at level 4+
  • Legal separation or divorce 
  • Illness, chronic diagnosis, or death of a pet 
  • Many more
In addition to the product updates, we would also like to remind you of the previous announcement of the retirement of the iTravelInsured website, effective January 27, 2021.

Posted On Wed February 17th 2021