FBI raids Universal Health Care Insurance offices in St. Petersburg

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People stand outside the office of Universal Health Care after federal agents raided the building Thursday morning.

 


 


St. Petersburg, Florida -- The FBI and Health and Human Services are raiding the offices of a St. Petersburg health insurance company.

Agents went inside the building located at 100 Central Avenue and began seizing documents from Universal Health Care shortly after 8 a.m.

Last week, Universal Health Care was ordered into receivership, which means the state would take control of the company for purposes of liquidation. Liquidation was originally scheduled for April 1st.

Thursday's raid comes after claims of mismanagement, and also after state officials found the company did not have enough reserve funds to pay claims.

Universal Health Care employs about 800 people. Some employees tell 10 News that they were were told come Friday, they wouldn't have jobs.

Check your insurance card, because this company is a Medicare insurer! Universal operated two related companies that provide Medicare Advantage insurance and Medicaid to about 100,000 members. They will be sent letters explaining their options for health care coverage after April 1.

If you're a Universal Health Care Medicare customer, you can contact the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at 1-800-MEDICARE. 

If you are a Medicaid member of the Universal HMO, you can contact the Agency for Healthcare Administration at 1-866-467-4970 if you're in Broward, Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. Medicaid recipients in other counties should call 1-888-367-6554.

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