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map of US minus Alaska and Hawaii Individuals considering an out-of-state move might want to investigate their health insurance options before departing. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pandemic forced many employers to rethink their stance on remote work, and many workers, now untethered from the office, have been setting their sights on new locales. They’re seeking lower cost of living, shorter commutes, better work/life balance… but how many are taking a look at health care access and prices before they pack up the moving van?

Between September 2020 and March 2021, more than 33,500 New Yorkers moved to Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The cost of living is lower, the weather is warmer and working remotely is now the norm. But is the health care system in Florida similar to that in New York? To find out, insurtech company HealthCareInsider.com recently compared 28 metrics in both states — covering quality, access, providers, and cost.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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