April 11, 2014

Florida Hospital Association Partners with Harden

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) is pleased to announce that Harden and FHA have established a strategic relationship. Harden's exclusive partnership with FHA includes its insurance, employee benefits, and risk management services platforms.  Harden will also serve as a Platinum Underwriter of FHA's educational programs and Annual Meeting.

As a leading broker with significant market influence, Harden's healthcare practice is comprised of several dedicated teams of professionals with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Each team develops and delivers creative solutions to meet the needs of organizations within a rapidly changing industry. FHA members will benefit from practical, comprehensive solutions that lower enterprise cost of risk.

"We have been highly successful in growing our Florida health system and physician practice customer base and are excited for the opportunity to develop special programs and services in partnership with FHA. This endorsement is a significant recognition of Harden's success," said Michael Ammiano, Harden senior vice president.

"FHA's partnership with Harden underscores our commitment to provide key resources. Our members will benefit from Harden's experienced staff, depth of knowledge, and comprehensive services for maintaining a healthy organization and workforce," said FHA President Bruce Rueben.

In addition, FHA members will have direct access to the Florida Hospital Risk Alliance (FHRA), a property insurance facility designed exclusively for FHA member hospitals. Managed by Harden, FHRA is a special purpose company formed in 2009 by several Florida health systems to reduce the cost of property insurance and ensure adequate capacity for catastrophic hurricane and flood exposures for its member hospitals.

About the Florida Hospital Association
The Florida Hospital Association is comprised of 239 hospitals and health systems from across the state. Through representation and advocacy, education, and informational services, we support the mission of our members to provide the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. For more information, visit www.fha.org.

About Harden
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Harden is the region's leading insurance brokerage firm providing insurance, risk management, employee benefits, and financial services. Founded in 1953, the company employs over 120 associates throughout three office locations in Florida. Harden is an Assurex Global partner that consists of the world's premier privately held insurance brokerage firms. For more information about Harden, please visit www.hardeninsight.com.