FCA GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Best insurance equality laws in the nation
- Greater chiropractic acceptance through high educational standards
- Chiropractic coverage and equality under no-fault statutes
- Chiropractic reimbursement under Florida's Medicaid Program
- Development of publications and PR materials to assist the doctor's personal and practice success, at reduced or no cost
- Defense of the Florida Chiropractic Practice Act, considered a model by the rest of the nation.
- Continued improvement in third party/insurance inclusion
- Inclusion of chiropractic in Florida's team physician statutes
- Development of highly trained professional staff, accessible and responsive to the member doctor for assistance in professional problems he or she encounters on a daily basis.
- Chiropractic representation on state health care advisory councils
- Judicious use of member dollars in ongoing, progressive paid radio and television advertising, covering the entire state, for the benefit of all practitioners.
No other association can make these claims!
It is easy for any group to say they are committed to a set of goals which have already been accomplished by another group. If you are a member of FCA, then you have helped to accomplish the above. If you are not a member, please join today. There is yet much more to accomplish.
BENEFITS TO JOINING
There are definitely some great advantages to belonging to the FCA. Here are just a few of the benefits we offer to make sure your dues are always a wise investment in your professional success:
Tax-Deductible "Return of Dues"
Life Insurance Program
Your FCA dues yield much more than the prestige of membership or educational benefits. Each year the FCA accumulates the value of your dues for a life insurance benefit. The actual value of your return of dues benefit equals the accumulated amount invested in your dues paid to date, up to $5000. Upon your death, your designated beneficiary will receive all dues you have paid in for ten years plus a 10% bonus, provided your membership was uninterrupted. So FCA membership gives you a tax-deductible form of life insurance!
Each year the FCA provides a variety of education programs geared to the needs of the membership. Many qualify for license renewal, while others are purely informational. Programs are also provided for the chiropractic assistant and often fulfill ACRRT (X-ray tech) recertification requirements. FCA seminars are offered to members at reduced rates.
The FCA employs a team of eight lobbyists to monitor the legislative climate in Florida and represent your interests. The FCA Government Relations Committee also works hard on chiropractic at the grassroots level and in the Legislature. Significant strides for the profession have been made through the FCA's effective legislative program.
The FCA Insurance Relations Committee takes on important issues within this area, keeps you up-to-date on the latest changes and continually strives to improve relations with the insurance industry.
This award-winning bimonthly publication reaches the entire membership in Florida as well as chiropractic colleges and state chiropractic associations. Each publication focuses on an issue of importance to all chiropractors. Also included are committee reports, calendars, college news, classified advertising, district reports and practice tips. Circulation exceeds 4,600.
FCA Web Site
Access to the Members Only section of the FCA Web Site, for searchable directory, calendar of events, leadership, government relations and legal, committees and councils, insurance and managed care information and an online market where you can order chiropractic publications and other professional items. Your listing in "Find a Doctor" makes it easy for new patients in your area to find you. The FCA web site is on its way to becoming the #1 resource for law and regulation changes and important documents needed for your Florida practice.
Informational mail-outs are sent to members only, presenting timely and pertinent materials and the latest in membership benefits.
Conventions & Expositions
Each year the FCA offers three getaway weekends with educational seminars for license renewal plus expositions featuring the latest in chiropractic products and services to enhance your practice. FCA's annual fall convention offers the largest chiropractic exposition in the nation.
A knowledgeable, full-time staff is available to answer questions and to provide assistance. Call us at 407-654-3225.
FCA offers many opportunities for personal growth and leadership. Many serve the profession by becoming involved in district activities, committee participation or special projects. The FCA is a democratic organization, you can become involved and make a difference in the direction and progress of the Association and the profession.
Free Classified Advertising
Looked in the FCA Journal classifieds lately? They're growing and so is our readership. Ads for equipment, practice sales and associates, to name a few, will be placed free of charge for members.
Local Society Meetings
These meetings with 18 FCA affiliated local societies offer an excellent forum for specific issues of concern to DCs in varying areas of Florida. They also help to build camaraderie within the profession.
The FCA's General Counsel continually monitors legal issues of importance to the profession. When necessary, the Association takes action to protect the interests of the practitioner.
For members with special clinical interests, there are FCA councils in Physical Fitness and Sports, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Neurology and Nutrition.
Chiro-PAC, FCA's political action committee, solicits contributions from members and supports the election and reelection efforts of Florida legislators who are friends of the profession. Through one of Florida's most effective grassroots network, politically-inclined members are matched as key contacts to each legislator. Chiro-PAC is one of the ten strongest PACs in Florida. Its strength insures chiropractic's continued role as a major player in influencing state legislation affecting the profession.
FCA sends out regular materials for you to use in your own community public relations programs. These include sample ads, press releases, Governor's proclamations, and many other PR tools which build the image of chiropractic in your local community.
There are a number of Discounts that Members are entitled to, outlined within the Member's Only section. These range from Discounted Attractions Tickets, Hotels and Rental Cars for you and your family to Credit Services and marketing materials for your business.