Bruce D. Platt

Bruce D. Platt

Akerman LLP

Recognized since 2013

Tallahassee, Florida

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Insurance Law

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Bruce Platt serves as managing partner of Akerman’s Tallahassee office and as deputy chair of the Healthcare Practice Group. With a background in healthcare and medical technology, he helps insurers, providers, and related companies navigate federal and state regulations and administrative law. Clients rely on Bruce for guidance on complex regulations, such as the Florida Insurance Code, HIPAA, and the Affordable Care Act. His clients include Aetna, AvMed, Florida Blue, Health First, and UnitedHealthcare, among others.

Known for his experience with and understanding of state and insurance agencies, Bruce assists clients with applications and filings, including acquisition and certificate of authority applications for Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, reinsurers, prepaid limited health service organizations, third-party administrators, and discount medical plan organizations. Additionally, Bruce represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and rule development hearings and workshops. He also provides advice on strategic planning and government relations as well as regulatory and compliance issues.

Bruce serves as executive director and general counsel to the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan. In the community, he serves in leadership roles with the March of Dimes and has been involved on a volunteer basis with the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.


  • 201 East Park Avenue, Suite 300
    Tallahassee, FL 32301


  • Emory University, BS, graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan - Executive Director and General Counsel
  • Florida Healthy Kids Corporation - Purchasing and Contracting Committee, Member, 2011-Present
  • March of Dimes - Signature Chefs Auction, Event Vice Chair 2008, Event Chair 2015

Akerman LLP
Tallahassee, Florida

215 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

83 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law

Published Work and Lectures

  • Health Law Rx Blog, Editor & Contributor
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Author, "Congressional Budget Office Issues Report on Medicare Part D Beneficiary Spending Patterns," January 10, 2012
  • Aspatore Special Report, Understanding the Health Care Reform Bill: An Immediate Look at the Potential Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Co-Author, "Accountable Care Organizations: The Next Wave of Medicare Services," 2010
  • Westlaw Journal, Co-Author, "Florida v. HHS Takes Health Reform to High Court," December 2011
  • The Internet: New Opportunities, New Questions, Florida Underwriter, Volume 18, Number 4
  • Dispelling the Negative Myths of Managed Care: An Analysis of Anti-Managed Care Legislation and the Quality of Care Provided by Health Maintenance Organizations, Co-Author, FSU Law Review Vo. 23, No. 2
  • A Summary of the Health Care and Insurance Reform Act of 1993: Florida Blazes the Trail, FSU Law Review Vo. 21, No. 2
  • Negligent Retention and Hiring in Florida: Safety of Customers Versus Security of Employers, FSU Law Review Vo. 20, No. 3

Representative Experience

  • Represents various insurers and insurance-related companies, including HMOs and health, Medicare Part D, title, life settlement, and property and casualty insurers, in obtaining or acquiring Florida Certificates of Authority.
  • Represents insurance companies – including many of the health insurance companies and HMOs operating in Florida – in disciplinary proceedings and with regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Represent institutional investors with regulatory issues associated with ownership of insurance entities.

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