| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Consider these points:
The average payout for a personal injury protection claim increased over the past seven years — but not enough to keep up with the inflation rate for health care.
The conviction rate for suspicious personal injury claims has...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney
- FL AG Adam Putnam is our state chairman
- FL CFO Jeff Atwater is our state finance chairman
- FL AG Pam Bondi is a national advisor
- State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville)
- State Sen. JD Alexander...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:44 PM
All of America is suffering. But five states have been hit particularly hard by foreclosures — and foreclosure fraud.
In four of those five states, attorneys general have aggressively stood up for their constituents.
A.G.'s in Arizona, California,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Recent Florida investigations reveal consumers should be very careful about which companies they buy travel insurance from, as state law requires such companies to be registered and licensed with the state.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Florida officials are warning residents about a new scam that targets those who hope to recover unclaimed cash or property from the state.
The scam: Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today warned consumers about a new scam - and...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:37 PM
If you live in Florida long enough, you know that certain words mean trouble's brewing.
Like "Category 5."
Well, here's another: "Reform."
Any time a Tallahassee politician says it, you're also in harm's way.
Especially when it comes to insurance....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Florida insurance industry representatives know state lawmakers may not end up spending as much time on insurance issues during the legislative session that starts in January as they have in years past.
But some have a wish-list of changes they said...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The race is on. Some state leaders and insurers are mobilizing to drive legislation fighting auto insurance fraud to the finish line during the lawmaking session that starts in January.
Bills proposed this year to attack fraudulent personal injury...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott told Florida Cabinet members today that the first thing required to address automobile insurance fraud is to get more information from the insurance industry on where the money for claims is going, what...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Despite support from Florida’s top leaders on the need for new laws to fight automobile insurance fraud, the proposals faced intense scrutiny at House and Senate insurance committee meetings today.
Several Senators demanded insurers and others...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Eight contractors have been charged in a $70 million "cheat to compete" scheme involving workers' compensation fraud and money laundering, Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced in a joint press...