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Florida Lawmakers Get Rid Of “No Fault” Insurance Law

The system has resulted in many fraudulent claims but no one is sure if the reform will end the fraud. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Fired State Trooper Accused Of Helping Miami Beach Dentist Get Away With Hit And Run

A body shop owner related to the dentist’s girlfriend’s was separately accused of billing the dentist’s insurance company for work that he didn’t perform. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Jeff Brandes Files Bill To Crack Down On Insurance Fraud

Brandes noted that fraud cases can account for up to 10 percent of an insurance company’s yearly losses. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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11 South Floridians Charged In $175 Million Insurance Fraud

This alleged scheme was based on compounding fraud, a system set up to generate kickbacks to physicians who prescribed the compounded medications, and the billing of health insurance providers for alleged ingredient costs of the medications. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Crash Staged In Hopes Of Collecting $16 Million In Insurance Money, Investigators Say

In 2013, authorities nabbed nearly 100 South Florida defendants in Operation Sledgehammer who were accused of staging crashes. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Accused Fraudsters Face Charges After Bilking Insurance Companies Of Millions

At least 30 arrests after ‘Operation Flames and Floods II’ uncovers organized scheme to defraud insurance companies, authorities say. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Insurers, Contractors Debate Who Should Be Allowed To Pursue Claims

Charges that home repair contractors and attorneys are teaming up to pad claims submitted to insurers will be the focus of debate for a third straight year in Tallahassee. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s ‘Operation Leaky Pipes’ Leads To 12 Arrests

The investigation uncovered a scheme between a licensed public adjuster and a plumber to coach homeowners on how to file fraudulent insurance claims for pre-existing or non-existent water damage. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida Cracking Down On Insurance Fraud With 1,500 Arrests This Year

Most disturbing, though, have been people in the business — insurance agents — who have been arrested for fraud. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Questionable Insurance Claims Balloon 23% In Florida

The South Florida region was the largest source of questionable insurance claims in the state. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

2 Florida Moms Sentenced For Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

One of the women used her five children as part of the staged car wrecks. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

New Law Aims To Stop Insurance Fraud

Florida has more cases of personal injury protection fraud than any other state in the country. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Common Car Crash Scams And How To Avoid Them

By knowing how these schemes work, motorists have a better chance of avoiding them. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

New PIP Law Aims to Reduce Auto Insurance Fraud And Rates

The Florida legislature has amended the personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, removing coverage types of medical treatment, like massage and acupuncture. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Are Legislators Missing The Mark On High Auto Insurance Premiums?

Many say the state should require that drivers have insurance and require insurers to pay legitimate claims to avoid lawsuits and do more to ensure they’re not overpaying contractors. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE ON THIS STORY