All posts tagged jeff atwater

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How False Water-Damage Claims Are Reaching Crisis Levels In Florida

With just a few weeks before the start of Hurricane Season 2017, there is another destructive storm hitting Florida that’s causing untold damage. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s Insurance Test

Will Republicans block an attempt to limit a legal scam? CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Proposals Re-Emerge To Pull ‘PIP’ From Florida Auto-Insurance Policies

Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system could be nearing the end of its road. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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About One Third Of Insurance Claims From Florida’s 2016 Hurricanes Left Unpaid

The 2016 hurricane season has not put any insurers in financial jeopardy, like what happened frequently a decade ago when some companies did not provide enough money to cover claims. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Surprise Medical Bill Protection Signed Into Law

Jeff Atwater, Florida’s chief financial officer, called the bill “an incredibly consumer-friendly piece of legislation.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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New Florida Insurance Law Gets National Spotlight

The new law strengthens consumer protections related to life insurance. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Be Wary Of Unregulated Property Insurance Companies

This is a dangerous trend in the property insurance market affecting commercial residential condos. 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

State Helpline Assists With Insurance Queries, Complaints

The helpline received 340,000 calls last year and helped recover $26 million to Floridians. 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

Why Aren’t Insurance Rates Dropping?

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants to know. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE