At the beginning of a new year, many of us resolve to lose weight, save more money and spend more time with our families. I am asking you to resolve to also spend a little time with your insurance agent and undergo an insurance checkup.
This week is “Get Smart About Insurance Week,” and I am urging Florida residents and business owners to make sure they have the coverage they need. The next hurricane season is less than six months away, and Floridians need to start getting ready now.
The Department of Financial Services has insurance consumer specialists throughout the state who can help you determine what you need to think about when considering how much coverage you need. Your insurance agent also can be a great resource. Just make sure you are dealing with a Florida-licensed agent who represents a Florida-authorized insurance company.
Read all documents before you sign, and give yourself time to address any questions you may have. Knowledge is your best protection.
Our masthead for January is a view of the County Courthouse located downtown in beautiful Madison County, Florida.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF SCHOOL VOUCHER LAW DEFENSE REACHING STATE SUPREME COURT
past Hurricane season a strong incentive
to Get an insurance checkup
|FEDERAL INCOME TAX DEDUCTION TO CONSIDER FOR 2004 TAX RETURNS|
Good news for Floridians is the restoration of the federal deduction
FLORIDA MAN WANTED IN FAMILY SLIP-AND-FALL SCHEME IS AWAITING EXTRADITION IN CALIFORNIA
A 30-year-old man wanted in Florida since 1995 on numerous felony charges for his alleged role in his family’s nationwide “slip-and-fall” fraud scheme is in custody in California awaiting extradition.
Christopher Michael Evans, whose last-known Florida address was 5612 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, was arrested January 13 in Mountainview, California, on an unrelated charge. He is the fifth member of the family, including his mother, to be apprehended. Two other suspects, identified as Russell Evans and Raquel Miller, remain at large. The charges and arrests are the culmination of a lengthy investigation by Florida’s Division of Insurance Fraud.
“Everyone pays for insurance fraud through increased premiums and increased costs for goods and services,” said Florida’s Chief Financial Tom Gallagher, who oversees the Department of Financial Services and its Division of Insurance Fraud. “This arrest shows that there is no safe haven for those who commit criminal acts against Floridians.” CONTINUED