Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced two arrests made by the Division of Insurance Fraud in separate cases. Johanna Gonzalez, 32, a licensed insurance agent, was arrested for forging an insurance document and in an unrelated case, Beatriz Martinez, 44, a licensed public adjuster, was arrested for grand theft after failing to return insurance funds owed to consumers. Both are residents of Miami-Dade County.
Please see attached letter from the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation which provides consumer guidance regarding Florida Healthcare Plus, Inc.’s receivership process. FHCP was recently ordered into receivership for purposes of rehabilitation, with an automatic liquidation effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2015. FHCP members have continued health care coverage with the company until January 1, 2015. If members do not select an alternative health coverage plan before January 1st, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will automatically enroll them into original fee-for-service Medicare with a prescription drug plan.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Orange County insurance agent Mario Ferreri, 60, for defrauding clients of his financial services company, Financial Management Resources, out of more than $1 million in life insurance premium payments.