CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Harold John Pompey, 68, a licensed chiropractor working at Gate Parkway Diagnostics Center (GPDC) in Fort Myers for scheming to defraud multiple insurance carriers by filing false and fraudulent insurance claims in order to collect PIP insurance benefits. Investigators uncovered that Pompey and GPDC were merely completing forms in order to support fraudulent claims being filed for insurance PIP funds to be paid to GPD.
CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the arrests of nine men as a result of a two-day undercover operation in Manatee County focusing on unlicensed contractors that failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance, which, in the case of a workplace injury, can result in lost income, a heavy financial burden and inadequate medical coverage for their employees. The operation was conducted by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Insurance Fraud and Bureau of Compliance, in concert with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Manatee County Sheriff’s office, Bradenton and Holmes Beach Police departments and the Manatee County State Attorney’s Office.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Erica Huffman, 32, of Middleburg for forging documents in support of a nearly $50,000 disability insurance fraud scheme. An investigation revealed that Huffman forged doctor’s treatment forms and medical affidavits in support of her fraudulent short term disability insurance claims.
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Florida's first-ever insurance consumer advocate is headed back to the post he inaugurated nearly 25 years ago. For the third time, Steve Burgess, 65, will become Florida's insurance watchdog, state CFO Jeff Atwater said Tuesday.
Get the smelling salts: A Florida property insurer is asking for a 9.3 percent rate cut. Consumer advocates are applauding but wondering why more insurers can’t do the same thing.
Eleven days ago, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater asked a question that is on many Floridians’ minds: When will the cost of property insurance start coming down?