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Meeting of the Money Services Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group

9/6/2011

Contact: Alexis Lambert 
(850) 413-2842
 
WHO:  Money Services Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group
WHAT: Meeting of the Money Services Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group
WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 8, 2 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Room B-33, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines St., Tallahassee, Fla. 32399
 
The Money Services Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group will hold its second meeting on Sept. 8 in Tallahassee.  At the Aug. 2 Cabinet meeting, CFO Atwater announced the creation of the work group to review the practices of certain bad actors in the check cashing services industry aiding in workers’ compensation premium fraud, which is putting pressure on rates and crippling the business community. 
 
The work group includes representatives from the CFO’s Division of Insurance Fraud as well as the Office of Financial Regulation, the Attorney General’s Office, and the construction and money services industries. The meeting will include presentations from the Division of Corporations, the Office of Financial Regulation, the construction industry, and the money services business industry. 
 
The agenda for the Money Services Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group meeting is attached.  For more information about the work group or to report fraud, please visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com/sitePages/agency/sections/MoneyServiceBusiness.aspx.
 
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official and officer of the Florida Cabinet, oversees the Department of Financial Services including the Division of Insurance Fraud.  CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending.