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Please see the attached letter from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo clarifying the facts about New York and Florida’s business climates.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Carlos Gutierrez, the former president and owner of G.M. Underwriters in Miami, on grand theft and fraud charges after an investigation revealed he stole nearly $1.1 million in insurance premiums from seven insurance and premium finance companies.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that an investigation in Naples by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud has revealed that as many as 146 employees of Fruit Dynamics, LLC, more commonly known as Incredible Fresh or Collier County Produce, may have committed workers’ compensation fraud. At least 27 of these employees are also believed to have stolen the identities of victims from 25 different other states.

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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?