Florida PIP fraud News

3 More Arrests, 1 Conviction in Florida PIP Fraud Cases

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrests of three individuals in Fort Lauderdale for their alleged involvement in a staged accident that resulted in fraudulent personal injury protection (PIP) billings in excess of $80,000. Atwater also announced the …

Florida Clinic Owner Could Get 75 Years in PIP Fraud Case

A Florida clinic owner is facing up to 75 years in prison for being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain medical payments under the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. State investigators said they found that David Rodriguez Lopez was …

Florida Senate Leader to Insurers: Where Are Savings from PIP Reforms?

Key Florida lawmakers are running out of patience with the state’s fraud-plagued no-fault motor vehicle insurance system that has cost policyholders hundred millions of dollars. Senate President Don Gaetz , R-Niceville, told The Associated Press he isn’t persuaded that reforms …

Florida Officials, Insurers Urge Caution Over PIP Savings Report

A preliminary report on the impact of Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law suggesting it could result in savings between 12 percent and 20 percent on a portion of drivers’ premiums is presenting as many questions as answers. Regulators have cautioned …

Florida’s Anti-Fraud Auto Insurance Law Now in Effect

A trio of constitutionally questionable measures and legislation designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud are among about 150 new Florida laws going into effect Sunday. A law that bans state and local governments from hiring companies that …

Gov. Scott to Florida Insurance Agents: There’s More Work Ahead

Florida has made a good start on addressing some of the state’s most pressing insurance issues such as pursuing ways to depopulate the state-backed homeowners insurer and reforming the no-fault auto insurance law, but more remains to be done, says …

Florida Governor Signs Long-Awaited Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Bill

Florida’s decade long attempt to reform the state’s automobile no-fault insurance law has finally paid off. Gov. Rick Scott, flanked by rows of law enforcement officials and state officials, signed into law HB119, a measure that was a centerpiece of …

Florida Massage Therapist, 14 Patients Charged with Insurance Fraud

Florida officials said they have arrested a licensed massage therapist, a physician’s assistant and 14 massage clinic patients on charges of insurance fraud and grand theft as part of an undercover sting. Officials said Judith Gonzalez, 39, owner of Flamingo …

Florida Arrests 15 in Alleged Food Truck Insurance Scam

Florida officials said they have busted an alleged $800,000 insurance claims scam in which food trucks were used to stage accidents. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the outcome of a two-year insurance fraud investigation resulting in the arrests …

Florida House Passes PIP Fraud Bill

A bill aimed at cracking down on rampant fraud in the state’s personal injury protection insurance was passed Friday in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill (HB 119) was approved largely along party lines on an 85-30 vote. It’s …