Florida PIP fraud News

Three Arrested in Florida in Unlicensed Clinic PIP Fraud Scam

Three Central Florida arrests were made by the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud for the operation of an unlicensed clinic in Orlando that was used as part of a personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme, according to the Florida Department …

Florida Arrests 9 Individuals Suspected of PIP Fraud in Miami

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced nine arrests were made last month for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud in Miami.  Charged in eight separate cases involving seven staged accidents, the individuals were arrested and charged for their involvement in …

Florida PIP Report Shows Reduction in Rates and Fraud

Florida’s attempt to lower the cost of personal injury protection (PIP) automobile coverage is making progress as insurers’ rates have declined due in part to lower losses and fewer fraudulent claims. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation released an annual …

Florida CFO Arrests 5 in Alleged Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of five individuals on grand theft and insurance fraud charges for their involvement in an alleged staged accident. Officials said the alleged scam resulted in fraudulent Personal Injury Protection (PIP) billings …

Florida Arrests 5 in Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrests of attorneys, chiropractors and clinic employees involved in an organized personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme. Atwater said the five arrests were made in Martin, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, following …

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 …