Insurance fraud is when any person who knowingly and with intent to injure, defraud or deceive any insurance company or other person, files a statement of claim containing any false, incomplete, or misleading information. Persons guilty of fraud may be guilty of a felony and subject to criminal and civil penalties.
If you suspect insurance fraud or want to report fraudulent activity, please contact our claims department at 1-866-709-8749 or you may also contact the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud by phone at (850) 413-3115 or through their website at http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/fraud/#.U16X8Gd8PIW.
According to the Division of Insurance Fraud website, insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. It is estimated that insurance fraud costs the United States $80 billion dollars or more a year, which are ultimately passed down to consumers. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF) estimates this fraud to cost approximately $950 per family. Since taking office, CFO Atwater has made it a top priority to fight this insidious fraud. He believes it to be one of the biggest cost drivers for escalating insurance rates that are increasingly burdening Florida’s consumers and families.