Titular de Insurance Insights
Volume 6, No. 2 - February 2017

Noticias Útiles

- Updating you on what's going on

**Alerta al Consumidor** Estafa con Cheques que Involucra al Departamento de Servicios Financieros de la Florida

El Departamento de Servicios Financieros de la Florida hace poco se enteró de una estafa relacionada con cheques fraudulentos recibidos por los consumidores que parecen como si hubieran sido emitidos por el Departamento. En algunos casos, llevan la firma falsificada del Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jeff Atwater. Estos cheques fraudulentos fueron recibidos y denunciados por consumidores que no estaban esperando recibir fondos por parte del Departamento.

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La División de Compensación Legal por Accidentes de Trabajo de la Florida Presenta Programa en Línea de Asistencia para la Cobertura del Empleador

Para ayudar a los propietarios de empresas de la Florida a obtener cobertura de compensación legal por accidentes de trabajo para proteger a sus empleados de los impactos perjudiciales de las lesiones en el trabajo, la División de Compensación Legal por Accidentes de Trabajo de la Florida presentó una base de datos en línea de compañías de seguro llamada Programa de Asistencia para la Cobertura (CAP). Esta nueva base de datos permite que los empleadores busquen fácilmente las compañías de seguro que ofrecen activamente pólizas de compensación legal por accidentes de trabajo para su tipo de industria.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Florida NFIP Policyholders Have 60 More Days to File A Proof of Loss Associated with Hurricane Matthew Claims; Proof of Loss Extension Associated with Hurricane Hermine Claims Has Expired

At the request of Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted another extension giving National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Florida an additional 60 days to file a complete, signed, and sworn proof of loss in support of their insurance claim for flooding damages associated with Hurricane Matthew. Typically, NFIP policyholders have 60 days to file a proof of loss with their insurance company following the initial date of loss. With this latest extension, Florida NFIP policyholders will have received a total of 180 days to file a proof of loss for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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Former Associate Pastor Convicted of Investment Fraud

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) announced that Wesley Alan Brown was found guilty of 19 felony charges, including organized scheme to defraud, for his role in an investment scam. Brown faces up to five years in prison for each felony conviction, and up to 30 years in prison for the organized scheme to defraud conviction. He was remanded into the custody of the Flagler County Jail to await sentencing



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