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Department Seeks Disciplinary Action against Orlando-area Agents for Unlicensed Insurance Sales

6/24/2003

CONTACTO: Nina Banister
(850) 413-2842

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Financial Services is seeking to revoke or suspend the licenses of two Orlando-area insurance agents who allegedly marketed phony policies.

Michael Edward Rock, 33, of 1650 Natchez Trace Blvd., Orlando, is accused of marketing phony medical malpractice coverage to physicians and collecting $45,000 in premiums from at least one. Rock operated Embassy Bonding and Surety, Ltd. from an office at 85 W. Pine St., Suite 220. He was arrested in November on charges of grand theft, organized fraud and transacting insurance without a license.

William Raymond Orlando, 51, de 232 Apache St., Tavernier, está acusado de vender coberturas de seguro de salud falsas a varios pequeños comercios en Keys. Vendió pólizas para Local 16, una entidad sin licencia que operaba como el Fondo Nacional de Salud de United States Workers of America Local 16, Fondo Nacional de Salud IIAWU, y Fondo Nacional de Salud Local 16.

Since February 2001, the department has shut down 14 unlicensed entities and their various affiliates after receiving complaints about unpaid claims. Entities that are not licensed in Florida are not regulated, and therefore there are no assurances of their ability to pay claims.

A partir del pasado 1 de octubre, es un delito grave de tercer grado para cualquiera negociar un seguro sin licencia en Florida, y los agentes que venden pólizas sin licencia podrían ser responsables de reclamaciones impagas.

The department has been conducting a statewide public education campaign for more than a year warning consumers to "Verify Before You Buy." Consumers may visit www.fldfs.com and click "Think You're Covered?" to read the complaints against these agents and others, find out if an insurance company is licensed in Florida, file a complaint or learn more about unlicensed insurance.

Los consumidores también pueden llamar a la línea directa gratuita de atención al cliente del Departamento de Servicios Financieros al 1-800-342-2862 para verificar que están tratando con una compañía de seguro con licencia o un agente con licencia. La línea de atención está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 7 p.m.