SOURCE: Farmers Insurance

January 25, 2012 13:52 ET

Farmers Insurance Companies' 21st Century and Bristol West Join Florida Governor Rick Scott's Call to Put the Brakes on Auto Accident Fraud in the State

TALLAHASSEE, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Farmers Insurance Companies' 21st Century and Bristol West applaud and support the initiatives outlined by Florida Governor Rick Scott in today's press conference calling for a halt to auto accident fraud in the state.

"We join with Insurance Fraud Coalition members, partners, and business leaders to 'Gear Up Florida' to put the brakes on insurance fraud," stated Doug Ashbridge, Farmers Director of Special Investigations.

Members of the insurance companies' Special Investigations Unit were in attendance at the press conference rally. "We specifically support the Governor and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's efforts and initiatives around the four identified pillars to rein in auto insurance fraud in the state of Florida," Ashbridge continued.

"Fraud Prevention, Litigation Reform, Utilization and Provider Reform, and Accountability will be key in fighting and winning this battle on behalf of the honest auto insurance policyholders and citizens in Florida. Our insurance and special investigations' professionals actively support the efforts of Florida officials and will continue to work with the Governor and his staff to stop insurance fraud in Florida," Ashbridge said.

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