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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, Florida -- (January 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.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, is a leading insurer of small businesses in the United States and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at


Jerry Davies

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