The Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) today issued a consumer warning for Floridians receiving solicitations from unauthorized insurance companies using the names American Trade Association, Real Benefits Association or Smart Data Solutions. Selling unauthorized insurance is a felony.

 No entity is currently licensed to transact insurance business in Florida under these names.  Consumers who bought health insurance policies from these entities, or another entity they cannot confirm is licensed to transact insurance in Florida, are urged to call the CFO’s Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236) or log on to Consumer Help Online at