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Suspicious No-Fault Claims Account For High Fraud In 2010

Originally Posted: March 02, 2011


Albany - Suspicious no-fault automobile insurance claims accounted for most of the 14,625 reports of suspected health care-related fraud sent to the New York State Insurance Department last year.

According to the Insurance Department's 2010 Annual Report on Health Insurance Fraud, there were 12,807 reports of suspected fraud involving no-fault insurance, or 88 percent of the total number of health care-related reports received.

After several years of decline, the number of suspected no-fault fraud reports began to rise in 2007 and leveled off last year when there was a slight decrease in the number of reports received compared to 2009.

Besides no-fault fraud, the report states that there were 1,625 reports of fraud related to health insurance claims and 193 related to private disability insurance.
Investigations by the Department's Frauds Bureau led to 159 arrests in 2010.

The report says that common types of health care fraud include billing for services not rendered, performing medically unnecessary treatments, filing claims for non-existent injuries and staging auto accidents.


Guest (zairene g.) from USA says::
If you own a vehicle in one of many states, no fault insurance could possibly be an option for you. There are a variety of opinions on no fault insurance, and each state has a different law. No-fault insurance in most states, does not remove all liability. Severely injured victims generally nevertheless have some recourse. I found this here: The basics of no-fault vehicle insurance
Apr 11, 2011 1:45 am

 

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