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Rhode Island Chiropractic Office Sued for Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

An insurance company is suing a Providence, R.I., chiropractic office, alleging its owner falsified medical records to boost insurance claims and paid kickbacks to personal injury lawyers who referred clients. The Providence Journal reports the lawsuit filed by Allstate Insurance Company …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Virginia Police Urge Caution When Making Post Hurricane Matthew Repairs

Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure …

ABI Confirms Insurers’ UK Flood Coverage Efforts; Losses May Top $1.6 Billion

Mark Shepherd, General Insurance Policy Manager at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), said: “Insurers will be doing everything possible to help customers hit by the latest floods. “They will be operating 24 hour emergency helplines to give customers immediate …

Insurance Council of Australia Declares Sydney Storms a Catastrophe

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared a catastrophe after storms struck New South Wales, in particular Sydney’s eastern and southern suburbs. The ICA’s bulletin notes that the “storms brought wind in excess of 200kmh [124 mph], heavy rain …

India Floods Top Aon Benfield/Impact Forecasting’s November Cat Recap

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has issued the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during November 2015. The report leads off with an …

N.Y. Assembly OKs Bill to Expedite Claims Processes After Disasters

The New York State Assembly recently approved a bill (A04458) that would require insurers to expedite claims investigation and settlement processes after declared disasters and emergencies. Under the legislation, which passed the Assembly on June 17, insurers would be required …

Deadline to File Flood Insurance Claims in Oklahoma Extended

Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner says property owners who experienced flood damage during heavy rainfall in May and June have more time to file insurance claims. Commissioner John Doak said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given National Flood Insurance Program policyholders …

7 in California and Washington Charged With 100+ Counts of Auto Insurance

Seven people in California and Washington were arrested for allegedly conspiring to defraud eight insurance companies by submitting fraudulent auto insurance claims totaling more than $175,000. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, assisted by Snohomish County Marshall’s Office and …

Prosecutor: Pennsylvania Nurse on Disability Taught Fitness Class

Authorities say a Delaware County, Pennsylvania, nurse who said she was too injured to work was well enough to work 84 times as a fitness instructor. The Delaware County District Attorney’s office has charged 36-year-old Jamie Scott of Ridley Township …