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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 …

California Bill Would Intercept Insurance Claims to Fund Child Support

California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily participate in the program. It collects about $17 million annually from …

Idaho Man Sentenced For Insurance Fraud Against Progressive

An Idaho Falls, Idaho man has been sentenced for filing false car insurance claims. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office says Robert C. MacNeilage was sentenced last week to an intensive treatment and education program at a minimum-security prison, with an underlying …

Problem of Metal Theft Focus of Illinois House Bill

A bill filed in the Illinois House would form a new task force to address thefts of recyclable metals, including copper. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the panel would review efforts to combat theft and come up with new ideas. Findings …

Georgia Regulators Recovered $4.7M for Consumers in First 9 Months of 2014

The Georgia Department of Insurance announced that consumers who filed complaints with the department during the first nine months of 2014 have received more than $4.7 million from insurance companies as a result of the department’s mediations efforts. Since January …

Utah Claims Settled by Phillips 66 for $2 Million

Oil refiner Phillips 66 has paid $2 million to settle allegations it helped itself to a state fund for cleaning up damage from leaking fuel storage tanks even though it had insurance to cover the cleanups. Phillips 66 is among …

Washington Commissioner: Prevented $250K In Insurance Fraud In 2013

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler reported that his special investigations unit sent 11 insurance fraud cases to the court system resulting in 32 felony charges and preventing more than $237,000 in loss in 2013. Charges ranged from filing false insurance …