Coalition Against Insurance Fraud News

Experts Puzzled by Decline in Insurance Fraud Tips via Technology

Even though insurers have invested heavily in fraud-fighting technology, the percentage of referrals from automated systems accepted by special investigation units has declined to 15 percent from 22 percent in the past two years, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud reported …

Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Inducts 9 Scammers

The Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame has inducted nine new members. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a group of insurance, consumers and government organizations, reported the following inductees: Burning desire. Two firefighters died when a brick wall fell on them …

Antifraud Group Adds Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner to Executive Committee

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has been named to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud‘s executive committee. He was elected unanimously by the Coalition’s executive committee. Doak, who is serving a second straight year as chair of the National Association …

Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Reveals 2015 Inductees

Blown up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. They were enshrined by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The Hall of Shame …

New Insurance Fraud Fighting Laws in Effect in Minnesota

Minnesota now has two new laws that allow civil actions against those who commit insurance fraud, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced. The strong anti-fraud measures became law when Gov. Mark Dayton signed a larger omnibus bill containing the provisions …

Group Says New Maryland Law Slams Door on Rebates by Shady Contractors

More Maryland homeowners will avoid a costly trap by predatory contractors thanks to a new law, the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said. Maryland Senate Bill 736 was signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley on May 2. The …

Murderer, Fake FBI Agent, Amateur Arsonist Enter Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame

A cash-strapped businessman torches his home then massacres five people to keep witnesses from testifying. A cop shoots himself to steal workers’ comp money. Two scammers stuff a coffin with a mannequin and cow parts to invent a dead person …