National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) News

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles; Ford Beats Honda

Car thieves have a new favorite target: the Ford full-size pickup. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s latest “Hot Wheels” report, which includes crime data from across the country, Ford full-size pickups were the most stolen vehicle in 2019, …

VP Pence Advisor Troye Joins Insurance Crime Bureau

Olivia Troye, who most recently served as the homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, has joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) as the association’s vice president of Strategy, Policy and Plans. Prior to serving the …

NICB: Ongoing Towing Scams Proving Costly for Chicagoans, Insurers

Though perhaps not the absolute worst region in the U.S. for insurance scams involving towing abuses, towing scams in Chicago continue to cause problems for residents and insurers alike, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Exorbitant towing and …

NICB: Texas Again Claims Top Spot for Hail Claims

A three-year analysis National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) of insurance claims associated with hailstorms in the United States shows Texas once again leads all states in hail claims by a wide margin. NICB’s report is based on a review of …

Texas Still Tops for Hail Claims

Texas ranked as the state with most annual hail claims — by a wide margin — over the past three years according, to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In a media announcement, the NICB said a review of claims …

30% of Disaster Claims Settled After Desk Audit Using Munich Re Remote Tool, Images

Munich Re had teamed up with a unit of the National Insurance Crime Bureau to offer insurance carriers an analytics tool that can quickly assess property damage after natural catastrophes and speed up claims payments. Roman Buegler, head of Munich …

Florida’s Citizens Joins NICB Disaster Response Services Consortium

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida’s insurer of last resort, has joined the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an insurance industry consortium spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Through the consortium, Citizens has access to advanced imagery to offer enhanced …

1 Arrested, Second Suspect Sought in Georgia Roofing Insurance Fraud Scheme

Fraud investigators with the Georgia Department of Insurance have arrested a Columbus, Ga., roofing contractor and issued warrants on his employer for intentionally vandalizing the roofs of two homes in Muscogee County, according to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner …

Top 10 Metro Areas for Car Theft

The Albuquerque, New Mexico metropolitan statistical area (MSA) repeats as having the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. New to the top 10 this year, the …

How High Costs of Car Parts Drive Car Theft: Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says today’s vehicles are loaded with expensive parts and technology that do more than increase the costs of repairs, even in minor accidents. The organization says those same expensive parts are continuing to drive …