8/10/2011 - National Insurance Crime Bureau reveals questionable claims report
A new study is indicating that nearly half of all questionable insurance claims come from five states.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, after performing a three-year analysis of questionable insurance claims between January 2008 through to the end of December 2010, five states - California, Florida, Texas, New York and Michigan - accounted for 49 percent of all questionable claims filed. The cities in these states where issues were prevalent, according to the NICB, were Los Angeles, Tampa, Houston, New York City and Detroit.
The study also looked into what types of claims were the most questionable, finding that in all three years, many were auto insurance-related. The most common reasons for why the claims were considered questionable were suspicions of faked or exaggerated injuries.
If you suspect insurance fraud, you can report it directly to Selective by calling our Fraud Hotline (877-862-2824). We will make every effort to maintain your confidentiality. You can also report insurance fraud to the National Insurance Crime Bureau
(800-835-6422) or to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud