California Senate Passes Insurance Fraud Bill

May 29, 2009

The California Senate has passed SB 156, a bill that would authorize the Department of Insurance or a district attorney to convene meetings with an insurance company to discuss
a specific insurance fraud and would provide that any person sharing
information pursuant to that authorization would be protected from
civil liability. The “Insurance: fraud prevention and detection bill” noted that exisiting law generally provides for the prevention, detection, and
investigation of insurance fraud, in which insurers are required to disclose to an authorized governmental agency information relative to incidents of workers’ compensation fraud, as specified.

The bill now moves to the Assembly.

Souce: California Legislature

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