Coalition Against Insurance Fraud News

People News: AIG, AIR Worldwide, CAIF

AIG Names DeSett Head of Field Operations, North America General Insurance American International Group, Inc. announced that Timothy DeSett will join the company as head of Field Operations, North America General Insurance, reporting to Ken Riegler, chief operating officer, North …

Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame: 9 of the Worst Scammers of 2017

A kindly man’s best friend burns him alive … a doctor sticks needles and lasers into patients’ healthy eyes … a father kills his baby. These extreme schemers are among the 9 worst insurance criminals of 2017. They were elected …

People News: Auto-Owners, Concord General, CAIF

Auto-Owners Insurance, Concord General Mutual Insurance Affiliation Approved Auto-Owners Insurance and Concord General Mutual Insurance announce that their affiliation has been approved effective April 1, 2017, by policyholders and all regulatory bodies. Auto-Owners is an A.M. Best A++ (Superior) rated …

Status of 2017 Anti-Fraud Legislation Around the Nation

Workers’ compensation premium fraud, restricting crash reports and extending the time in which to investigate fraud rings are the focus of just a few of the anti-fraud legislation pending across the nation, according to Howard Goldblatt, director of Government Affairs …

New York Arson Dog Awarded Top Fraud Fighter Award

A remarkable arson dog, whose nifty nose earned dozens of arson convictions, was named New York’s top fraud fighter for 2016. Scooter, a trained yellow Labrador Retriever had a memorable 10-year career before passing away in October 2016. She investigated …

As Insurance Fraud Surges, Insurers Fight Back by Automating Detection

Insurance fraud is rising and more insurers are responding forcefully by automating investigations with skilled technology, according to a study of insurer technology usage by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. More than 60 percent of insurers say fraud has climbed …

Anti-Fraud Groups Support EUOs Without Court Order in Kentucky

Examinations under oath (EUO) help insurers combat fraud and should be allowed without requiring time-consuming court orders in Kentucky, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said in a joint amicus brief filed last week with …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Connecticut Man Admits to Role in Staging Car Crashes A Connecticut man who authorities say conspired to stage about 50 car crashes in an insurance scheme has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Carlins Calixte of Norwich entered the plea …

Fraud Coalition Urges Texas High Court to Let Insurers Prove Fraud

Allowing medical providers to hide false claims amid treatment for crash injuries will encourage scams and could discourage insurers from writing business in Texas, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said in an amicus brief filed this week with the state …

CAIF’s 2015 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame 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 …